About Us

We pride ourselves as being the friendly amateur radio group with interests in all manner of communications such as digital modes, amateur TV, weather satellite reception as well as the ordinary amateur radio communication modes.

Club Night

We meet every Wednesday at 19.00 at the Moira Replan Centre. Please feel free to come along and visit us as new members are always welcome.

A friendly ear, radio and aerial advice and support welcomes you... as well as a warm cuppa!

All we ask for is one pound per visit towards the room and refreshments.

Come weekly, fortnightly or drop in as and when you please...

You may join SDAWARG at the Annual AGM - £10 per annum.


Moira Replan Centre,
17 Ashby Road,
South Derbyshire,
DE12 6DJ


1. Name
The Group shall be known as the South Derbyshire and Ashby Woulds Amateur Radio Group.

2. Aims
   (i) To foster and encourage an interest in radio and electronics leading to a recognised qualification in Amateur Radio.
   (ii) The Group intends to encourage people of all age groups in the community especially the young, unemployed, disabled, etc., to participate in the hobby.

3. Members
All members shall abide by the constitution of the Group. The Committee shall have the power to expel any member whose conduct in the opinion of at least three quarters of the full Committee, renders that person unfit to be a member of the Group. No member shall be expelled without first being given the opportunity to appear before the Committee.
Membership register shall be closed one month before the A.G.M..
Any member not attending for six months will be deleted from the register, Student member shall be exempt from this.
Visitors may attend any three meetings in twelve months free of charge, after which they will be expected to join the Group subject to Committee approval.

4. Subscriptions
   (i) The weekly payment of subscriptions shall be set by the membership of the Group.
   (ii) The Committee shall have the power to reduce of waive subscriptions in special circumstances.

5. Finance
All money received by the Group shall be deposited in the Group's account. Withdrawals require the signature of any two from the three nominated signatures.

6. Membership of the Groups Committee
The Group's affairs shall be administered by an elected Committee. The Committee in whom the Groups property shall be vested, shall consist of:
   (i) A Chairman, who will preside at all meetings at which he/she is present.
   (ii) A Vice-Chairman who will act as Chairman in the absence of the Chairman.
   (iii) A Secretary who will be responsible for:
      a) keeping the minutes of all meetings of the Group
      b) ensuring all correspondence is correctly handled
      c) maintaining a master roll of members
      d) maintaining a register of the Groups equipment
   (iv) A Treasurer, who will be responsible for:
      a) keeping the Groups accounts
      b) advising the Committee on all financial matters
      c) preparing the accounts for audit and presenting them at the A.G.M.

7. Committee Standing Orders
Any decisions shall be made by the full Committee, except in cases of emergency three of the full Committee Members.
Committee meetings will be open meetings unless otherwise decided by the Group.
A Committee meeting shall be called by the Chairman, secretary or any three members of the Group.
The Chairman may vote. In the event of a tie, he/she has a second casting vote.

8. Annual General Meeting
   (i) The Annual General Meeting shall be on the first Wednesday in October. At least 21 days’ notice shall be given on the Groups notice board.
   (ii) The Quorum for the meeting shall be 6.
   (iii) The Agenda shall be:
      1) Apologies for absence
      2) Minutes of the previous A.G.M.
      3) Chairman's Report
      4) Secretary's Report
      5) Treasurer's Report
      6) Election of new Committee
      7) Election of Auditors
      8) Other Business
   (iv) Items 1 to 5 shall be chaired by the outgoing Chairman. Item 6 by an acting Chairman who is not standing for election to office, any remaining business by the newly elected Chairman.
   (v) Nominations for Committee will only be valid if confirmed by the nominee at the meeting or previously in writing.
   (vi) Items to be raised by members under any other business must be notified to the secretary not less than 21 days before the A.G.M..

9. Extraordinary Meeting
   (i) Extraordinary Meetings may be called by the Committee or not less than 3 members of the Group, the date of the meeting being the earliest convenient as decided by the Committee. At least 21 days’ notice in writing must be given to the secretary, which in turn shall give members at least 14 days’ notice on the notice board of the agenda.
   (ii) The Quorum for the E.G.M. shall be 6.

10. Amendments to the Constitution
The Constitution may be amended only at an E.G.M. called for that purpose.

11. Winding up the Group
The Group may be wound up if the Membership falls below 6 people, an E.G.M. may be called by the remainder.
   (i) The decision to wind up the Group may be taken only at an E.G.M..
   (ii) The funds of the Group shall, after the sale of all assets and the payment of all outstanding debts, be disposed of by the member at the final E.G.M. to the RAIBC.