The 2009 Annual General Meeting of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) took place on Sunday 26th April in Athlone in the centre of Ireland. The outgoing President Father Finbarr Buckley EI1CS reported a successful year with an increase in membership to 974. This represents a good proportion of the estimated 1,500 radio amateurs licensed in Ireland.
The incoming President, Paul Martin EI2CA, expressed his wish, that during his term in office that he can hopefully increase the profile of AREN in the country amongst both experimenters and members of the public.
Several AREN members were present and some got a look at the MCP for the first time. All agreed that AREN has a basis on which to build a very functional mobile command post.