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“New” Belize Amateur Radio Club Admitted to IARU Membership


The member-societies of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) have approved a proposal to admit a new representative of the radio amateurs of Belize to IARU membership. As of the May 9 deadline for voting, 77 member-societies had voted in favor of admitting the Belize Amateur Radio Club (BARC) with none opposed. There were no abstentions. An affirmative votes of 55 member-societies were required for approval.

Belize previously was represented in the IARU by another organization of the same name. Once the IARU Administrative Council determined that this earlier organization no longer existed, IARU Region 2 accepted an application for membership from the new BARC and confirmed that it satisfied the requirements of the IARU Constitution and Bylaws.

The officers of BARC are:

Emil Rodriguez, V31ER, President

Dr. Andre T. Scholz, V31DL, Vice President and IARU Liaison

Steven Harp, V31SH, Secretary 

Contact information:

Address: PO Box 159, Belmopan, Belize, Central America

Telephone: +501 601 6282

E-mail: See listing at

There are now 167 IARU member-societies in as many countries and separate territories. -- Thanks to IARU