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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX003 (2014)

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ARLX003 Retired ARRL Staff Member Walt Ireland, WB7CSL (SK)

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Special Bulletin 3  ARLX003
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  January 22, 2014
To all radio amateurs 

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ARLX003 Retired ARRL Staff Member Walt Ireland, WB7CSL (SK)

Retired ARRL Technical Relations Specialist Walter Ireland, WB7CSL,
of Henderson, Nevada, died January 20. He was 76. Ireland spent 11
years on the staff of the League's Technical Relations Office (TRO)
in Fairfax, Virginia, retiring in 2008. Prior to arriving at ARRL in
1997, Ireland spent 37 years in a variety of roles working for the
federal government, including for the Voice of America (VOA), where
he was involved with building HF broadcast stations.

"Walt contributed to the ARRL's preparations for the World
Radiocommunication Conferences (WRCs) in 2000, 2003, and 2007,"
recalled ARRL CEO David Sumner, K1ZZ. "His expertise in HF
broadcasting was especially valuable prior to WRC-03, where we
gained a significant improvement in the 40 meter band."

At the request of the FCC, Ireland in 1997 accepted the chairmanship
of US Working Party 6E - which dealt with HF broadcasting -
remaining through WRC-07. Ireland was selected as vice chair of
informal working groups of the FCC WRC Advisory Committee in
preparation for WRC-03 and WRC-07. In addition to his involvement in
shifting HF broadcasters out of a part of 40 meters, he also took
part in efforts to protect Amateur Radio frequencies from synthetic
aperture radar, broadband over power lines (BPL), and ultra-wide
band (UWB) systems.

During his ARRL tenure, Ireland served as the chief instructor for
ARRL Amateur Radio Administration Course for Regulators (ARAC),
sponsored by the United States Telecommunications Training Institute
(USTTI) and held at ARRL Headquarters. He was an ARRL member and an
alumnus of Central Michigan University, Chaminade University of
Honolulu, and Baltimore Technical Institute.

After moving to Nevada, Ireland worked for several years with the
Henderson Police Department as a crime analyst.
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