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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB070 (1996)

ARLB070 IARU meeting Part 1

ARRL Bulletin 70  ARLB070
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  October 9, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLB070 IARU meeting Part 1

The Administrative Council of the International Amateur Radio Union
met in Tel Aviv, Israel, October 6-8, after the IARU Region 1
conference there. The council took the following actions:

1. After consultation with the International Secretariat, the
council identified the ITU meetings during the coming year that
require IARU representation, and the president announced the
appointment of representatives.

2. The council agreed on instructions to be given to the IARU 1997
World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-97) delegation. The
International Secretariat will update this material as new
information becomes available. The delegation will consist of IARU
Vice President Michael Owen, VK3KI, Wojciech Nietyksza, SP5FM, and
Larry Price, W4RA.

3. The council adopted a budget for 1997-1999, as submitted by the
International Secretariat. The budget provides for financial
contributions from the three regional organizations to defray a
portion of the expenses that are assumed by the International
Secretariat beyond its constitutional obligation.

4. The council received a comprehensive report from the 7 MHz
Strategy Committee, and updated the strategies guiding IARU
preparations for the possible consideration of related allocations
issues at WRC-99. The approved action plan will be distributed to
member societies.

5. The council updated the IARU Strategic Plan for the Development
of Amateur Radio. In recognition of the special circumstances in
Africa, the council created a special committee under the
chairmanship of Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS5AKV, to develop a plan
to marshal global resources to enhance the position of Amateur Radio
in Africa.

6. The council reviewed and updated present and anticipated future
requirements for radio spectrum allocations to the Amateur and
Amateur Satellite Services, particularly with regard to the
low-frequency (LF) range, the 7-MHz band, the lower VHF range, and
the microwave allocations.

7. The council began planning for IARU participation in the next
world TELECOM (Geneva, 1999). The council also received reports from
Regions 1 and 3 on their preparations for Amateur Radio
participation in Asia TELECOM 97 in Singapore and Africa TELECOM 98
in South Africa, which is being organized by the respective regions
in accordance with IARU policy.

(Continued in Part 2)


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