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ARRL General Bulletin ARLB071 (1996)

ARLB071 IARU meeting Part 2

ARRL Bulletin 71  ARLB071
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT  October 9, 1996
To all radio amateurs

ARLB071 IARU meeting Part 2

(Continued from Part 1)

8. The council received a report from the Future of the Amateur
Service Committee (FASC). The Committee has completed a review of
comments on its initial discussion document and is preparing a
further paper on the subject of possible revisions to Article S25 of
the international radio regulations, which is expected to be
considered at WRC-99.

9. An extensive report on the utility of beacon stations in the
Amateur Service was received from an ad hoc committee, and
recommendations adopted.

10. The Ad Hoc Communications Planning Committee submitted a
detailed report, which recommended increased emphasis on explaining
the work of the IARU. A Public Relations Committee will be appointed
to carry out this work.

11. The council reappointed to new terms the international
coordinators and advisers who report to it on specialized areas of
interest. They are: Robert E. Knowles, ZL1BAD, IARU Monitoring
System, John G. Troster, W6ISQ, IARU Beacon Project, Hans van de
Groenendaal, ZS5AKV, IARU Satellite Adviser, and Christian M.
Verholt, OZ8CY, IARU EMC Adviser.

12. The council reversed its previous decision to decouple its
meetings from regional conferences, and decided that its next
regular meeting would be held in Beijing, China, September 13-15,
1997, following the Region 3 conference.

13. The council confirmed that the theme for World Amateur Radio
Day, September 20, 1997, will be ''35 Years of Amateur Radio in

14. The International Secretariat reported on the status of the IARU
Web site,, which is now functionally independent
of the ARRLWeb site. The three regional organizations announced
plans to establish Web sites of their own, linked to that of the
IARU and of those member societies in the respective regions that
have established a Web presence.

The members of the Administrative Council are IARU President W1RU,
Vice President VK3KI, Secretary W4RA, and regional representatives
PA0LOU, SP5FM, VE3CDM, YV5BPG, 9M2SS, and HL1IFM. Additional
regional observers invited to be present were 6W1KI, ZS5AKV, VP9IM
and JJ1OEY.


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