IARU Region 1 General Conference, IARU Administrative Council to meet in Bulgaria. Post #4499.

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Representatives of the countries comprising IARU Region 1 (Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia) will gather this month for the Region 1 General Conference.  The Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA) will host the meeting 21-26 September in Albena on the Black Sea Coast.  Regional general conferences are held every three years.

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The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) will raise the issue of malicious QRM, especially in the wake of international interference to well-publicized DXpeditions that have attracted huge pileups.  In its formal paper, the RSGB said, “It is now time for all Region 1 Member Societies to treat malicious QRM as a major and urgent priority and to take positive action against this form of anarchy that threatens the future of Amateur Radio.”  The RSGB also will recommend that Region 1 appoint an Amateur Radio Observation Service (AROS) network.

The topic of transnational Amateur Radio remote-controlled operation will also come up for discussion.  A recommendation from the Irish Radio Transmitter Society (IRTS) would mandate the incoming Executive Committee to set up a working group of individuals experienced in radio regulatory affairs “to examine the questions of transnational remote-controlled operation and to establish under what conditions such operations might be regulate.

IARU Region 1 Youth Coordinator Lisa Leenders (PA2LS) has submitted a proposal to form a Region 1 Youth working group, which would be responsible for Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) activities in addition to promoting Amateur Radio youth activities within the region.  Leenders will recommend that IARU Region 1 become the “main funder” of a week-long YOTA summer camp, where youngsters take part in Amateur Radio activities.

The IARU Administrative Council will meet 27-28 September 2014, following the Region 1 General Conference.


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Registration Remains Open for Global Amateur Radio Emergency … – ARRL

Registration Remains Open for Global Amateur Radio Emergency …
Online registration ends July 31 open for the 2014 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) Conference.

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Online registration for the 14-15 August 2014 Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference (GAREC) will close on 31 July 2014.  The conference will be held in Huntsville, Alabama in conjunction with the 16-17 August 2014 Huntsville Hamfest.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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A Contesting Confluence this Weekend: The IARU HF Championship and WRTC … – ARRL

A Contesting Confluence this Weekend: The IARU HF Championship and WRTC …
Competing teams will deploy to essentially equivalent stations that run 100 W to a wire antenna for the low bands and a Yagi for the high bands.

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This weekend (12-13 July 2014) will be a busy time for amateur radio operators.  Ham operators will have their hands full with the World Radiosport Team Championship in New England and the International Amateur Radio Union‘s (IARU) HF contest.  I don’t think I’ll get much sleep this weekend. I’ll just fire up the old Argosy II and see what happens.  It’s another  caffeine weekend (Kona Coffee, of course, since I live in Hawaii.).  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

The GAREC-2014 program will be finalised soon | Southgate Amateur Radio News

The Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications (GAREC) will be held this year on August the 14th and 15th in conjunction with Alabama‘s Huntsville Hamfest (The GAREC-2014 program will be finalised soon: The Global Amateur Radio Emergency…

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If you’re a member of ARES (Amateur Radio Emergency Service), you don’t want to miss the annual GAREC (Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications) presentation at Alabama’s Huntsville Hamfest, 14-15 August 2014.  GAREC 2014 urges all those involved with emergency communications to attend demonstrations and presentations “of advanced technologies, IARU Regional reports, and displays.”  For details, visit http://www.w4ozk.com/GAREC14.htm.  Aloha de Russ (KH6JRM).

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