International Amateur Radio Union
P.O. Box 310905
Newington, CT 06131-0905 USA
Email: secretary @ iaru.org
11 May 2017
For immediate release
“New” Belize Amateur Radio Club Admitted to IARU Membership
The member-societies ofthe International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) have approved a proposal to admita new representative of the radio amateurs of Belize to IARU membership. As ofthe deadline for voting, 9 May 2017, 77 member-societies had voted in favor ofadmitting the Belize Amateur Radio Club (BARC) with none opposed. There were no
abstentions. The affirmative votes of 55 member-societies were required forapproval.
Belize previously wasrepresented in the IARU by another organization of the same name. Once the IARUAdministrative Council determined that this earlier organization no longerexisted, IARU Region 2 accepted an application for membership from the new BARCand confirmed that it satisfied the requirements of the IARU Constitution andBylaws.
The officers of BARC are:
Emil Rodriguez,V31ER, President
Dr. Andre T.Scholz, V31DL, Vice President and IARU Liaison
Steven Harp, V31SH, Secretary
Address: PO Box159, Belmopan, Belize, Central America
Telephone: +501601 6282
Email: see listingat www.iaru.org/member-societies.html
The latest version of the IARU Emergency Telecommunications Guide is available for downloading in PDF format from the IARU.org webpage.
Victor/WB0TEV will be the op behind V31VP in the contest. QRV
between the 24th and 28th, outside the contest with a focus on RTTYand Asia. QSL via WB0TEV (d/B).
Vom 24. – 28. März zieht es Victor/WBØTEV erneut nach Belize. Als V31VP nimmt er in der SO/AB/HP-Klasse am CQ WW WPX Contest teil. Außerhalb des Contest liegt der Fokus auf RTTY in Richtung Asien. QSL via WBØTEV
The Belize Amateur Radio Club (BARC) successfully completed an ´Introduction to Amateur Radio´ for the Scout Association of Belize on Sunday February 26, 2017.
The demonstration, held at the Scouts National Training Grounds, near Burrell Boom, was divided into four parts: BARC´s Goals for Amateur Radio in Belize, Educational Video, Hands-On Demonstration of Radio Equipment and a Question and Answer Session.
Boys and girls of the Scouts Association from across Belize were participants in this first of its kind demonstration that represents a first step of cooperation between BARC and ScoutsBelize. This cooperation, both organizations agree, will provide beneficial results and acquired skills for everyone, especially the participating youth.
After the demonstration, members of BARC volunteered to provide radios and corresponding equipment for the Scouts of Belize to fully participate in the Annual Jamboree On the Air (JOTA) activities in October 2017. JOTA is the largest Scouting event in the world held once a year. It uses Amateur Radio to link Scouts and hams around the world. Leaders of the Scouts Association openly accepted this voluntary offer from BARC members.
Discussions at this first interactive demonstration also included establishing a permanent ham radio station for ScoutsBelize so that training can be held regularly on topics such as voice procedures, operating basics, simple theory and others.
At the end of the demonstration BARC President, Mr. Emil Rodriguez stated , ¨ As we move forward with our friendship and cooperation lets remember to use our radio skills wisely for the greater good of our nation, especially in times of emergencies such as hurricanes and flooding when we are needed most.¨
Bob, K7YB is moving to Belize and will be active starting February 2017 as V31YB.
Paul, VE3AXT will be active again from Belize until 7 March 2017 as V31AX.
Victor, WB0TEV will be active again from Belize 8 – 14 February 2017 as V31VP.
Uwe, DG8NCO will be active from Belize 26 November – 10 December 2017 as V31EME.