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
June 3, 2016
A recent press release issued by the International Amateur Radio Union that may have caught the interest of some of our members has been clarified.
The statement made in the IARU Press Release that “BARC does not exist” refers to a previous entity that called itself the Belize Amateur Radio Club, which has been dormant since at least 1993. As an administrative procedure the IARU issued the press release to the public so as to inform them that the previous entity calling itself the Belize Amateur Radio Club is not recognized as a functioning organization within the regional union.
The “old” Belize Amateur Radio Club has therefore been dissolved and is not recognized. Along with the dissolution of the “old” BARC, any obligations that may have been incurred or outstanding to the IARU have also been struck out.
Within the same Press Release an invitation has been extended to any group of Belizeans who may want to submit an application for a “new” club under the guidelines and procedures of the IARU.
A “new” BARC, registered as a non-government organization under the laws of Belize and having obtained sufficient membership, has been in correspondence with the IARU since its official activities commenced in September 2015. The “new” BARC seeks to gain official recognition and affiliation with the IARU so as to better serve our members and extend our membership base; especially with young people of Belize.
We are confident of our objectives and we hope this clarification of the IARU Press Release that was an administrative procedure is well received by our members and the radio community.
BARC has now opened its own picture gallery, all our members can register and upload their pictures:
Amateur Radio Administration Course
The Mexican Federation of Radio Amateurs (Spanish: Federación Mexicana de Radio Experimentadores or FMRE) along with the American Radio Relay League (ARRL) and the International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU R2) are conducting the Amateur Radio Administration Course (ARAC) for regulators this week in Mexico City. The opening ceremony was presided over by Lic. Rafael Eslava Herrada, Head, Concessions and Services Unit of Mexico’s regulator, the Federal Institute of Telecommunications (IFT).
Regulators from the Public Utilities Commission of Belize and Mexico’s IFT are attending the course. The objective of the course is for regulators to be able to help create, administer and foster an Amateur Radio Service among the citizens of one’s country. The focus of this course is designed for those who regulate and manage the Amateur Radio and it is being taught in both English and Spanish.
Topics included: Organization of ITU and IARU; Nature of Amateur Radio Services; ITU Radio Regulations; Amateur Radio Activities and allocations; How society can benefit from Amateur Radio; National Licensing and regulations; Amateur radio examinations; Emergency Communications; Satellites and the Amateur Satellite Service; and Electro Magnetic Compatibility, among others.
From left to right: Pedro M. Colín (IFT), Patricia Huesca (IFT), Edson Calderón (IFT), Víctor Pinilla (FMRE President, XE1VP), Sharolyn Dougal (PUC/Belize), Andrew Robateau (PUC/Belize), Rafael Eslava Herrada (Head, Concessions and Services Unit, IFT), Jonathan Siverling (ARRL, WB3ERA), Alejandro Aldana (IFT), Roberto Navarro (IFT) and Ramón Santoyo (IARU Region 2 Vice President, XE1KK). (Missing from photo: James Aguilar (IFT). Photo by Tania Carmona.
This is the new (and empty) website from the Belize Amateur Radio Club – BARC.
You can reach us by email to admin (at) barc.bz
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