IARU Administrative Council Meets

The 54th meet­ing of the IARU Admin­is­tra­tive Coun­cil (AC) was held in per­son at the See­ho­tel, Friedrichshafen, Ger­many, on Mon­day June, 20th, 2022 and Tues­day, June 21st, 2022

  1. Much of the meet­ing was spent review­ing the work from the strate­gic plan­ning work­ing groups. After dis­cus­sion it was agreed that in order to improve the effi­cien­cy and time­li­ness of IARU deci­sions and actions, the goal of the plan­ning ses­sions is to struc­ture IARU as one sin­gle, glob­al orga­ni­za­tion. It was fur­ther agreed the work­ing groups must com­plete their work in time for pre­sen­ta­tion of the design for change to 2023 IARU R1 Conference.
  2. A draft let­ter to mem­ber-soci­eties offer­ing guid­ance on ama­teur satel­lites was approved. The AC added the impor­tance of mem­ber soci­eties con­tact­ing satel­lite builders as ear­ly as pos­si­ble to ensure a smooth IARU fre­quen­cy coor­di­na­tion. The impor­tance of updat­ed pre-launch data as well as pub­lic avail­able oper­a­tional infor­ma­tion after launch was stressed. All con­tact with the IARU fre­quen­cy coor­di­na­tion team should go to );
  3. A pro­posed let­ter request­ing sup­port from the Euro­pean Space agency was approved. The IARU Satel­lite Coor­di­na­tor, Hans Blondeel-Tim­mer­man, PB2T, was thanked for lead­ing this initiative.
  4. The AC agreed on advice and guid­ance to mem­ber-soci­eties on foot­notes to the Inter­na­tion­al Radio Reg­u­la­tions as cov­ered by WRC-23 agen­da item 8. There was empha­sis not to seek changes to any foot­notes relat­ing to 50MHz since these are from the recent WRC-19. 
  5. The AC sim­i­lar­ly agreed on sup­port­ing Con­fer­ence Prepara­to­ry Meet­ing text for WRC-23 Agen­da Item 9.1 (b). In con­sul­ta­tion with the AI 9.1 (b) leads, a news release and pre­lim­i­nary pre­sen­ta­tion on this agen­da item was approved and released.
  6. A review of the pre­lim­i­nary agen­da items for WRC-27 was start­ed and will be fol­lowed up by the officers.
  7. The sta­tus of the grant requests to ARDC was reviewed and approved.
  8. After a pre­sen­ta­tion, the AC autho­rized sup­port for UN Human Secu­ri­ty for All project.
  9. A study of the issues relat­ing to the inter­na­tion for­ward­ing of QSL’s between bureaus is ongong.
  10. Suc­ces­sion plan­ning was dis­cussed with ref­er­ence that the con­sul­ta­tion process for the next round of elec­tions for IARU pres­i­dent and vice pres­i­dent should start in the fall of this year.

Mem­bers attend­ing the meet­ing were IARU Pres­i­dent Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA; Vice Pres­i­dent Ole Garpes­tad, LA2RR; Sec­re­tary Joel Har­ri­son, W5ZN; Syl­vain Azar­i­an, F4GKR, Pres­i­dent, and Mats Espling, SM6EAN, Sec­re­tary, IARU Region 1; Ramón San­toyo, XE1KK, Pres­i­dent IARU Region 2,; and IARU Region 3 Chair­man Ken Yamamo­to, JA1CJP, and Direc­tor Yudi Has­bi, YD1PRY. Also par­tic­i­pat­ing was Assis­tant Sec­re­tary David Sum­n­er, K1ZZ

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