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IARU emcomm display at ITU WRC-15 Geneva

Date : 17 / 09 / 2015
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

A demonstration of the modes and equipment available to Amateur Radio in a disaster for emergency communications, will be shown at the World Radiocommunications Conference in Geneva in November. The trailer-mounted displays of equipment with voice, text and image modes, and a mobile antenna on November 4-14, follows a series of planning meetings with the IARU and ITU.

IARU International Coordinator of Emergency Communications, Hans Zimmermann HB9AQS/F5VKP has announced that his project coordinating was finalised at the September meeting of the ITU-D SG-2 meeting in Geneva. He said the equipment will be provided by the specialist German club ‘Notfunk Deutschland’ (Emergency Radio Germany), in agreement with the IARU Member Society, Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC). Other IARU Member Societies from nearby countries are giving posters and other material.

Hans Zimmermann said: “This will not be a field day station or even a simulated emergency or other intensive operational activity.
“The purpose is to show how the wide range of means allows the Amateur Service to serve in an emergency situation.”

The display will be opposite the main WRC-15 entrance on a somewhat higher open space alongside the ITU tower.
Among the information material will be a brief description in several languages. The dates include a weekend and the IARU reception on November 10.

The Notfunk Deutschland website is available via this Link

- Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee.


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