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IARU announces its new Satellite Adviser

Date : 12 / 04 / 2016
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

The International Amateur Radio Union has appointed Hans Blondeel Timmerman PB2T, as the new IARU Satellite Adviser. The position represents the IARU to the satellite community and performs satellite frequency coordination. In addition it has responsibility for maintaining correspondence, reporting to the IARU Administrative Council, and if requested provide technical and operation advice. The Satellite Advisor is assisted by a panel of volunteer satellite advisory members.

Hans Blondeel Timmerman PB2T was first licensed in 1980, carrying out many roles including being the IARU Region 1 President from 2008 to 2014. He replaces Hans van de Groenendaal ZS6AKV, who has served as IARU Satellite Adviser since 1994.
During his time he established many of the procedures used for amateur satellite frequency coordination today, and the IARU extends its gratitude for the excellent work. He will remain as special advisor to the satellite committee.


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