IARU happenings get increased exposure
The WIA website has expanded its coverage and explanation of how the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is working for the Amateur Radio and Amateur Satellite Services. For a number of years the WIA representative dealing with those matters has been Dale Hughes VK1DSH, who is well respected and chairman of the ITU Working Group 5A. WP 5A is responsible for the Land Mobile Service, and the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite service. It works with all stakeholders and includes frequency sharing studies to show how radio amateur activities can be compatible with other users of the spectrum.
Jim Linton - VK3PC
Dale VK1DSH also attends a number of Asia-Pacific Telecommunity Preparatory Group (APG) meetings in the lead up to the ITU World Radiocommunications Conference due in 2019. There is enormous pressure on spectrum usage, things are changing, making the work of our IARU volunteers even more important.
The WIA has negotiated with the IARU that due to the importance and effectiveness of the role, the majority of its funding be from the IARU’s budget.
Dale VK1DSH and all volunteers are mindful of expenditure and find themselves out of pocket financially, including taking employer leave or using their accrued holidays to the benefit of radio amateurs. The WIA has set a budget for the vital expenditure and is fully aware of developments as it makes representations to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA). The WIA board and the WIA Spectrum Strategy committee receive reports from him.
To further raise awareness of the IARU purpose, structure, and reports from Dale VK1DSH, the WIA website’s IARU section has been updated and expanded. Keep an eye on the IARU webpages, and the IARU Liaison Report in Amateur Radio magazine, which contain information that affects us internationally and regionally now, and in the future.
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