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03 August 2011

IARU Region 1 & GAREC 2011

A part of the tri-annual International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 conference being held in Sun City, South Africa August 12-19 the special event callsign ZS6IARU.

IARU delegates from 50 countries will arrive in the next fortnight to discuss many agenda items as can be seen from the agenda at www.iaru2011.org.za

The Region 1 conference will be followed by the IARU Administrative Council meeting. Most of its time will be sent on the lead up to the World Radio Conference to be held in 2012.

The Global Amateur Radio Emergency Conference (GAREC) will be held from 15 to 19 August 2011, with GAREC attendees being part of the IARU evening social events.

GAREC-2011 presents the ideal opportunity for those interested in Emergency Communication to come together and discuss and analyse recent events, how to improve co-operation with our professional partners and discuss solutions to technical problems.

It also allows us the opportunity to discuss issues in strengthening our international objectives and how we can improve our connectivity to render assistance after disasters.

Among the highlights at GAREC are presentations on the last 12 months by representatives from the three IARU Regions.

- Victoria Amateur Radio News