The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual in-person meeting on September 15 and 16 in Landshut, Germany, immediately prior to the IARU Region 1 Conference. The AC reviewed its priorities and positions with regard to the agenda items for the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-19) of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
High Power Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) for electric vehicles is seen as having a significant potential for interference to radiocommunications. Addressing this threat requires an increased commitment of resources by potentially affected radiocommunication services, including Amateur Radio. In addition to a number of other matters, the AC confirmed the theme for World Amateur Radio Day, April 18, 2018, as “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society”.
The AC is responsible for the policy and management of the IARU and consists of the three IARU international officers and two representatives from each of the three IARU regional organizations.
Attending the meeting were IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA; Vice-President Ole Garpestad, LA2RR; Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ; regional representatives Don Beattie, G3BJ, Faisal Al-Ajmi, 9K2RR, Reinaldo Leandro, YV5AM, Ramón Santoyo, XE1KK, Gopal Madhavan, VU2GMN, and Peter Young, VK3MV. Present as an observer for the second day of the meeting was Dave Court, EI3IO, from Region 1.
For more information visit: http://www.iaru.org/news--events/september-17th-2017
George Gorsline, VE3YV
RAC International Affairs Officer