January 26, 2016
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 Executive Committee has appointed Al Penney, VO1NO, RAC’s Band Planning Committee Chair, as the HF Band Manager for IARU Region 2.
The official announcement from IARU R2 can be found at: https://wp.rac.ca/iaru-r2-ec-elects-three-new-coordinators/
In Region 2, Canada’s proximity to both of the other International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Regions offers a unique perspective on how small the world is for radio propagation and the need to coordinate band usage to minimize interference and maximize the Amateur spectrum for all. Al is an excellent choice with his on-the-air experience and as the current Chair of the RAC Band Planning Committee. Please join me in congratulating Al on his new role.
73, George Gorsline, VE3YV
International Affairs Officer
Radio Amateurs of/du Canada