IARU Region 2 news

RADIO DOMINICAN CLUB COMMEMORATES ITS 91 YEARS OF FOUNDATION

With a lucid act that aroused much of his membership, on the night of Tuesday, June 13th, the 91st anniversary of the founding of the Dominican Club Radio, was commemorated.

Almost all of the past presidents of the last 40 years attended the event, also attended by the Senator for the province of Azua Rafael Calderón kindly invited by Lic. Virgilio Malagon HI8HH; The Senator conversed animatedly with everyone present and became interested in the history and service provided by the radio hobby.

The Dominican Club Radio, Inc. is a non-profit institution which was officially founded on June 12, 1926 and currently the Dominican Club Radio leads the leadership within the relief institutions, keeping to the rear when they are activated The same and also activated the Radio hobby.

CITEL’s PCC II Meeting starts in Orlando, Florida

The 29th meeting of the Permanent Consultative Committee II of the Inter-American Telecommunications Commission (CITEL) started Monday, June 26, 2017 in the city of Orlando, Florida. Among the matters of interest for the radio amateurs to be discussed there are the IARP, emergency communications and satellites.

In the photo (l-to-r):  José Arturo Molina, YS1MS/KD2GXZ, IARU-R2 secretary; Tom Gallagher, NY2RF, ARRL Chief Executive Officer; Flávio Archangelo, PY2ZX, from LABRE/IARU-R2; and  Jonathan Siverling, WB3ERA from ARRL.

Call to hold amateur radio examinations in Cuba

The Communications Ministry and Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC) issued a call for the next state examinations to be held July 22, where those that approve the subjects under evaluation will receive the Certificate of Competency to operate first, second and third category stations, which are the existing categories in the Largest of the Antilles.

With more than 10 thousand radio amateurs, Cuba is one of the IARU-R2 member societies that grows year after year with new associates that join amateur radio activities in the diverse bands assigned to this service.

Before the tests, held twice a year, candidates must prove not only their theoretical knowledge but their skills in operation techniques. Through their training system, FRC organizes, via amateur radio academies that operate throughout the country, the training of new candidates and of those that will upgrade their privileges to a higher-class license, where they arrive with vast knowledge proven in those state examinations.

Joel Carrazana Valdés (CO6JC)
FRC Information System
Photo:  FRCUBA Archive