Date : 12 / 05 / 2017
Author : Jim Linton – VK3PC
The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has approved the admission of the new representative of the radio amateurs of Belize in the Caribbean Sea to IARU membership.
The proposal was put to the vote with 77 member-societies being in favour of admitting the Belize Amateur Radio Club (BARC) with none opposed.
The affirmative votes of 55 member-societies out of the 167 were required for approval.
Belize was previously was represented in the IARU by another organization of the same name.
Once the IARU Administrative Council determined that this earlier organization no longer existed, IARU Region 2 accepted an application for membership from the new BARC and confirmed that it satisfied the requirements of the IARU Constitution and Bylaws.