- Published on Saturday, 15 November 2008 05:22
- Written by Webmaster
The 21st IARU Region 1 General conference in Cavtat, Croatia has started. The opening ceremony began with 9A5K - Kresimir Kovarik, President of the Hrvatski Radioamterski Savez (HRS) welcoming all delegates and invited guests. Guest from outside the IARU on the stage were Ms. Mira Buconjic, County Mayor of Dubrovnik-Neretva Country, Mr. Krešo Antonović, Director of Electronic Communications and Postal Service Directorate, Ministry of Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, Croatia and Mr. Miljenko Krvišek President, Croatian Agency for Telecommunications and Post.
Radio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL) delegation represented by RAL president OD5TE - Hani is attending the Conference with OD5RI - Riri (RAL IARU Coordinator and Information Programme for Handicapped Amateurs (IPHA) IARU Region 1 Coordinator). Arab Societies present are: AMATEURS RADIO ALGERIENS (ARA) - 7X2RO, Afif; CLUB CENTRAL D’AMATEUR RADIO SCOUTS TUNISIEN (CAST) - DL1BDF, Mustafa; EGYPT-AMATEURS RADIO ASSEMBLY (EARA) - SU1KM, Mohamed; Emirates Amateur Radio Society(EARS) - A61M, Mohammed; ROYAL OMANI AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY (ROARS) - A41KB, Abdullah and A41LK, Fahd. Over 150 delegates (View delegates list) from Member Societies, Observers and Official administrations..
The Croatian Post has issued a postage stamp commemorating the event. The stamp will be sold for 3.50 HRK (about 0.50 EUR) The IARU Region 1 General Conference is taking place in Cavtat, Croatia from 16 to 21 November 2008 and a special Event Station 9AØIARU will be active on the air during the event.