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The Amateur Radio World lost today one of its pioneers - OD5BV/KC6NNO (SK)

بمزيد من الأسى والتسليم بقضائه تنعي جمعية هواة الراديو اللبنانيين بهيأتها الإدارية والعامة فقيدهم الغالي المرحوم

ستانلي حنا خوري
OD5BV/KC6NNO

المنتقل الى رحمته تعالى في الولايات المتحدة يوم الإثنين ١٤ حزيران ٢٠١٠ - زوجته كليو همبكيدس وأولاده دوري ودينا. تقبل التعازي في المقر العام لجمعية هواة الراديو اللبنانيين، الزلقا يوم الخميس١٧ حزيران من الساعة الرابعة بعد الظهر حتى الساعة السابعة مساءً. سائلين الله ان يتغمده بواسع رحمته وان يلهم اهله الصبر والسلوان.

Our dear friend Stanley Khouri – OD5BV/KCC6NNO passed away peacefully on June 14, 2010 afternoon in Los Angeles.  (Obituary in Annahar newspaper)

A RAL member, one of Lebanon’s Amateur Radio pioneers and Ex. RAL Executive Committee member (1958 and 1960), Stanley a gentlemen, warm and caring person chose not to leave his close and dear friend Abou Yousef - VE3MYN alone in his journey and left us in a hurry to catch up with him.The Amateur Radio community is shattered by the news.

In this time of bereavement, and on behalf of the Radio Amateurs in Lebanon (RAL), we convey our heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family, friends and to all those who admired him as they mourn his loss.  Stanley is survived by his beloved wife Cleo and his Children Dorian & Dina.

Funeral took place on Friday June 18 , 2010 at Forest Lawn Mortuaries in Glendale, 1712 South Glendale avenue, Glendale, CA 91205 at 2:3O pm at the church of the Recessional. Following the burial the family had a memorial dinner at the family home 24030 bessemer st, woodland hills , CA 91367.  KC6KBD - George and K4ELE - Elie participated in the funeral. Click here to have a look at the Funeral program.

RAL Executive committee and members received condolences at the RAL HQ on Thursday June 17, 2010 and video taken of Stanley was presented by OD5RW - John from his recent visit to Stanley in LA.

Memorial service took place at the Greek Orthodox Church "Saydet El Nyah" in Mak-houl Street, (off Rue Jean D'Arc) in Ras Beirut, at 12:00 noon on Saturday June 19, 2010. Condolences were offered in the Church Hall after the service. OD5HP - Amin, OD5IZ - Zahi, OD5TE - Hani and Murad Halwani - SWL participated in the service. OD5TE - Hani gave a speech in memory of Stanley (download OD5TE speech here) , Stanley's friend Tony Asfour read a  message from the Khouris in LA (download the khouris message here).  Pictures from the Memorial are posted in the RAL Photo Gallery.

A Mass was held on June 19, 2010 at the Church of Our Lady of the charity -Puerto Cabello -Venezuela- for the eternal rest of the soul of  beloved Stanley.

Stanley will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in peace and may God grant him eternal Heaven..

Related Links: Annahar Obituary

The world mourns the loss of Abou Yousef - VE3MYN (SK)

     بمزيد من الأسى والتسليم بقضائه تنعى جمعية هواة الراديو اللبنانيين بهيئتها الإدارية والعامة فقيدهم الغالي المرحوم

منير يوسف نحاس  -  VE3MYN/VA3MN

المنتقل الى رحمته تعالى في كندا يوم الأحد ١٢ حزيران ٢٠١٠زوجته تيريزا دياب وأولاده نورا ، جو ، جون وتشاد.تقبل التعازي في المقر العام لجمعية هواة الراديو اللبنانيين، الزلقا يوم الخميس١٧ حزيران من الساعة الرابعة بعد الظهر حتى الساعة السابعة مساءً.سائلين الله ان يتغمده بواسع رحمته وان يلهم اهله الصبر والسلوان.

 Just after midnight on June 12, our dearest friend Munir (Abou Youssef) – VE3MYN/VA3MN passed away peacefully in his sleep at the age of 71. In the last few months Munir’s fought relentlessly his illness but finally decided to give up and rest in peace leaving us and his loved ones shocked with a great vacuum he is leaving behind.

Imagining Amateur Radio and the Sunday Radio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL) weekly net without Munir is so painful and hard to believe. Amateur Radio operator for over 25 years and a RAL member, Munir despite his vision impairment impressed the word with his capability to operate Amateur Radio and live a normal life.

A generous, loving and caring man who made RAL and the Hams in Lebanon feel as extended family members of his. He was recognized in 2009 by RAL for his dedication and contribution to the Amateur Radio community.

Munir is survived by his wife Thereze Diab of 51 years, his daughter Norah, sons Joe, John, Chad and grandchildren Munir Jr. (James), Justin, Andrew, Alexander, Sofia, Marcus, Mathew, Michelle and Michael.

In this time of bereavement, and on behalf of the Radio Amateurs in Lebanon (RAL) convey their heartfelt condolences and sympathy to his family, friends and to all those who admired him as they mourn his loss. May his soul rest in peace.

Family and friends may visit at the Scott Funeral Home, 420 Dundas Street East, Mississauga (905-272-4040) on Sunday, June 13, Monday, June 14 from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. Mass to be held at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 921 Flagship Drive, Mississauga. Please call for Mass time.

The Radio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL) Executive Committee and members will be receiving condolences at the RAL HQ on Thursday June 17 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

A Mass will be held June 19 at the Church of Our Lady of the charity -Puerto Cabello -Venezuela- for the eternal rest of the soul of  beloved Munir.

For condolences by mail:
2421 NIKANNA ROAD
MISSISSAUGA, ON L5C 2W8
Canada

Related Links:

STAR Canada Online Obituary , Annahar Newspaper Obituary - June 15, Laselki.net , QRZ Forums ,

RAL 2010 General Assembly

Radio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL) General Assembly took place on Saturday 16th of January 2010 at 17:00 at the RAL headquarters. More than 34 Hams and SWLs attended the event were 2009 achievements and 2010 plans were presented.

Awards of appreciation for Amateur Radio service were presented to: OD5UC - Ahmad, OD5YZ - Cesar and SWL - Mourad. Congratulations with lots of work ahead in 20101.

Pictures from the RAL General Assembly are posted in RAL Photo Gallery 

For any inquiries,  contact OD5RW - John, RAL Secretary.

Eid Adha Moubarak

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RAL 57th Anniversary

 

Radio Amateurs of Lebanon (RAL) celebrated today, November 21, 2009 its 57th anniversary at the RAL Headquarters in the presence of RAL members of guests.

  Pictures from the event are posted in the RAL photo Gallery.

OD5F - Sixième Jeux de la Francophonie événement spéciale: Station Radio Amateur

[English Version]
 Le Liban s'apprête à accueillir les VI Jeux de la Francophonie qui se tiendra à Beyrouth du 27 Septembre au 6 Octobre 2009. Les Radios Amateur Libanais (RAL) seront  present  pour cet événement spécial Station Radio Amateur "OD5F"

Les Jeux de la Francophonie ont lieu tous les 4 ans, avec la participation de 3.000 personnes, athlètes, des jeunes et des artistes venus de 56 pays s’exprimant en français et 14 pays observateurs.  C'est un sport populaire et un festival d'art. 

RAL aura une QSL spéciale pour l'événement. Les QSL seront traitées par le bureau QSL RAL. Si vous désirez participer ou avoir plus d'information sur la Station OD5F, s'il vous plaît envoyez un Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Vous pouvez également suivre les jeux sur Twitter, Youtube et Facebook.

OD5F - Sixth Francophone Games Amateur Radio Special Event Station

 [version francaise]

 Lebanon will be hosting the Sixth Francophone Games, which will be held in Beirut from 27th of September to 6th of October 2009. The Radio Amateur of Lebanon (RAL) will be sponsoring a special event Amateur Radio Station “OD5F” from September 26 till October 31, 2009 commemorating the event.

The Francophone games are held every 4 years, with the participation of 3,000+ athletes, youths and artists from 56 French speaking countries and 14 observer countries. It is a popular sports and art festival.

QSLs will be handled by the RAL QSL bureau. RAL will have a special QSL card for the event.

If you like to participate or have more information on OD5F operation, please send an email to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also follow the games on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook .

Click here to see the related TV commercial in French or Arabic

Dinner gathering hosted by OD5OT

 OD5OT - Hassan's vacation in Lebanon was crowned with a gathering at Maysoun Restaurant on July 28, 2009. Among the Hams and SWLs who responded to the invitation are: OD5ET - Joe, OD5HP - Amin, OD5KM - George, OD5KU - Elie, OD5OT - Hassan, OD5PN - Jamil, OD5TE - Hani, OD5QB - George, OD5TX - Michel, OD5YL - Louisette and Eddy (SWL). Pictures from the event are available in the RAL Photo Album. Hassan is back in Dubai and will be missed among us.

The 2009 Ham Radio at Friedrichshafen

The 2009 Ham Radio at Friedrichshafen, Germany, ended with official attendance figures at 17,400. RAL president OD5TE-Hani in his role as IARU Region 1 Executive committee member attended the Exhibition from June 26 to 28, 2009. The trip started with a stop in Zurich hosted by HB9JOE - Andy and HB9ELF - Yvonne that presented OD5TE with a Swiss callsign HB9ERL.

The trip included visits to HB9VC - Swissair Amateur Radio Club, HB5FE - Swiss Air Force Amateur Radio Club. HB9W meeting.

At the Ham Radio Exhibition in Friedrichshafen Dr. Larry Price - W4RA named President Emeritus of IARU and IARU Region 1 Monitoring System Coordinator DK2OM - Wolf received recognition for his outstanding contribution in the defense of the Amateur Radio spectrum.

More information are available on the IARU Region 1 Homepage.

Pictures from the trip are posted in the RAL Photo Gallery.

IARU Region 1 Launches a new website

IARU R1 LogoOn the accasion of the World Amateur Radio Day, The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU Region 1) unveiled a fully redesigned Homepage that offers a lot of functionalities and will allow various IARU Region 1 Working Groups to post and edit news.

The IARU Region 1 Homepage, also offers a forum  that brings the ham community together in discussions related to Amateur Radio.

IARU Region 1 page registration is open to all the Hams. Visit  www.iaru-r1.org and register today.

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