Wednesday, August 21, 2013

International EmComm Cooperation Pledged

The amateur radio societies in three countries whose people and governments don't always get along have agreed to work together on emergency communications and more. Region 1 of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
reports that the national associations of Greece, Turkey and Bulgaria have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in which they pledge to help each other in times of need. In addition, the agreement calls for cooperation in other activities - such as worldwide sporting events, school contacts with the International Space Station and scouting jamborees - that "promote and strengthen amateur radio, friendship and co-operation between peoples."