Friday, February 22, 2013

Update: No Call Sign for Serbian Prime Minister

Ivica Dacic
(Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
Last year, the ARRL reported on its website (and we reported on the League's report here) that then newly-elected Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dacic was a licensed amateur, holding the call sign YU1YU. The League now says that's only partially correct. It seems that the Prime Minister did pass his license exam and was a member of a radio club, but had never applied for a personal call sign. Apparently, receiving a call sign in Serbia is not automatic after passing an amateur license exam, but must be requested. YU1YU was suggested to Dacic as a possible call, says the ARRL, but he never followed up.