|New IARU Secretary Joel Harrison, W5ZN|
IARU Region 1, covering Europe, Africa and the Middle East, lost its vice president to Covid-19 in early July. Faisal Al-Ajmi, 9K2RR, became a Silent Key after a long hospitalization. According to Newsline, Al-Ajmi had held the region's number-two spot since 2014. He was an accomplished contester and advocate for amateur radio in the Arab world.
Chris Fox, NI4L, is the new owner of the EZ-Hang antenna launcher company. He has merged the line of specially-designed slingshots into his NI4L Antennas and Electronics company (http://ni4l.com), which currently markets wire antennas, baluns and related products.