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Date: Sun, 01 Jun 2003 18:44:58 -0600 RAC Bulletin 03-009E IARU regional meeting fall victim to SARS The SARS outbreak in Asia has caused the postponement of the 12th International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 conference, which had been scheduled to be held in Taipei, Taiwan, in September, 2003. The Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League (CTARL) requested the postponement May 18. A new date and venue will be announced at least four months in advance. "On behalf of all Region 3 member-societies and other people concerned, Region 3 directors and the secretary have very much appreciated the preparations to date and the emergency actions taken by the conference preparatory team of the host society CTARL and President Mr. Bolon Lin, BV5AF," said IARU Region 3 Secretary Keigo Komuro, JA1KAB. The postponement also will mean a change in the IARU Administrative Council meeting planned to be held in Taipei September 6-8.