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Over the last eight years, the booklet “Ethics and Operating Procedures for the Radio Amateur” has become a respected work describing the best standards of operating on the Amateur bands. Translated into most major languages, the booklet by John Devoldere, ON4UN and Mark Demeuleneere, ON4WW, is a valuable reference work for all Radio Amateurs.

The booklet can be found at

Mark and John recently contacted the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), explaining that they felt it appropriate for IARU to become the custodian of the booklet into the future, with the scope to adapt and update it to ensure it remains relevant and current.

The IARU Administrative Council accepted this offer with gratitude to John and Mark for the work they have put into the document. On May 5, 2016, Mark and John met Don Beattie, G3BJ, President IARU Region 1, in Brussels to officially hand over the document. The IARU will now carry forward the work in future years to ensure its continuing relevance and currency.

Any additional information can be obtained from the International Amateur Radio Union, PO Box 310905, Newington, CT 06131-0905 USA Phone +1 860 594 0200, Fax +1 860 594 0259.

Source: The International Amateur Radio Union press release