The following news item is courtesy of the International Amateur Radio Union:

May 11, 2017

The member-societies of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) have approved a proposal to admit a new representative of the Radio Amateurs of Belize to IARU membership.

As of the deadline for voting, May 9, 2017, 77 member-societies had voted in favor of admitting the Belize Amateur Radio Club (BARC) with none opposed. There were no abstentions. The affirmative votes of 55 member-societies were required for approval

Belize previously was represented in the IARU by another organization of the same name. Once the IARU Administrative Council determined that this earlier organization no longer existed, IARU Region 2 accepted an application for membership from the new BARC and confirmed that it satisfied the requirements of the IARU Constitution and Bylaws.

The officers of BARC are:

Contact information:

Address: PO Box 159, Belmopan, Belize, Central America
Telephone: +501 601 6282

For more information see the listing at: https:/

There are now 167 IARU member-societies in as many countries and separate territories.

Dave Sumner, K1ZZ
International Amateur Radio Union
PO Box 310905
Newington, CT 06131-0905 USA