April 11, 2016
The International Amateur Radio Union is pleased to announce that Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, is appointed to serve as IARU Satellite Advisor. The appointment is effective immediately.
Blondeel Timmerman was first licensed in 1980 and has served as VERON HF Manager from 2000-2001 and as VERON Vice-President from 2001-2008. He was a member of the IARU Region 1 Executive Committee from 2002-2008 and served as IARU Region 1 President from 2008-2014.
Blondeel Timmerman has served as EUDXF President since 2004 and currently serves as a YASME Foundation Director. He is retired from the Netherlands Army Signal Corps after a 38-year career working on satellite projects and spectrum management. He lives in the Netherlands with his wife Margareet, K2XYL and has two adult sons.
The IARU Satellite Advisor represents the IARU to the satellite community and the various Amateur satellite organizations and performs satellite frequency coordination according to the guidelines established by the IARU. In addition, the position calls for maintaining a database of coordination requests and letters, report to the IARU Administrative Council on issues related to satellites and satellite frequency coordination and, if requested, to provide technical and operation advice to assist the representation of the Amateur satellite service to the International Telecommunication Union. The Satellite Advisor is assisted by a panel of volunteer satellite advisory members.
Blondeel Timmerman replaces Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV, who has served as IARU Satellite Advisor since 1994. Van de Groenendaal has established many of the procedures used for Amateur satellite frequency coordination and has been a critical contributor to the process of satellite frequency coordination for IARU. The IARU is grateful for Hans van de Groenendaal’s excellent work and thanks him for his years of service in this important position. He will remain as special advisor to the satellite committee.
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.