The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has bestowed its President’s Award on retired IARU Satellite Advisor Hans van de Groenendaal, ZS6AKV.
He was recognized for his many years of service to the IARU and the contributions he has made to the association, especially in the area of satellite frequency coordination. He will receive the award during a South African Radio League function, to be announced.
Van de Groendaal had served as IARU Satellite Advisor from 1994 until earlier this year. He established many of the Amateur Satellite frequency coordination procedures and was a critical contributor to the IARU coordination process.
Hans Blondeel Timmerman, PB2T, was appointed in April to succeed van de Groenendaal as IARU Satellite Advisor. — Thanks to the South African Radio League News via AMSAT News Service