International Amateur Radio Union Region 2 (IARU-R2) will hold an Emergency Communications Workshop in Chile this fall, in conjunction with the 19th IARU Region 2 General Assembly. The conference committee is inviting papers and presentations the event. The workshop on October 11 in Viña del Mar, Chile, will offer an opportunity for Region 2 emergency coordinators and other national-level Amateur Radio emergency communication experts to network and to share information on Amateur Radio emergency response as well as to augment the capabilities of the region’s amateurs to react to large-scale, multinational communication emergencies.
The event is open to radio amateurs in IARU Region 2 with high-level expertise in providing disaster and emergency communication. Attendees will be responsible for their travel and lodging costs. A block of rooms will be available at the O’Higgins Hotel in downtown Viña del Mar. Register online.
Call for Papers
Delegates representing IARU Region 2 member societies, national or international Amateur Radio emergency communication organizations, or national/international-level subject matter experts in Amateur Radio emergency communication are invited to submit proposals and informational papers. Topics must be related to Amateur Radio emergency communication, disaster response, technology, or operating standards.
Documents must be in electronic form (MS Word or Power Point). When laying out the document format, use A4 paper with at least 3-centimeter margins on all sides. The title page should have a top margin of at least 6 centimeters. Do not insert page headers or footers.
The deadline to submit is July 1. The IARU Region 2 Emergency Communications Workshop Committee will select the most appropriate papers for presentation. All other submitted materials will be compiled for distribution to all delegates and will be posted on the Region 2 website for downloading.
The Emergency Communications Workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 11, at the Hotel O’Higgins in Viña del Mar from 9 AM until 6 PM.