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Saudi Arabia and Seychelles Join IARU

The IARU member-societies have voted to admit the Saudi Amateur Radio Society (SARS) and Seychelles Amateur Radio Association (SARA) to membership.

SARS was founded on 25 June 2018 and is legally registered/recognized to represent the amateurs of Saudi Arabia. As of January 2019 there were 66 members out of a total of 479 licensed radio amateurs in the country. SARS maintains a website at arsr​.sa/​en/. 

SARA was founded in December 2018 and was registered with the Seychelles government on 31 December. SARA has six members, two of whom are licensed. It is believed that there are four licensed amateurs in Seychelles, a number that SARA hopes to increase.

Saudi Arabia and Seychelles are located in ITU Region 1 which also corresponds to IARU Region 1. Their IARU membership became effective on 9 October 2019 upon completion of the voting procedure set out in the IARU Constitution.

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