How can you help?
First of all as Chairman of the Spectrum and Regulatory Liaison Committee (SRLC) I would like to encourage any member of an IARU Region 1 Member Society who has worked on spectrum management issues in their own country or in an international or regional organisation to join the SRLC as an Expert. I would also like to encourage participation as an Expert by any member of an IARU Region 1 Member Society who has worked extensively in regional or international scientific bodies, especially if interested in the regulatory and operational aspects of amateur radio. From time to time amateurs who belong to an IARU Member Society in R2 or R3 may also be invited to participate in SRLC activities.
There are two categories of SRLC Expert. The first category is a Meeting Expert e.g. those SRLC participants who have been designated to attend a one-off or series of particular meetings, project teams, working groups or committees of external organisations, or other IARU committees. A report of the meeting attended is required subsequent to the meeting which should normally be no longer than an A4 or Letter page. It should preferably be written in a form suitable for publication in the news section(s) of the IARU Region 1 web-site. Out of pocket expenses incurred in attending meetings are refundable. Meeting Experts will also be expected to comment on documents and papers from external organisations as well as those produced by SRLC Experts before they are sent to external organisations. See the next paragraph below. It should also be noted that persons attending meetings on behalf of the EMCC and PRC are not subject to these SRLC procedures, although similar arrangements may be in place for these committees.
The second category of SRLC participant is a General Expert. General Experts will receive SRLC documents being reviewed or developed within the SRLC. It is envisaged that in future most documents produced by SRLC Experts will be circulated to the Committee as a whole e.g. those experts who appear in the Experts’ directory. In most cases a week will be allowed for comments, dependant on any deadlines imposed by an external body.
Physical meetings are unlikely to occur except for perhaps an informal gathering at the Freidrichshafen ‘Ham Radio’ annual event. However if there are comments from a number of Experts, with differing views a conference call can be arranged using Go-To Meeting or Skype.
A directory of SRLC Experts is maintained by the SRLC Chairman. If you would like to apply to become an SRLC Meeting or General Expert please provide your name call-sign and contact information and indicate whether this information can be included in the list of experts held by the Chairman.Your personal details (eg email) will not be placed on SRLC web-pages without your agreement.
Long serving — Meeting and General Experts may be given the title of Senior Expert and along with the Chairman will have access to the SRLC Experts’ directory mentioned in the above paragraph.
Enrol or Questions?
If you have any questions or queries on the work of the SRLC or would like further information on becoming an SRLC Expert or General Expert please contact Dave Court EI3IO, Chairman SRLC, Email: EI3IO at connogue.com