There are nice and extensive articles about the last IARU Region 3 Conference which was held in Ho Chi Minh City earlier this month. Speaking personally, it was nice to meet many HAM from our neighbor countries but also from North America, South America and Europe. The atmosphere was friendly and the working sessions were productive. Emergency Communications were one of the most important topic and the various member society will collaborate on that matter.
The 15th IARU R3 conference attendees already arrived in Ho Chi Minh City and are ready to start their work on monday November the 5th. Conferences and working sessions will go through thursday at the Kimdo hotel conference center. Emergency Communications will occupy a large part of the meeting.
Editor’s note : I have been invited to this conference as a guest observer. However, I am busy with work as usual in November and I am not able to reach Saigon with is located 4 hours from my hometown. I apologize and wish to all the participants to have a pleasant stay in HCMC and a fruitful work. Yan – XV4Y (VARC website webmaster).
The current Region 3 Directors will meet just before and after the conference and the Directors who will be elected at the conference usually join the outgoing directors at the meeting after the conference.
More informations about this will come soon.
For a short stay and casual HAM Radio operation in Viet-Nam, the best way is to rent a shack and use the station’s callsign.
An agreement from both the VARC and the shack owner is necessary of course, but this reduce the delay needed to obtain the authorization to operate.