IARU Region 2 together with the ARRL will be giving, for the second time, the Amateur Radio Administration Course in Mexico City from August 7th to 9th.

This course is aimed at the people in charge of administering the amateur and amateur satellite services in the ministries of communications or regulatory agencies in the region. The objective is to bring these people closer to our activity.

The course includes, among many other topics, the legal Amateur Radio framework at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Amateur Radio spectrum, reciprocal licensing, electromagnetic compatibility, emergency communications, IARU and its member societies, etc.

It also includes topics that explain how Amateurs operate: digital communications, telegraphy, phone, contests, etc. This event ends with a visit to an Amateur Radio station where participants can better understand the material presented and where they have the opportunity to make some on-the-air contacts.

IARU member societies interested in inviting their regulators should contact IARU Region 2 Vice President Ramon Santoyo (xe1kk@iaru.org) as soon as possible as space is limited. The course is offered at no cost for regulators.