The Directors have formally recorded their acknowledgment of his contribution to amateur radio and IARU Region 3 over so very many years. As required by clause 41 of its Constitution, the Directors have appointed Katsumi (Ken) Yamamoto JA1CJP as Secretary of IARU Region 3 on the nomination of JARL. In nominating Ken as Secretary, JARL President Shozo Hara JA1AN reaffirmed his society's strong and continuing support of IARU Region 3 and its secretary, at the same time stressing the importance of the regional secretary's independence from any member society.
Ken holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electronics engineering and worked for KDD, now KDDI, in the satellite communications field for many years. During that time he worked in many countries, including five years stationed in the United Kingdom working with the International Maritime Satellite Organization. He retired from KDDI in 2002. Ken is currently head of the JARL International Section on a part time basis. He was first licensed as a radio amateur in 1967 and today continues to have an active interest in DX and contests. He was a member of the Japanese delegation representing the amateur service to the recently concluded ITU Conference Preparatory Meeting for WRC 2012.
I am very confident that Ken will make a significant contribution to IARU Region 3 and I am
delighted that he has accepted this appointment.
Michael Owen VK3KI
IARU Region 3
(Gopal Madhavan via ARSICOM List)