The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA)
sent us, at the end of last year, an interesting document entitled: "A Strategic Review of Amateur Radio in Australia",
in which, the current situation of ham radio there, is analyzed using a SWOT technique by a panel of volunteers.
The goals of the study were quite ambitious: explore the future of Amateur Radio; retain existing amateurs within the hobby; attract newcomers to the hobby; promote the interesting and exciting elements of the hobby
and encourage greater participation; and promote the hobby from within as being inclusive, friendly and engaging.
The results, not at all surprising, do not seem very far from what happens in other places around the world.
The detailed action plan provides very innovative and interesting proposals in an specific section called "Recommended Strategies & Actions". However, ...
... when one reaches the end of this brilliant document, and it is time for the "Next steps", it seems that nothing can be done due to the lack of understanding
between the various amateur radio organizations within the country.
Nothing new, according to the main threat detected in the SWOT analysis. Maybe the solution is to seek support outside of that harmful environment, isn't it? EURAO is QRV.
Amateur Radio News...
An small team of EURAO members from Romania, with the financial support of a local foundation in Buzau City:
Fondul Stiintescu ,
started in April a program dedicated to the
children and young people in order to experience applied science with the help of amateur radio.
The project aims to create an educational space and apply in practice the phenomena that accompany the interaction between people
using radio waves.
The final selection of the projects was made by a dedicated jury, made up of specialists in fields related to the Fund's themes,
together with a member of the Board of Directors of the Buzau Community Foundation.
The General Assembly 2022 of EURAO was held the first Saturday of July via internet.
The incorporation of two new member associations, both Italian, was approved.
The beneficiaries of the Radio Amateur Insurance have also been extended to the members of the member associations,
starting with the members of their boards of directors.