The International Amateur Radio Union expresses its profound regret of the recent passing of Bill Wilson, VE3NR. Bill was a strong supporter of the amateur radio service with his work for the Canadian regulator at the International Telecommunications Union. He provided support and guidance to the Canadian IARU member society for many years. Bill mentored a number of prominent individuals including Robert Jones VE7RWJ, the former Director of the Radiocommunication Bureau at the ITU.
IARU President Tim Ellam VE6SH remembers Bill was instrumental in assisting Canadian amateurs with planning for WARC-92. “Bill Wilson was one of the best friends amateur radio could have. His guidance and support to Radio Amateurs of Canada and its predecessor societies cannot be underestimated” Ellam said. IARU President Emeritus, Larry Price W4RA, recalled that WARC-92 was a turning point in the future relationship between CARF and CRRL when neither organisation could agree on a single spokesperson for amateurs in Canada and this eventually resulted in proposals to combine the two to have a single national Society, R.A.C. “Bill Wilson was a strong leader who did not lose sight of the eventual goal of representing well the radio amateur’s interests, he is sorely missed.”
The IARU and its member societies express its deepest sympathies to Bill Wilson’s family.
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