UA4WHX as 7V7V

NEWS UPDATE – Target was indeed achieved! 100% of the needed target has been raised. Massive thanks to all who took the time to donate. This mean ARA is now debt free with no longer a fear of being evicted hanging over them. The raised money will now be transferred. Thanks again to all and we’ll update when the money is finally handed over.

THIS IS INCREDIBLE. THIS IS AWESOME. YOU DID IT !

ARA, its adherents and members will be eternally immensely grateful to all those who accepted to help our society. With your precious contribution our rent indebtedness will be soon resolved. This is A BIG VICTORY. This is HAMSPIRIT. Thank you very much To Vlad. THANK YOU DX-WORLD! Thank you very much to all of you.

Vy 73’s, Afif Ben Lagha, 7X2RO, ARA President

Kenneth, OZ1IKY wrote:

Today is a good day! I see the great news on DX-World this morning with regards to the Algerian Radioamateur organisation! I believe one could call this a vitory to HAMSPIRIT and the global brotherhood of Radioamateurs? Please relay thanks to Vlad’ for this initiative!

JANUARY 29 – Nine days ago, Vlad UA4WHX got in touch to relay that the ARA (Amateur Radio Algeriens) association was in debt and had been trying to resolve the problem for years without much success. Vlad mentioned the ARA risked:

  1. Losing its place (the Club) and being evicted.
  2. Falling apart and following a suit of countries where it has happened before.
  3. If the ARA falls apart it will not be very long before the rest of the amateur radio population in Algeria dies out.

Immediately, DX-World decided to step in by setting up a donate option to try help the situation. Over 100 generous individuals have donated an amount of €2719 which is now 100% of the target needed. Thank you !

If you would like to donate to help ARA exist, then donations can be made via DX-World using paypal at dxworldnews@gmail.com — DX-World will then transfer all proceeds raised to Vladimir who will present to ARA. Please stipulate “you are donating to help Amateur Radio in Algeria” when using paypal.

JANUARY 28 – A word of thanks and keep the support coming!

JANUARY 23 by UA4WHX (initiator)

“The funds raised [so far] just goes to show how supportive the amateur radio community can be. The people of the ARA have been trying to resolve this problem for years but every time ended up with no real solution (empty promises, letters to prospective sponsors with no real return and etc.). We are extremely close to resolving the issue. If you can donate (read below / scroll down) please do so. We are almost there. Please help the ARA stay.”

FINAL AMOUNT RAISED = €2719.00

January 22, 2017 – Almost 50% of the accumulated debt has been recovered by kind and generous individuals who took the time to donate over the last 48 hours. Since it’s UA4WHX’s initiative, with a helping hand from DX-World, we’re sure Vladimir will comment further soon. If you possibly can, keep the support coming.

Vlad as 7V7V

JANUARY 20, 2017

Vladimir, UA4WHX recently got in touch and wanted to convey to the DX world a serious problem about to occur within (ARA) Amateur Radio Algeriens association. We publish in full.

“Before anything else happens I see a serious problem here. For the reasons of the rent indebtedness accumulated between the years of 2001 and 2015, the Association of Algerian Radiomateurs (ARA) risks:

  1. Losing its place (the Club) and being evicted.
  2. Falling apart and following a suit of countries where it has happened before.
  3. If the ARA falls apart it will not be very long before the rest of the amateur radio population here in Algeria dies out.

The ARA maintains a vital role in keeping up the dialogue with bodies of the government responsible. Losing ARA as a mediator in this process will most likely result in complicating or making impossible the licensing process (Turkmenistan is a perfect example of what could quickly happen here)

The debt that needs to be covered amounts to 505,816 Algerian Dinar (DZ) which translates into 2,719 Euros if changed in the current alternative market.

Seeing the world of amateur radio shrinking in a number of countries, I believe, it would be good if the amateur radio community could step in and resuscitate the ARA before it is too late.

The rent that was exorbitant in the previous years has been negotiated down to 21 Euros per month from January 1. 2016

I am attaching a few documents received from ARA:

1. A few older rent invoices.
2. A letter of appeal to the local business (brought no return or response).
3. Rental contract of the ARA.
4. A letter of eviction from OPGI (Government Office of Rentals).

All these documents can be published and shared. I have an endorsement for that.

It is for a very good cause. It would be good if we could make a difference. 73 VB”

* If you would like to donate to help ARA exist, then donations can be made via DX-World using paypal at dxworldnews@gmail.com — DX-World will then transfer all proceeds raised to Vladimir who will present to ARA. Please stipulate “you are donating to help Amateur Radio in Algeria” when using paypal.  Remember to add your callsign. Thank you for your help in this important matter. Nobody wants to see Algeria go the same way as Turkmenistan with regards no ham radio activity.

** All donors will be listed on this page. Even 5 Euros can help.

*** Please share this info via all social media outlets or email. Every little helps.

DONORS TO DATE

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FINAL AMOUNT RAISED = €2719.00