The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is a federation of national associations of certified radio amateurs, representing over 150 countries and separate territories around the world.

The three IARU Regions are organised to broadly mirror the structure of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and its related regional telecommunications organisations. The Regions comprise:
- IARU Region 1: Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Northern Asia
- IARU Region 2: The Americas
- IARU Region 3: Asia-Pacific

The IARU represents the interests of the Amateur Radio Service worldwide to relevant international organisations, promoting the interests of amateur radio and seeking to protect and enhance its spectrum privileges.

International Amateur Radio Union - Region 1

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrating on Saturday 3 December 2016. Member Societies are asked to celebrate this day like in previous years. The IPHA recommends that Member Societies observe the day to promote Amateur Radio among Disabled persons.

 

If you are planning any event or media releases for the day, please contact Riri, OD5RI, the IPHA Coordinator on e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2016 ITU Radio Regulations released

The 2016 ITU Radio Regulations have been released. They are available as a free download via the ITU website, in English and five other languages

"Following the successful completion of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015, I am pleased to announce the issue of the ITU Radio Regulations, edition of 2016 which will come into force for all the signatory parties on 1 January 2017," said François Rancy, Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau.

"This global treaty known as the ITU Radio Regulations, and upon which mobile communications and all other uses of the wireless technology internationally depend, is celebrating its 110th anniversary," said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. "An incredible success story!"

"I look forward to welcoming the ITU membership to the celebrations in honour of the 110th anniversary of the Radio Regulations, which will take place during the World Radiocommunication Seminar (WRS-16) being held in Geneva from 12 – 16 December 2016."

You can download your copy of the ITU Radio Regulations via 
https://www.itu.int/pub/R-REG-RR-2016

 

2017 GC Landshut General Conference Reminder Note

Dear Member Societies,

I would like to remind you for three important dates leading up to our Region 1 General Conference in Landshut in September 2017.

Friday 16 December 2016 - Confirmation of intention to send a delegation must reach the Region 1 Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the Organising Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As soon as I receive your document, the information is added to the Conference page at http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/general-conference/landshut-2017

Thursday 16 February 2017 - Closing date for application for financial support to attend the General Conference must reach the Region 1 Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday 16 April 2017 - Closing date for Conference papers to the Region 1 Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Change in IARU Secretary

Rod Stafford, W6ROD, has retired as IARU Secretary after seven years of service in that position. The IARU Constitution provides that the member-society serving as the International Secretariat, i.e. the ARRL, shall designate the Secretary. The ARRL Board of Directors has designated David Sumner, K1ZZ, to replace Mr Stafford as Secretary effective 15 October 2016.

David Sumner has served in this capacity twice previously, from 1982 to 1989 and from 1999 to 2009, while employed by the ARRL to manage its headquarters. Now retired from employment, he joins the other IARU officers and Administrative Council members in serving as a volunteer.

IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, has appointed Rod Stafford as Emergency Communications Special Advisor. In this capacity, he will represent the interests of the IARU and the global amateur radio community in the Development Sector of the ITU and will offer advice and counsel on matters relating to emergency and disaster response communications.

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