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 2017 IARU Region 1 General Conference is one year away

The 2017 IARU Region 1 General Conference will be held in Landshut, Germany from 16 to 23 September 2017.

Please ensure that you have all the documents listed in the enclosures on page 4 of the Calling Note. All the documents are also available on the Region 1 web site at

Only three documents are in PDF, the other are in MS Word. There are dates coupled to certain documents and you are requested to adhere to these dates.

Please feel free to contact me, Dennis, ZS4BS, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries.

Krzysztof Słomczyński SP5HS - Silent Key


On 1st August 2016, Krzysztof Słomczyński SP5HS passed away at the age of 81. He was one of the most merited radio amateurs in Poland. The late Krzysztof was one of the reactivators of the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) over the period 1956-57. He was a member of the Headquarters of the PZK, and He was involved in publishing of the “Polish Radio Amateur” (“Krótkofalowiec Polski”) magazine. He was awarded the Honorary Decoration of the PZK with the 007 number. He was one of five persons who established the SP DX Club in 1959.

Krzysztof SP5HS photoIn the years 1970-1974, He served as General Secretary of the PZK and Director of the Bureau of the PZK, simultaneously. For many years, he was a member of the Management Board of the Warsaw Branch of the PZK. He was a co-founder of the Amateur Radio Direction Finding Club of the PZK.

In 1990, he was elected President of the PZK (the first post-war president elected in a democratic way). He performed this function until 1992.
He was a member and Chairman of the State Examination Commission for Radio Amateurs. He was a participant of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 General Conference that took place in 1975 in Warsaw. He was a very active officer of the IARU Region 1.

By 2010, He was ARDF Manager of the PZK, and He co-operated closely all the time with the Presiding Committee of the Headquarters of the PZK in various fields of our hobby. In such a short piece of information, it is not possible to mention all achievements of the late Krzysztof SP5HS.
We lost a very industrious man - fully dedicated to amateur radio - from our ranks, and also a Honorary Member of the Polish Amateur Radio Union.
Krzysztof, we will miss You a lot. May You Rest in Peace.

Piotr Skrzypczak, SP2JMR - Secretary of the PZK

VHF Newsletter 70

Dear friends,

After my holidays I made a new VHF&up Newsletter that you will find as attachment. I want to thank especially Chris PA3CRX for his contribution about the IARU-R1 ATV contest.

I hope you will find also some new topics for discussion for our upcoming conference.

You can also find this newsletter the website:



Jacques ON4AVJ

Kosovo IARU Society Receives Visitors for the IARU HF Championship Weekend

Z60A on the air from 6 to 11 July.

The 2016 IARU HF World Championship not only marks the very first entry of the Kosovo Amateur Radio Association (SHRAK) as a new HQ multiplier, but the week also represents multiple other valuables for Kosovar hams.

In a major outing, the SHRAK youth delegation headed by Driton Sadiku, Z61DX, with  Elona Shatri, Z63ESC, Edona Sela, Z63ESB, and Blindon Krasniqi, Z63BKA, will travel to the IARU YOTA conference in Austria. Their selected team will meet their initial instructors Hans, PB2T, and Martti, OH2BH, as a kick-off for their first trip outside Kosovo. This outing received the sincere support of the Amateur Radio Society of Austria (ÖVSV), the Embassy of Austria in Kosovo, and the Yasme Foundation, Inc.

The majority of the 50+ new hams in Kosovo come from the ranks of the Technical University of Pristina, leading to another interesting link taking place on the professional front. The local university rarely receives visiting teachers, and thus Dr. Kim Östman, OH6KZP, will give a lecture on the latest trends in RF microelectronics circuit development. This session is hosted by the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FIEK) at the Technical University of Pristina, and the Dean of the faculty, Prof. Dr. Enver Hamiti.

The team will also exercise by hosting a new Force-12 XR6 beam with a Yaesu G1000DXC rotator on top of the university building, in the heart of capital Pristina. These were kindly donated by the Chiltern U.K. DX Foundation and by Force-12 represented by Bill Hein, AA7XT.

On the weekend the local folks team up with their visitors for the IARU Championship contest, at multiple locations in and near Pristina. The visiting operating team includes Hans, PB2T, Kenneth, OZ1IKY, Pertti, OG2M, Kim, OH6KZP, Martti, OH2BH, Pekka, OH2TA, and Mario, S56A.

73, Vjollca Belegu-Caka, Z61VB

President of SHRAK