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.

REGION 1 AWARD RECIPIENTS

 

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Two long-serving volunteers in IARU Region 1 were recognised for their work for IARU at the Friedrichshafen HamRadio event last week.

Christian Verholt, OZ8CY, (L) former Chair of the EMC Working Group and former EMC Advisor to the IARU International Secretariat, was awarded the IARU President's Diamond Award by Tim Ellam, VE6SH, IARU President, and Ole Garpestad, LA2RR, IARU Vice-President. The award is a new reward to recognise exceptional volunteer contribution over many years.

 

Christian was also awarded the Region 1 Medal by Region 1 President Don Beattie in recognition of his work on EMC matters in the Region ove more than 20 years. 

Wolfgang Hadel, DK2OM, (R) was awarded the Region 1 Medal by IARU Region 1 President Don Beattie, G3BJ, to recognise his ongoing exceptional leadership of the successful IARU monitoring system. 

Congratulations to both for their commitment to the work of IARU.