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.

G2BVN Memorial Trophy presented in Vienna

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The CEO of DokuFunk, Wolf Harranth, OE1WHC, was presented with the G2BVN Memorial Trophy in Vienna at the end of November. The presentation was made by Michael Kastelic, OE1MCU, on behalf of IARU Region 1.

Many know Wolf Harranth from his work managing the “DokuFunk” archive. DokuFunk collects and archives historic pieces, among them QSL cards. Wolf and his team do this with immense attention to detail and commitment. Numerous academic papers about radio, and amateur radio in particular, are based to a large extent on the invaluable information available only in the archive.

The G2BVN Memorial Trophy is the highest recognition that IARU Region 1 can award and is in memory of Roy Stevens, G2BVN who was the influential and globally respected Secretary of IARU Region 1 in the latter part of the 20th century.

The photograph shows Wolf (left) with Michael Kastelic.