Interim meeting


 HF Committee C4


Release Date

 C4 papers Interim Meeting Vienna 2016  April 2016
 Minutes Committee C4 Interim Meeting 2016  May 2016
 C4 papers Interim Meeting Vienna 2013  April 2013
 Minutes Committee C4 Interim Meeting 2013  May 2013
 C4 papers Interim Meeting 2010  February 2010
 Minutes Committee C4 Vienna 2010  March 2010
 C4 papers Interim Meeting Vienna 2007  February 2007
 Minutes Committee C4 Interim Meeting 2007  February 2007



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VHF/UHF/SHF Committee C5


Release Date

Minutes Committee C5 Interim Meeting 2016  May 2016
C4 papers Interim Meeting Vienna 2016  April 2016


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. For more click here

Region 1 Awards

The Roy Stevens, G2BVN, Memorial Award

The Region 1 Operating Award

The Region 1 Medal and Certificate

The IARU Region 1 Operating Award

The IARU Region 1 Operating Award

This award, available in three classes, may be claimed by any licensed radio amateur eligible under the General Rules who can produce evidence of having contacted amateur radio stations in the required number of countries whose national societies are members of the Region 1 of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).

The three classes are for contacts as follows:

Class 1 All member countries on the current list

Class 2 60 member countries

Class 3 40 member countries


Members of IARU Region 1 are: (Total 97)

Albania (AARA), Algeria (ARA), Andorra (URA), Armenia (FRRA), Austria (OEVSV), Bahrain (ARAB), Belarus (BFRR), Belgium (UBA), Bosnia & Herzegovina (ARABIH), Botswana (BARS), Bulgaria (BFRA), Burkina Faso (ARBF), Burundi (ABART), Cameroon (ARTJ), Congo (URAC), Croatia (HRS), Cyprus inc UK Sov Bases (CARS), Czech Republic (CRC), Democratic Republic of Congo (ARAC), Denmark (EDR), Djibouti (ARAD), Egypt (EARA), Estonia (EARU), Ethiopia (EARS), Faeroe Islands (FRA), Finland (SRAL), F.Y.R. Macedonia (RSM), France inc. TK (REF), Gabon (AGRA), Gambia (RSTG), Georgia (NARG), Germany (DARC), Ghana (GARS), Gibraltar (GARS), Greece (RAAG), Hungary (MRASZ), Iceland (IRA), Iraq (IARS), Ireland (IRTS), Israel (IARC), Italy (ARI), Ivory Coast (ARAI), Jordan (RJARS), Kazakstan (KFRR), Kenya (ARSK), Kosovo (SHRAK) Kuwait (KARS), Latvia (LRAL), Lebanon (RAL), Lesotho (LARS), Liberia (LRAA), Liechtenstein (AFVL), Lithuania (LRMD), Luxembourg (RL), Mali (CRAM), Malta (MARL), Mauritius (MARS), Moldova (ARDM), Monaco (ARM), Mongolia (MRSF), Montenegro (MARP), Morocco (ARRAM), Mozambique (LREM), Namibia (NARL), Netherlands (VERON), Nigeria (NARS), Norway (NRRL), Oman (ROARS), Poland (PZK), Portugal inc.CU CT3 (REP), Qatar (QARS), Republic of Guinee (ARGUI), Romania (FRR), Russian Federation (SRR), San Marino (ARRSM), Senegal (ARAS), Serbia (SRS), Sierra Leone (SLARS), Slovakia (SARA), Slovenia (ZRS), South Africa (SARL), Spain (URE), Swaziland (RSS), Sweden (SSA), Switzerland (USKA), Syria (SSTARS), Tadjikstan (ex UJ) (TARL), Tanzania (TARC), Tunisia (CAST), Turkey (TRAC), Turkmenistan (ex UH) (LRT), Uganda (UARS), Ukraine (UARL), United Arab Emirates (EARS), UK (G GD GI GJ GM GU GW ) (RSGB), Zambia (RSZ), Zimbabwe (ZARS)

A special version of this award is available, in the same 3 classes, for confirmed contacts on the 28 MHz band since 1 July 1983.

Submit a list of countries in Prefix Order, Call, and all QSO details Band Mode etc. A special application form is available by email or S.A.S.E. from the RSGB Awards Manager

Please note a certified list signed by the applicant and his National Society Awards Manager confirming QSL cards are held must be submitted for all Class-1 applications. For Class –2 and Class-3 Awards GCR rules apply. General Certification by two other radio amateurs or local club officials stating the QSL’s have been examined is satisfactory proof. Please note “e-QSL’s” are not acceptable as proof of a QSO. Cost of this Award is US$6, 6-Euro, or £3 UKP.


Youth WG Terms of Reference

The Region 1 Youth Working Group is responsible for promoting Amateur Radio Youth Activities in Region 1 through the coordination and engagement with IARU Region 1 member Societies.

Responsibilities includes but not limited to:

1. Acts as a focal point for advisory on Youth activities within Region 1

2. Encourages Member Societies on promoting Youth in Amateur Radio

3. Supports member societies in developing youth programs

4. Regularly assesses youth activities in Region 1 and develop related action plan

5. Communicates with Member Societies to determine needs and interests of youth

6. Ensures youth activities and related details / updates are regularly communi-cated to member societies (E-mails, Website etc.)

7. Evaluates the effectiveness of different activities

8. Provides yearly report on youth to Executive Committee and member Socie-ties

9. To organise and coordinate YOTA activities, including an annual special event 

10. The WG Chairman supports and advises the Youngster on the Air special event host organisation in the required manner. 


IPHA Terms of Reference

1 The Information Programme for Handicapped Radio Amateurs is set up by the General Conference 2 Its aims are the gathering and circulation of information about

a. organisations for disabled radio-amateurs

b. special courses and methods for preparing disabled people for the examinations required to obtain a radio-amateur license

c. nets organised by handicapped radio-amateurs


d. details about equipment that was designed for use by amateurs with various handicaps. 

RAWG Terms of Reference

1 Draft proposals and discussion papers on policies to achieve the goals for radio amateur regulations set out by Conferences, or by the EC between Conferences

2 Represent IARU R1 at meetings of the CEPT Working Group on Radio Administration and any other similar committees as necessary

3 Stimulate IARU R1 member societies to establish and maintain contacts on this subject of licensing matters with their Administrations and to report on any changes in licensing regulations to the RA WG

4 When a policy has been adopted by a Conference or by the EC as an interim policy then

a. Provide member societies with the necessary documentation

b. Support their efforts to promote the IARU R1 goals with their Administrations

5 Report to the member societies on developments in the field of licensing matters in general by means of regular circular letters or by special bulletins when urgent matters arise or when the RA WG in consultation with the EC deems it necessary to consult member societies on a proposed policy.

6 The specific goal of the IARU R1 member societies will in some cases run parallel with the aims of other organisations within the ITU Region 1. If this is the case then RA WG will:

a. Advise the EC on the proposals brought forward in these organisations and on the best policy to be followed with regard to these proposals

b. Where the opportunity arises, and in close consultation with the EC, forward appropriate comments suggestions for amendments/additions etc. to the pertaining organisations.


7 The RA WG will carry out its work mainly by e-mail. If required, the Chairman may, after having obtained the consent of the EC, organise meetings of the RA WG between Conferences

8 The Chairman may invite to the RA WG meetings experts on a subject under consideration or representatives of member societies who are expected to be able to offer worthwhile contributions to the discussions

9 The RA WG shall in general not have any direct contacts with Administrations or radio amateur organisations outside Region 1 except as a representative of IARU R1


10 Any contacts with radio amateur organisations outside IARU Region 1 considered necessary for a proper fulfilment of the tasks will be channelled through the Honorary Secretary of IARU R 1. 

Political Relations Committee Terms of Reference

The PRC deals with issues related to the European Institutions and other Region 1 polit-ical and governmental entities of a similar nature, with the following Terms of Refer-ence and objectives. The PRC shall:

• Monitor and research developments in relevant political forums which poten-tially impact the Amateur Service and Amateur-Satellite Service (the Amateur Services); 

• Advise the EC on the workings of supra-national political bodies on any matter which might impact the interests of the Amateur Services and process material and un-dertake actions delegated to it by the EC in respect of such bodies;

• Exchange information on political initiatives which might impact the amateur service;

• On request, advise Region 1 IARU MS on issues concerning the supra-national political forums which affect the Amateur Services; 

• Prepare submissions to the relevant forums (Involving others, especially SRLC and EMCC as appropriate) to represent and advocate the position of the Amateur Ser-vices and attend relevant meetings of political bodies to pursue these positions. 

The PRC shall work with other permanent Committees (SRLC, EMCC, C4 and C5) to identify potential threats to the Amateur and Amateur Satellite Services from legisla-tive, political or commercial pressures and agree with the RSMC and other relevant permanent bodies, strategies and measures to ensure that these threats are managed in a way that limits any adverse impact on the Amateur Services. .