VHF/UHF/SHF Committee

VHF Handbook Version 8.01

The new version of the VHF handbook is available in the "Resources" section of the website and can be accessed at

IARU Region 1 VHF Handbook V8.01

V8.01 replaces V8.00. Typographical errors were corrected.

Marconi Memorial Contest 2016 - Final Results

At the following link you could find the final results for MMC 2015 :




If you need a PDF format you can download it here :




Thanks to Peter S52AA that voluntary made all cross-check with S5 robot for us.


The prizes will be given to the winners during HamRadio Messe in Friedrichshafen (D) at ARI Official Booth on Saturday July 15th 2017 at 13:00 local time.


Best 73’s Alex IV3KKW

Results IARU-R1 ATV contest

Thanks to the VERON, who was the organizing society this year, we have already the contest results from our ATV contest 2016.

Here you can find the results.

Chris PA3CRX made this comment:

Many stations joined the IARU ATV activity weekend/contest in June.

I especially call it ‘activity weekend’ since that is for the majority of the participants the most important reason to join. To have the highest score is for most of us not important. In fact, not everyone and every country have the same possibilities to reach the highest score:

  • different authorisation of band usage,
  • different troposphere conditions,
  • flat country or with mountains,
  • path over sea,
  • difference in antenna allowance,
  • possibility to go portable,
  • etc.

However, the activity should be all about joining and having fun! The other purpose is to stimulate ATV activity, experimenting, showing our presence on the bands; ‘use it or loose it’.

This is very well understood by countries that joined and send in their logs for this activity weekend (again): welcome to Sweden and Germany.


  • 70 cm band is hot.
  • Enormous distances!
  • D-ATV is also upcoming, even with reduced bandwidth (RB).
  • Use of TVsharp is increased.
  • Several portable stations,
  • Some stations make contacts on one band, others on five.

The number of stations that send in their logs:

in 2014: 33,

in 2015: 42,

In 2016 it is 52!

We should consider this as a promise for next year; Spain already promised me they join next year also.

In total 551 lines in the logs.

More info will be available in the next VHF newsletter