VHF/UHF Terms of Reference

VHF/UHF/ Microwaves Committee

The permanent VHF/UHF/Microwaves Committee (C5) deals with matters relating to frequencies above 30 MHz.



1 To co-ordinate the activities of amateurs in IARU Region 1 with respect to frequency allocations above 30 MHz

2 To ensure that adequate use is made of existing allocations and to consider possible new allocations

3 To co-ordinate and promote scientific investigations by member societies of IARU Region 1 on all frequencies above 30 MHz

4 To recommend IARU Region 1 individual band plans aimed at promoting greater effectiveness for both local and long distance communications

5 To encourage special projects on the frequency allocations above 30 MHz aimed at advancing amateur radio communication techniques, e.g. amateur satellite projects

6 To assist in the protection of the amateur allocations above 30 MHZ from possible loss by stimulating activity and demonstrating the effective use by amateurs (see note below)

7 To plan and conduct IARU Region 1 VHF/UHF/Microwaves contests and to coordinate sub-regional contests on these bands

8 To advise on interference problems especially relating to the VHF/UHF/Microwaves bands

9 To maintain communication with MS through:

a. A complimentary exchange of society journals between VHF Managers (already decided upon at the IARU Region 1 Conference in Lausanne (1953)

b. the Region 1 Website

c. A Newsletter by the Chairman of the Committee