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.

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Provisional Results : UHF-MW Contest

Contest UHF MW

Provisional results for the last IARU Region 1 UHF-MW Contest are published.

UHF/Microwaves Contest

Complaint period closes on 24th of March 2019.

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Provisional Results : 145 MHz Contest

Provisional results for the last IARU Region 1 145 MHz Contest are published.

145 MHz Contest

Note: in a large number of DL LOGs mandatory information about used equipment (power and antenna) is missing. All such logs were therefore treated as check-logs. As this was the first year when the new contest rules imposed additional mandatory information in the EDI header (beside CALL, UL, band and section), we are willing to accept late corrections. DL stations that would like to classify in the contest (MO or SO section) should provide missing information to the above contact address.   

Complaint period closes on 17th of March 2019.

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Provisional Results : Marconi Memorial VHF Contest

Award MMCProvisional results for the last IARU Region 1 Marconi Memorial VHF Contest are published.

Marconi Contest

Complaint period closes on 10th of March 2019.

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Provisional Results : 50-70 MHz Contest

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Provisional results for the last IARU Region 1 50-70 MHz Contest are published.

50/70 MHz Contest

Complaint period closes on 10th of March 2019.

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New Technical Requirements in Bulgaria

Today, January 18th, New Technical Requirements 1121 has been published from Bulgarian Ministry of Communication.

 Thanks to the great commitment of BFRA now Bulgarian Amateurs have obtained some important changes :

 - Removed the age limit for the acquisition of Class 2 license (VHF and UHF with a power of not more than 5 watts, and HF from a club radio station).

 - Established 14 years old as age limit to obtain Class A license (All bands with full legal power)

 - Removed the mandatory 6-month period between the Class 2 and Class 1 exams.

 - Significant increase in the power allowed in most bands : Max output power is now 1000 Watt (in stationary mode) and 1500 Watt allowed when participating in international contests.

 And other minor changes.

 

Next steps on the road to WRC-19

IARU volunteers have been working for three years to progress Agenda Item 1.1 for the World Radio Conference 2019. This agenda item seeks a Region 1 allocation at around 50 MHz for the amateur service in the Radio Regulations Table of Frequency Allocations, to align with the allocations in Regions 2 and 3.

After many weeks of planning and meetings in both regional and global forums post the WRC in 2015, the next step on the route to WRC-19 took place last week, where CEPT project team PTD considered its position on this agenda item in preparation for the CEPT Conference Preparatory Group meeting in November and the ITU CPM in February 2019. Read more.....

17th IARU Region 3 Conference 2018

GC Seoul

The 17th IARU Region 3 Regional Conference, hosted by the Korean Amateur Radio League, takes place 10-14 September 2018 in the the PJ Hotel in Seoul, South Korea. 

Conference documents are available at http://iaru-r3.org/the-17th-triennial-conference-of-the-iaru-region-3-documents/. IARU Region 1 is represented by its President Don Beattie G3BJ and Secretary Hans Blondeel Timmerman PB2T.