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.

IARU R1 50/70 MHz Contest

contest timeDuring the next weekend there will be IARU R1 50/70 MHz Contest, you can find all detailed rules on the Contest Matters section of the web site; these rules are valid since 2018 till the next General Conference in 2020.

This year many stations will be on air during the contest for the first time, as they are now allowed to trasmitt on 50 MHz and/or 70 MHz; so let's hope for good participation and propagation.

Remember to send your log, it is really appreciated.

Enjoy the contest and Good Luck.