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.

News from Icelandic Radio Amateurs

The general meeting of Íslenskir radíóamatörar (Í.R.A.) was held at the club headquarters in Reykjavík on May 23,   2009. The following individuals were elected as members of the board for 2009-2010: Jonas Bjarnason TF2JB president; Gudmundur Sveinsson TF3SG vice-president; Gudmundur Löve TF3GL secretary; Erling Gudnason TF3EE treasurer; and Sveinn Bragi Sveinsson TF3SNN member. Deputy members: Jón Invar Oskarsson TF1JI; and Kjartan Bjarnson TF3BJ. IARU liaison: Kristjan Benediktsson TF3KB. Coordinator for emergency communications: Jon Thoroddur Jonsson TF3JA.

The Icelandic society was founded in 1946. The club is fortunate to be provided with permanent housing in the capital Reykjavík by courtesy of city authorities. Our club station, TF3IRA, is located there and every Thursday from 8 p.m. there is an open house (with various presentations during the winter months). Í.R.A. has approx. 200 members, of which 165 are licensed, or 83%. Our magazine CQ TF is published 4-6 times per annum. The society runs five VHF-repeaters in the Reykjavík area (TF3), Akureyri (TF5) and Arnessysla County (TF1) and there is one beacon on 6 meters. Í.R.A. is currently working on an application to the Icelandic authorities for provisions in the 70 MHz and 500 kHz bands. Further information on the society can be seen on the webpage: http://www.ira. is.