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 Region 1 HST speed record recognised by Guinness Book of Records

8 November 2004

IARU Region 1 HST speed record recognised by Guinness Book of Records.

On 8th of November 2004 Guinness World Records LTD recognized the achievement of Andrei Bindasov, EU7KI, in transmission of mixed marks made during the last HST World Championship in Belarus as the GUINNESS WORLD RECORD.


This achievement has now been included in the Guinness records database as follows:

"ON 6 MAY 2003 ANDREI BINDASOV (BELARUS) TRANSMITTED 216 MARKS OF MIXED TEXT PER MINUTE DURING THE 5TH INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR RADIO UNION WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN HIGH SPEED TELEGRAPHY IN BELARUS"

Andrei has already received the official Certificate from the Guinness company.

Many congratulations to Andrei and all who made this possible.