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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IARU Region 1 Societies approve changes to the Region's Constitution & Bye-Laws

Following the decisions at the Davos Region 1 Conference last September, a ballot has now been completed to seek Member Society ratification of the changes to the Constitution and Bye-Laws of the Region. The closing date for the ballot was 10th May 2006, and the necessary number of votes in favour of all the Resolutions were received by that date.

IARU makes input on Euroloop proposals

Background

In 1996 the International Railway Organisation, UIC, made proposals to CEPT for spectrum approval for the development a high-speed data-communication system for railway rolling stock. The proposals were a technical solution to improve management of trains by giving the train drivers early notice of the forward signal status. This apparently would avoid less braking & acceleration with the result that trains could to run faster and closer together.

Foresight Project launched

Following the presentation made at the 2005 Region 1 Conference at Davos, the Foresight Project has been launched, under the direction of Bob Whelan, G3PJT. The project plans to develop a clearer view of the future direction and options for amateur radio, and will involve a number of Member Societies around the Region. For details of the Terms of Reference of the project, click here. Member Societies have been mailed an invitation to participate.

HST Championship Software now available on the Region 1 Web

The Region 1 HST Working Group has made available all the software to be used in receiving tests in future HST Championships. It can be downloaded from the HST Working Group page.

The software includes a special version of "Morse Runner", the pile-up training software, developed and made available by by Alex Shovkoplyas, VE3NEA. There is also the "Rufz" program by Mathias Kolpe, DL4MM and Alessandro Vitiello, IV3XYM, and the custom-designed HST software by Andrei Bindasov, EU7KI.

"Davos05" e-mail address closed

The e-mail address for mail concerning the 2005 IARU Conference at Davos has now closed. Any mail should in future be sent to the Region 1 Secretary at the normal office address