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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Russia joins CEPT, more detail

The Russian State Radio Frequencies Commission decided on 10 March 2011 that the Russian Federation shall join CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01 and ECC Recommendation (05)06 (CEPT Novice), thus making it possible for every CEPT License holder to operate on the territory of the Russian Federation, within a limit of three months, without any additional permission. The call sign to be used shall be RA/Personal Call sign.

This has been a big step forward and IARU Region 1 would like to thank the Russian member society, SRR, for its successful efforts.

The 2017 IARU Region 1 General Conference is one year away

The 2017 IARU Region 1 General Conference will be held in Landshut, Germany from 16 to 23 September 2017.

Please ensure that you have all the documents listed in the enclosures on page 4 of the Calling Note. All the documents are also available on the Region 1 web site at www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/general-conference/landshut-2017.

Only three documents are in PDF, the other are in MS Word. There are dates coupled to certain documents and you are requested to adhere to these dates.

Please feel free to contact me, Dennis, ZS4BS, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries.

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The Region 1 website has been restructured to make sign-in for most purposes unnecessary. You can now access all public pages without sign-in. Those with editing rights still need to sign in to access the editor facility.

ITU-R Working Party 5A meeting in Geneva

itu logo2Three of ITU-R Study Group 5 Working Goups meet in Geneva 5-16 November 2018. Working Party 5A deals with the Land mobile service above 30 MHz (excluding IMT), wireless access in the fixed service and the amateur and amateur-satellite services. Working Group 5A1, responsible for amateur matters is chaired by Dale Hughes VK1DSH. The main topic is to develop a technical report to support the work for World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19) Agenda Item 1.1, considering an allocation of the frequency band 50-54 MHz to the amateur service in Region 1. The Working Group consists of a mix of radio amateurs from all three IARU Regions, administrations from all over the world and other interested parties like meteorologists and military.

Amateurs present in WP 5A include 5A1 Chairman Dale Hughes VK1DSH, IARU Vice President Ole Garpestad LA2RR, IARU repesentative Dave Court EI3IO, CEPT coordinator Hans Blondeel Timmerman PB2T, ARRL representative Jonathan Siverling WB3ERA, DARC representatives Ulrich Mueller DK4VW and Bernd Mischlewski DF2ZC and JARL representative Ken Yamamoto JA1CJP.

IARU Administrative Council meets in Seoul

logo iaruThe IARU Administrative Council meets in Seoul, South Korea 8-9 September 2018. IARU Region 1 is represented by its President Don Beattie G3BJ and Secretary Hans Blondeel Timmerman PB2T.

World Amateur Radio Day

WARDEvery April 18th, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.

Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.

Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with more than 3,000,000 licensed operators!

April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science; this is an opportunity for amateurs to show there expertise in digital and wireless communications, to those in the community who have “wireless communication” interests, but haven’t considered the association with Amateur Radio.

World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide.

How the day is promoted is a matter for the individual member society and or Region.

Groups should promote their WARD activity on social media by using the hash tag #WorldAmateurRadioDay on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

We hope you will join in the fun and education that is World Amateur Radio Day!