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.
The latest edition of the VHF Newsletter has been mailed to all on the VHF mailing list and can be found here. The new version of the VHF Handbook, 8.50, with the recommendations of our Interim meeting in Vienna is published.You can downloa... Read more
“UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom has relaxed its Amateur Radio station identification rules. Ofcom discussed the change in its document, U... Read more
“Statement published 05|12|14 This document outlines Ofcom ’s decision to update the terms and conditions of the amateur radio licence. T... Read more
The FCC has granted an ARRL request to waive current Amateur Radio rules to permit data transmissions at a higher symbol rate than currently permitted... Read more
he FCC is eliminating the regulatory fee to apply for an Amateur Radio vanity call sign. The change will not go into effect, however, until req... Read more