Welcome to the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 Homepage. The federation of national associations of radio amateurs from Europe, Africa, Middle East and Northern Asia.
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.
International Amateur Radio Union - Region 1
- Category: Emergency Communications
- Published: Tuesday, 21 June 2016 18:23
- Written by Greg Mossop
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Radio Amateurs in Cyprus are currently active in emergency activities tackling the biggest forest fire the island has ever dealt with in the Solea region. Activity is currently using only the VHF band, mainly the local RV48 (R0) and RV58 (R5) repeaters. Hams in and around Cyprus have been requested to keep clear of these repeaters to aid the emergency communications activity.
Fire fighting forces are deployed around the perimeter of the fire. The main fronts of the fire are active, but due to high winds and very high temperatures, the effort to extinguish the fronts seems mammoth. Thick smoke is complicating the task. In addition to the ground forces, a total of 16 aircraft are also operating, with aircraft coming from Israel, Greece and later today France and Italy.
It is estimated that some 20-25 sq km of forest have burned so far, while 4 villages are in grave danger of destruction, as fires are currently located on their perimeter.
Unfortunately two fire fighters have lost their lives in the line of duty, while another 2 are seriously ill in hospital. Cyprus frequently suffers forest fires during its hot summer months, but these are believed to be the first firefighter deaths for years.
Any additional information may be found on the CARS website at http://www.cyhams.org/
Info from Nestor 5B4AHZ
- Category: Latest
- Published: Wednesday, 15 June 2016 17:50
- Written by Vjollca Belegu-Caka, Z61VB
- Hits: 354
Z60A on the air from 6 to 11 July.
The 2016 IARU HF World Championship not only marks the very first entry of the Kosovo Amateur Radio Association (SHRAK) as a new HQ multiplier, but the week also represents multiple other valuables for Kosovar hams.
In a major outing, the SHRAK youth delegation headed by Driton Sadiku, Z61DX, with Elona Shatri, Z63ESC, Edona Sela, Z63ESB, and Blindon Krasniqi, Z63BKA, will travel to the IARU YOTA conference in Austria. Their selected team will meet their initial instructors Hans, PB2T, and Martti, OH2BH, as a kick-off for their first trip outside Kosovo. This outing received the sincere support of the Amateur Radio Society of Austria (ÖVSV), the Embassy of Austria in Kosovo, and the Yasme Foundation, Inc.
The majority of the 50+ new hams in Kosovo come from the ranks of the Technical University of Pristina, leading to another interesting link taking place on the professional front. The local university rarely receives visiting teachers, and thus Dr. Kim Östman, OH6KZP, will give a lecture on the latest trends in RF microelectronics circuit development. This session is hosted by the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering (FIEK) at the Technical University of Pristina, and the Dean of the faculty, Prof. Dr. Enver Hamiti.
The team will also exercise by hosting a new Force-12 XR6 beam with a Yaesu G1000DXC rotator on top of the university building, in the heart of capital Pristina. These were kindly donated by the Chiltern U.K. DX Foundation and by Force-12 represented by Bill Hein, AA7XT.
On the weekend the local folks team up with their visitors for the IARU Championship contest, at multiple locations in and near Pristina. The visiting operating team includes Hans, PB2T, Kenneth, OZ1IKY, Pertti, OG2M, Kim, OH6KZP, Martti, OH2BH, Pekka, OH2TA, and Mario, S56A.
73, Vjollca Belegu-Caka, Z61VB
President of SHRAK
- Category: Youth - general
- Published: Wednesday, 15 June 2016 05:54
- Written by Lisa, PA2LS
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We are inviting you to join the International Youth Meeting:
Date: Saturday 25-6-2015
Place: Room Liechtenstein
With the following lectures:
La Radio è Giovane: YOTA the italian way - Silvio Gaggini IZ5DIY, Alex Carletti IV3KKW
(Statistics) about the success of ham radio training in Germany - Gerrit Herzig DH8GHH, Lars Weiler DC4LW
Youngsters On the Air
Host OEVSV of YOTA 2016 is proudly celebrating their 90th anniversary. OEVSV is inviting youngsters to meet at their booth in hall A1 which will be fully in YOTA theme! Everyone is invited to join on Saturday 25-6-2016, 15:30 hr, the flag ceremony.
The official YOTA flag will be handed over from the YOTA Italy 2015 team to the organizers of YOTA 2016.
We hope to see you at the OEVSV booth!
- Category: ARDF
- Published: Wednesday, 15 June 2016 05:48
- Written by DG0YT
- Hits: 184
17th IARU Region 1 Youth ARDF Championship, Norway
18th IARU World ARDF Championships, Bulgaria
Open National Events
HAM RADIO International Exhibition, Germany
- Foxoring competition on sunday, June 28
International German Championships
Date: August 6-7, 2017
ARDF World Cup, Bulgaria
Date: August 29 - September 3, 2016 (prior to World Championships)
- Category: Emergency Communications
- Published: Thursday, 02 June 2016 23:40
- Written by Greg Mossop
- Hits: 825
On Wednesday 8th June between 1800-1930UTC Radio Amateurs from the DARES Emergency Group in the Netherlands and B-EARS in Belgium will be taking part in an exercise simulating a Power Outage in the south of the Netherlands and part of Belgium. In the exercise scenario the groups have been requested to provide welfare and secondary communications links between North Brabant ( near Eindhoven ) and the rest of the country.
The exercise will test the ability of the groups to set up a wide area VHF and a HF network on the planned frequencies of 7065 kHz ( Primary ) and 7110kHz ( Secondary ). The 7065 kHz frequency being needed as Novice Licences in the Netherlands ( PD ) are not allowed to operate above 7100kHz. Operations will be mostly voice but Winlink/Digital modes may also be used.
Radio Amateurs are asked to keep those frequencies clear for the time of the exercise.
Full information ( In Dutch ) is available on the DARES website at http://www.dares.nl/nieuws/245-oef-power-outage .
- Category: HST Championships
- Published: Tuesday, 31 May 2016 05:23
- Written by Oliver Tabakovski
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Written by: Oliver Tabakovski, Z32TO
The 13th IARU HST world championship will take place in Herceg Novi, Montenegro from 21-25 September 2016.
Host of the championship is Montenegrin amateur radio pool ( MARP ). Bulletin nr.1 is available here.