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.

Belgian Amateurs on 60 Metres

From March 1st 2016 Belgian radio amateurs holding Class A (HAREC) licences can now use 5351.5 - 5366.5 kHz.   All modes are permitted with a maximum power of 15 Watts EIRP.

This permission is in line with the decision agreed at WRC-15.

(Source: BIPT)