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.

YOTA Month

The Youngsters on the Air will be active again during the entire month of December. The idea for this event is to show the amateur radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the amateur radio waves.

Participating stations include  3V8YOTA,  4O1YOTA,  4O2YOTA, 7X2YOTA,  9A0YOTA, 9A16YOTA,  A2YOTA,  A60YOTA, DA0YOTA,  E71YOTA,  ES9YOTA, ET3AA/YOTA, GB16YOTA, HA6YOTA, HB9YOTA, II2YOTA, II5YOTA,  J62YOTA, LX4YOTA, LY5YOTA, OD5RI/YOTA, OE16YOTA, OH2YOTA, OM9YOTA,  ON4YOTA, PA6YOTA, PD6YOTA, SH9YOTA, TM0YOTA, YO0YOTA, YT16YOTA and ZS9YOTA.  QSLs via Club Log's OQRS.

See www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/ for all the information on the event and the award.