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

2017 GC Landshut General Conference Reminder Note

Dear Member Societies,

I would like to remind you for three important dates leading up to our Region 1 General Conference in Landshut in September 2017.

Friday 16 December 2016 - Confirmation of intention to send a delegation must reach the Region 1 Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and the Organising Committee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As soon as I receive your document, the information is added to the Conference page at http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/general-conference/landshut-2017

Thursday 16 February 2017 - Closing date for application for financial support to attend the General Conference must reach the Region 1 Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sunday 16 April 2017 - Closing date for Conference papers to the Region 1 Secretary This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Change in IARU Secretary

Rod Stafford, W6ROD, has retired as IARU Secretary after seven years of service in that position. The IARU Constitution provides that the member-society serving as the International Secretariat, i.e. the ARRL, shall designate the Secretary. The ARRL Board of Directors has designated David Sumner, K1ZZ, to replace Mr Stafford as Secretary effective 15 October 2016.

David Sumner has served in this capacity twice previously, from 1982 to 1989 and from 1999 to 2009, while employed by the ARRL to manage its headquarters. Now retired from employment, he joins the other IARU officers and Administrative Council members in serving as a volunteer.

IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH, has appointed Rod Stafford as Emergency Communications Special Advisor. In this capacity, he will represent the interests of the IARU and the global amateur radio community in the Development Sector of the ITU and will offer advice and counsel on matters relating to emergency and disaster response communications.

Attention All Website Users!



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.

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.

Krzysztof Słomczyński SP5HS - Silent Key

 

On 1st August 2016, Krzysztof Słomczyński SP5HS passed away at the age of 81. He was one of the most merited radio amateurs in Poland. The late Krzysztof was one of the reactivators of the Polish Amateur Radio Union (PZK) over the period 1956-57. He was a member of the Headquarters of the PZK, and He was involved in publishing of the “Polish Radio Amateur” (“Krótkofalowiec Polski”) magazine. He was awarded the Honorary Decoration of the PZK with the 007 number. He was one of five persons who established the SP DX Club in 1959.

Krzysztof SP5HS photoIn the years 1970-1974, He served as General Secretary of the PZK and Director of the Bureau of the PZK, simultaneously. For many years, he was a member of the Management Board of the Warsaw Branch of the PZK. He was a co-founder of the Amateur Radio Direction Finding Club of the PZK.

In 1990, he was elected President of the PZK (the first post-war president elected in a democratic way). He performed this function until 1992.
He was a member and Chairman of the State Examination Commission for Radio Amateurs. He was a participant of the International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 General Conference that took place in 1975 in Warsaw. He was a very active officer of the IARU Region 1.

By 2010, He was ARDF Manager of the PZK, and He co-operated closely all the time with the Presiding Committee of the Headquarters of the PZK in various fields of our hobby. In such a short piece of information, it is not possible to mention all achievements of the late Krzysztof SP5HS.
We lost a very industrious man - fully dedicated to amateur radio - from our ranks, and also a Honorary Member of the Polish Amateur Radio Union.
Krzysztof, we will miss You a lot. May You Rest in Peace.

Piotr Skrzypczak, SP2JMR - Secretary of the PZK