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.

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Good and bad news from the Czech Republic

Miloš OK1MP has some good and some bad news. The use of the band 70.1-70.3 MHz will be extended through 2012. Unfortunately the 5 MHz experiments will come to an end by the end of this year.

Success in Europe

During the meeting of the CEPT WRC-12 Conference Preparatory Group held in Bucharest between November 1st-4th 2011 an European Common Proposal was agreed.   This ECP represents the block vote of 48 administrations and was passed without dissent.   It proposes an allocation to the amateur service between 472-480 kHz on a secondary basis with a maximum power limit of 5W eirp.

This ECP will now be forwarded to the ITU as a contribution from CEPT.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those who participated in the work of the working group that led to the adoption of this proposal.   Also thanks are due to those European Member Societies who helped to influence their national administrations in this matter.

Now for WRC-12.

Colin, G3PSM

CEPT Co-ordinator for Agenda Item 1.23

Russia joins CEPT, more detail

The Russian State Radio Frequencies Commission decided on 10 March 2011 that the Russian Federation shall join CEPT Recommendation T/R 61-01 and ECC Recommendation (05)06 (CEPT Novice), thus making it possible for every CEPT License holder to operate on the territory of the Russian Federation, within a limit of three months, without any additional permission. The call sign to be used shall be RA/Personal Call sign.

This has been a big step forward and IARU Region 1 would like to thank the Russian member society, SRR, for its successful efforts.

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.

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IARU Region 1 Conference opens

The 24th triennial Conference of IARU Region 1 opened Sunday 17th September 2017 in Landshut, Germany.

Speakers at the opening ceremony included Robert Mader, representing the city of Landshut, Tim Ellam, President of IARU, Thomas Weilacher, Chairman of CEPT WGFM and Mario Maniewicz, Deputy Director of the ITU Radicommunication Bureau. The opening ceremony was chaired by the President of IARU Region 1, Don Beattie, G3BJ.

The rest of the day was devoted to working groups concerned with a number of areas of amateur radio. The main work of the Conference starts Monday with the main committees meeting to consider the

143 papers that have been submitted to the Conference, mainly by Member Societies of IARU.

The Conference continues until Thursday evening, 21 September and a full report will be available shortly afterwards.

Top Table Low Res

Seen at the Opening Plenary of the 24th IARU Region 1 General Conference - Mr Thomas Weilacher, of BNetzA, and Chairman of CEPT Working Group FM, Mr Don Beattie, G3BJ, President of Region 1, Mr Mario Maniewicz, the Deputy Director of the Radio Bureau of ITU, Mr Tim Ellem, VE6SH, IARU President, Mr Dennis Green, ZS4BS, Region 1 Secretary, Mr Robert Mader, member of the local parliament for Landshut and Mr Christian Entsfellner, DL3MBG, the Vice-President of the Deutsche Amateur Radio Club