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

Germany: Immediate access to 5 MHz band

The German administration for the amateur service (BNetzA) published an official note allowing German radio amateurs the use of the band 5351.5 kHz – 5366.5 kHz with 15 W (e.i.r.p).

All modes may be used; the bandwidth is limited to 2.7 kHz

DK4VW

14th IARU World HST Championship 2017

The 14th IARU World HST Championship will be host by Hungarian radio amateur society - MRASZ.

It will take place in Esztergom from 13-17 Sepetember 2017.

All information regarding the event can be found on the web page of the championship www.hst2017.org

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.

Latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter - No 17, Summer/Autumn 2016 - now available

Hi all,

The latest edition of The 5 MHz Newsletter – No 17, Summer/Autumn 2016 - is now available for free PDF download from the RSGB 5 MHz page at http://rsgb.org/main/operating/band-plans/hf/5mhz/  

Wikipedia 60 Meter Band page ‘External Links’ section https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/60-meter_band or directly from http://tinyurl.com/jqh2y5l

This edition features 5 MHz news from Portugal, Finland, Luxembourg, Latvia, Belarus, Andorra and South Africa, Exercise ‘Blue Ham’ and Two Important Reminders for UK 5 MHz operators.

Cheers

Paul Gaskell, G4MWO 
Editor, the 5 MHz Newsletter

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrating on Saturday 3 December 2016. Member Societies are asked to celebrate this day like in previous years. The IPHA recommends that Member Societies observe the day to promote Amateur Radio among Disabled persons.

 

If you are planning any event or media releases for the day, please contact Riri, OD5RI, the IPHA Coordinator on e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2016 ITU Radio Regulations released

The 2016 ITU Radio Regulations have been released. They are available as a free download via the ITU website, in English and five other languages

"Following the successful completion of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015, I am pleased to announce the issue of the ITU Radio Regulations, edition of 2016 which will come into force for all the signatory parties on 1 January 2017," said François Rancy, Director of the ITU Radiocommunication Bureau.

"This global treaty known as the ITU Radio Regulations, and upon which mobile communications and all other uses of the wireless technology internationally depend, is celebrating its 110th anniversary," said ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao. "An incredible success story!"

"I look forward to welcoming the ITU membership to the celebrations in honour of the 110th anniversary of the Radio Regulations, which will take place during the World Radiocommunication Seminar (WRS-16) being held in Geneva from 12 – 16 December 2016."

You can download your copy of the ITU Radio Regulations via 
https://www.itu.int/pub/R-REG-RR-2016

 

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..