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Committees and Working Groups

IARU Region 1 relies heavily on a core group of unpaid volunteers to take part in its committee and working group activities. There are five Permanent Committees, which act in an advisory capacity with the aim of considering policies and coordinating activities in the relevant parts of the radio frequency spectrum or Regional activity. 

You find the current chairs and coordinators under “Contacts” in the left-hand menu, or click here: LINK.

The permanent committees: 

  • Spectrum and Regulatory Liaison Committee
  • HF Committee
  • VHF+ (the VHF/UHF/Microwave Committee)
  • EMC Committee
  • Political Relations Committee

The permanent Working Groups covering specific activities within amateur radio:

  • ARDF — Direction Finding
  • HST — High Speed Telegraphy
  • STARS — Support for the Amateur Radio Service 
  • Youth

There are also Coordinators covering other areas of activity which do not warrant a full Working Group being established. They cover the following areas:

  • ARSPEX — Amateur Radio Space Exploration
  • Emergency Communications
  • HF beacons
  • IARUMS — IARU monitoring system
  • PDRA — Program for Disabled Radio Amateurs 
  • Satellites
  • VHF/UHF/Microwave beacons
  • VHF/UHF/Microwave contests

Details of all these groups and their work can be found by clicking the links in the menu under “Committees and Working Groups” .
The Terms of Reference for all committees and working groups can be found here:

Committees and working groups Terms of Reference (ToR)

All Committees and Working Groups are subject to general requirements as follows:

  • They act under the provisions of the IARU Region 1 Constitution and Bylaws
  • All Chairmen and Coordinators are appointed at each triennial General Conference
  • All Chairmen and Coordinators provide annual reports to the EC and to the General Conference
  • All Chairmen and Coordinators shall attend Region 1 General Conference
  • All IARU Region 1 Member Societies are entitled to participate in the work of the permanent committees. The permanent working groups consist of persons appointed by the Member Societies interested in the relevant activity 

During the three-yearly General Conference of Region 1, a number of Committees handle the work of the Conference:

  • C 1: Steering Committee
  • C 2: Credentials and Finance Committee
  • C 3: General Administrative and Organisational Committee 
  • C 4: Permanent HF Committee 
  • C 5: Permanent VHF/UHF and Microwaves Committee
  • C 6: Election and Ballot Committee
  • C 7: Permanent EMC Committee

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