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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IARU R1 50/70 MHz Contest

contest timeDuring the next weekend there will be IARU R1 50/70 MHz Contest, you can find all detailed rules on the Contest Matters section of the web site; these rules are valid since 2018 till the next General Conference in 2020.

This year many stations will be on air during the contest for the first time, as they are now allowed to trasmitt on 50 MHz and/or 70 MHz; so let's hope for good participation and propagation.

Remember to send your log, it is really appreciated.

Enjoy the contest and Good Luck.

 

 

50 MHz Contest allowed in DL

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With an update of the original 2006 decree the contest ban has been temporalily lifted within the frequency band 50.08-51 MHz, so German amateurs may participate in 6m contests in the time periode May - September.

All other provisions, which later modified the original 2006 decree, are still valid until the end of 2019.

This is reported by Ulrich Müller, DK4VW, DARC Frequency Manager.

 

IARU at Ham Radio 2019

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IARU will be at Ham Radio 2019 in Friedrichshafen from 21st to 23rd June 2019. We will be at stand A1-599 in the main hall.

At the stand, we are available for a few informal discussions on important amateur radio matters. If you are at Friedrichshafen, please come and see us, to discuss IARU initiatives on the future of amateur radio.

We are going to take some great meetings and events, here is the program :

  • On Friday from 12:00 to 16:00, in Conference Center Est,  IARU Region 1 EMCOMM Meeting.
  • On Friday from 14:30 to 15:00, in Main Stage, IARU Region 1  VHF & Up Prizing Ceremony for all IARU Region 1 2018 Contest.
  • On Friday from 15:00 to 16:00, in Main Stage, YOTA Flag Handover : the South-African YOTA team will hand-over the YOTA flag as well as the official YOTA morse key to the Bulgarian team as start of the upcoming YOTA 2019 summer camp.
  • On Friday from 16:00 to 18:00 in Room Liechtenstein, IARU Region 1 International Meeting.
  • On Saturday from 10:00 to 11:30 in Room Schweiz IARU Region 1 Monitor System Meeting.
  • On Saturday from 10:00 to 12:00 in Room Liechtenstein, IARU Region 1 International Youth Meeting (YOTA)
  • On Saturday from 14:00 to 15:90, Greg G0DUB will be available at IARU booth to discuss Emergency Communications.

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Provisional Results : UHF-MW Contest

Contest UHF MW

Provisional results for the last IARU Region 1 UHF-MW Contest are published.

UHF/Microwaves Contest

Complaint period closes on 24th of March 2019.

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Provisional Results : 145 MHz Contest

Provisional results for the last IARU Region 1 145 MHz Contest are published.

145 MHz Contest

Note: in a large number of DL LOGs mandatory information about used equipment (power and antenna) is missing. All such logs were therefore treated as check-logs. As this was the first year when the new contest rules imposed additional mandatory information in the EDI header (beside CALL, UL, band and section), we are willing to accept late corrections. DL stations that would like to classify in the contest (MO or SO section) should provide missing information to the above contact address.   

Complaint period closes on 17th of March 2019.

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Provisional Results : Marconi Memorial VHF Contest

Award MMCProvisional results for the last IARU Region 1 Marconi Memorial VHF Contest are published.

Marconi Contest

Complaint period closes on 10th of March 2019.

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Provisional Results : 50-70 MHz Contest

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Provisional results for the last IARU Region 1 50-70 MHz Contest are published.

50/70 MHz Contest

Complaint period closes on 10th of March 2019.

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New Technical Requirements in Bulgaria

Today, January 18th, New Technical Requirements 1121 has been published from Bulgarian Ministry of Communication.

 Thanks to the great commitment of BFRA now Bulgarian Amateurs have obtained some important changes :

 - Removed the age limit for the acquisition of Class 2 license (VHF and UHF with a power of not more than 5 watts, and HF from a club radio station).

 - Established 14 years old as age limit to obtain Class A license (All bands with full legal power)

 - Removed the mandatory 6-month period between the Class 2 and Class 1 exams.

 - Significant increase in the power allowed in most bands : Max output power is now 1000 Watt (in stationary mode) and 1500 Watt allowed when participating in international contests.

 And other minor changes.