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.

amateur exams in Kosovo

Kosovo exam

instructors and exam committee while candidates are taking the test

Just over a year ago, in September 2012 amateur radio was re-introduced in Kosovo. The national amateur radio society SHRAK worked hard to develop course materiel, setting up a training and to organise exams in cooperation with the Regulatory Authority. On 14 December 2013 an amazing number of 50 out of 52 cadidates passed the test for the basic exam which is equivalent to CEPT Novice and US General Class. Congratulations to this new generation of radio amateurs. We hope to hear you on the bands soon.