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.

Visiting GARS - Gibraltar

While spending their summer holiday in EA7 (Malaga, Spain) in the second part of July 2015,  IARU Region 1 Treasurer HB9FPM – Eva Thiemann and her OM Andy HB9JOE visited the Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society (GARS) in the presence of its Executive Committee and members. Local and regional Amateur Radio related discussions took place. Gibraltar is not part of CEPT and the authorities do not issue reciprocal licences for HF operation. But for some time it is possible to get a licence for operating on 6 and 2 m.


Eva, HB9FPM, and Andy, HB9JOE, thank GARS again for their warm hospitality. The participants can be seen on the photo.