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.

CEPT SE24 and SRD/MG meet in Romania.


The latest meeting of the above two CEPT groups took place in Romania this week. IARU was there and had submitted three papers for discussion.

Of interest to the amateur service were further discussions on Wireless Power Transmission, where papers from IARU were discussed, including a report on measurements conducted on generic low power WPT systems. IARU also presented a paper formally asking for appropriate spurious emission limits for WPT for electric vehicles.

IARU continues to highlight to CEPT and ITU the risks to radio communications services from some forms of WPT systems and is hopeful that CEPT will agree to set relevant spurious emission limits.

The use of spectrum around the 77 GHz amateur band for High Definition - Ground Based Synthetic Aperture Radar devices was also discussed, with the current view being that the two services are not mutually incompatible.