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.


Emergency Communications Scheduled Nets

This table shows the regular nets of Emergency Communications Groups in IARU Region 1. These nets are used for training and information distribution by the Groups concerned.







Austria (AT) ARENA
1st Wednesday of month
3.643MHz ± QRM
France (FR)/
Senegal (SN)
1st Saturday of month 1430UTC 14.132MHz ± QRM

Germany (DL)


1st Friday of month


3.643MHz ± QRM

Notfunk Deutschland

2nd Tuesday of Month

2000-2100 Local Time

Echolink Conference *NOTFUNK* 359723

Greece (GR)


2nd Thursday of Month

2130 Local Time

2210 Local Time

3.760MHz ± QRM

3.579MHz ± QRM

Voice/SSB Net - SZ1SV

PSK31 Net - SZ1SV

Ireland (IE)


7th and 21st of Month

1930 Local Time

3.660MHz ± QRM

Israel IARC Emcomm Saturday 0900TC 7.130MHz  
Romania FRR



1600 UTC



Slovenia (SI) ARON 1st Wednesday of Month 1800 Local Time 3.605MHz Echolink conference *SLOVENIA* at 1900 followed by Winlink tests.
United Kingdom (GB)


1st, 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th of Month

1400 Local Time (Weekends)

2000 Local Time (Weekdays)


3.663MHz , 5.2785MHz or 7.110MHz ± QRM


To have your organisation's Net added to this list please contact the IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Coordinator G0DUB

HF Committee Newsletters

Index of articles and newsletters covering the HF bands.

Permanent HF Committee Newsletters



Permanent HF Committee C4 Newsletter No. 70 November 2016
Permanent Committee C4 Newsletter No. 69 November 2015
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No. 68 October 2013
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No. 67 November 2012
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No.66 June 2012
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No. 65 September 2011
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No. 64 June 2011
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No.63 June 2010
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No.62 June 2009
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No.61 December 2007
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No.60 December 2006
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No.59
Terms of Reference, HF Managers Reflector, WRC-07 and more
December 2005
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No.58 December 2004
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No.57 March 2004
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No.56 January 2004
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No.55 July 2003
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No. 54
HF band plan proposals
November 2002
Permanent HF Committee Newsletter No. 52
CSG, 10MHz, Friedrichshafen
May 2001


IPHA - Terms of Reference

The Information Programme for Handicapped Radio Amateurs is set up by the General Conference. Its aims are the gathering and circulation of information about:

a. organisations for disabled radio-amateurs
b. special courses and methods for preparing disabled people for the examinations required to obtain a radio-amateur license
c. nets organised by handicapped radio-amateurs
d. details about equipment that was designed for use by amateurs with various handicaps.

For more Information contact IARU Region 1 IPHA Coordinator


Matters concerning amateur radio activity above 30 MHz are handled by one of the permanent committees, the VHF/UHF/Microwaves committee.

Members of this committee are the VHF Managers and the Microwave Managers of the member societies. The main source of information is the VHF MANAGERS HANDBOOK, which includes details of the managers and which can be downloaded here (note: 5 Mb file)

You find the rules of the VHF/UHF and µWaves contests here.

In addition the VHF-Newsletter which is distributed to the committee members and the member societies can be found here:

For more Information contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

HF Committee Terms of Reference

The permanent HF Committee (C4) deals with matters relating the frequencies below 30 MHz.

Key Objectives:

  • co-ordinate the activities of amateurs in Region 1 with respect to frequency allocations below 30 MHz
  • ensure that adequate use is made of existing allocations and to consider possible new allocations
  • co-ordinate and promote scientific investigations by member societies of IARU Region 1 on all frequencies below 30 MHz.
  • recommend IARU Region 1 bandplans aimed at promoting greater effectiveness for communications
  • encourage special projects on the frequency allocations below 30 MHz aimed at advancing amateur radio communication techniques
  • assist in the protection of the amateur allocations below 30 MHz from possible loss by stimulating activity and demonstrating the effective use by amateurs
  • plan and conduct IARU Region 1 HF contests on these bands
  • advise on interference problems relating to frequencies below 30 Mhz
  • maintain communication with Member Societies through

a. an Internet reflector discussion group
b. the Region 1 Website

To download the HF Handbook, click here