International Amateur Radio Union

  1. IARU member societies have ratified the nomination of Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, and Thomas Wrede, DF2OO, for President and Vice President, respectively, for a five-year term beginning May 9, 2024.

    Timothy Ellam begins his 4th term as President and thanked … Read more →

  2. World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide.

    For 2024, the IARU is very pleased to adopt the theme of: “ARead more →

  3. After four hectic weeks of World Radio Conference and a preceding week of Radio Assembly meetings, WRC-23 concluded on Friday 15th December where overall amateur radio fared very well, despite the enormous pressures across the radio spectrum from LF- … Read more →

  4. The International Telecommunication Union’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC) began November 20 and continues through December 15, 2023 in Dubai, U.A.E, for the purpose of reviewing spectrum matters related to the International Radio Regulations. WRC’s are held every three to four … Read more →

  5. The ITU‑R Radio Assembly (RA) met during the week before the World Radio Conference in Dubai. The IARU participated in the meeting and contributed to the development of the draft ITU‑R Recommendation for 23cm band amateur operations alongside the co-frequency … Read more →

  6. Working Party 5A meeting #30 met over the period 13th to 22nd September 2023 and despite extra meeting time allocated specifically to the development of the ITU‑R Recommendation M.[AS_GUIDANCE] the meeting did not reach a consensus on the technical and … Read more →

  7. ITU‑R Working Party 4C meeting #30 could not agree on the technical and operational measures required to ensure the protection of the RNSS (radio navigation satellite service) in the amateur 23cm band. (Relating to WRC-23 AI 9.1b).

    Working Party 4C … Read more →

  8. Over the period 9th to 19th May 2023, the preparatory work for WRC-23 agenda item 9.1b continued in ITU‑R Working Party 5A (WP5A). Two deliverables are under discussion:

    1) Draft ITU‑R Report M.[AMATEUR_CHARACTERISTICS] – this reports on the specific 23cm … Read more →

  9. WRC23 – agenda item 9.1b

    The IARU maintains the view that the likelihood of widespread and persistent interference from amateur radio activities to RNSS (e.g. Galileo) receivers in the 23cm band is minimal. The WRC-23 preparatory studies carried out in … Read more →

  10. The International Amateur Radio Union announces that Human Security for All, HS4A, will be the theme of World Amateur Radio Day on 18 April 2023. For the first time, the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the World … Read more →