IARU Region 1 General Conference September 2017

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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.

Every three years IARU Region 1 meets in General Conference (GC). This year the GC will be held in Landshut, Germany in September 2017.

During the conference cost-saving measures within the organisation will no doubt be addressed by focussing IARU-R1 activities on the core business of IARU-R1, which includes, radio spectrum acquisition, retention, and consolidation and responding to the general threat of increasing levels of man-made noise especially at HF, MF and LF frequencies.

In addition, IARU recognises the importance of facilitating the longevity of amateur radio by stimulating young persons’ interest in our hobby.

General Conference Structure

The GC comprises 7 Committees

It is noteworthy that Committee C5 has a significant number of documents to consider many of which relate to VHF and above contest matters.

The conference documents can be downloaded from here. All Amateur Licensees in Ireland are encouraged to study the documents and to provide any comments they may have by email to the IRTS President EI8CC who will lead the IRTS delegation.

Based on a note supplied by Dave EI3IO IARU Region 1 Executive Committee member.

Updated 29 May 2017

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