Once again, it’s time for the IARU Region 1 December YOTA event when several youngsters from Member Socities will become active with YOTA as suffix in the call sign
The IARUMS Region 1 Newsletter October 2017 is now available. Click here!
At the Region 1 Conference in Landshut in September, the panel convened to consider proposals to award the G2BVN trophy considered two cases. One has already been announced (Colin Thomas, G3PSM) but the second was not announced at Landshut as the recipient was not present.
IARU Region 1 is now pleased to announce that the Roy Stevens, G2BVN, Memorial Tropy has been awarded to Professor Wolf Harranth, the CEO of DokuFunk Vienna.
Many know Wolf Harranth from the work he does managing the “DokuFunk” archive. DokuFunk collects and archives historic pieces, among them QSL cards. Wolf and his team do this with immense attention to detail and commitment. Numerous academic papers about radio, and amateur radio in particular, are based to a large extent on the invaluable information available only in the archive.
The new version of the VHF handbook is available in the “Resources” section of the website and can be accessed at
HB9CET created an excellent presentation about the structure and work of IARUMS Region 1. (presented in Landshut 2017)
You can get the PDF here: download now
Winter is coming to the northern hemisphere, summer is starting in the southern part. Which means it’s time again for December YOTA month! We encourage you all to take part using a callsign with YOTA in suffix. The idea is to show the amateur radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the ham radio waves.
Do you want to participate? Register here before December starts.
The latest VHF newsletter was published today and you find it here.
You will find the contest rules for the VHF/UHF/µWave contests on
The 24th General Conference of International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU-R1) convened September 17 – 23 in Landshut, Germany, with representatives of 40 member-societies present and another 13 represented by proxy. IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA, welcomed the attendees, urging them to reflect upon what will attract the majority of young people into Amateur Radio, “and what our mutual expectations should be.” Ellam said his personal observation is that, while some younger people are interested in the more traditional aspects of Amateur Radio, many are only interested in ham radio as an adjunct to other possibly unrelated interests.