You and the IARU

In episode 147 of the Foundations of Amateur Radio podcast, Onno VK6FLAB, discusses the support provided to the hobby of Amateur Radio by the IARU.

Have you ever considered the infrastructure that exists to make it possible to tune to 7.090 MHz, call CQ and make contact with anyone on the planet?

In a world where we as radio amateurs share spectrum with radio and television broadcasters, mobile phones, wireless networks, satellites, GPS, drones, wireless headphones, radar, boating, aviation, citizen band, garage door openers, fitness trackers and any other wireless gadget imaginable, not to mention radio astronomy, microwave ovens, meteorological aids, inter and intra car communication, autonomous cars, trains and more.

The world clamours for spectrum and in among those allocations we find the amateur bands.1

About the Foundations of Amateur Radio Podcast

Foundations of Amateur Radio is a weekly podcast by Australian Amateur Radio Operator Onno Benschop VK6FLAB addressing “the building blocks of Amateur Radio, one concept at a time.” 2

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Please direct all questions and comments about this podcast to the author (Onno VK6FLAB).

A number of other Amateur Radio podcasts by VK6FLAB are published at http://podcasts.itmaze.com.au/.


  1. “You and the IARU”, Reddit: Amateur/Ham Radio, Retrieved March 31 2018, https://www.reddit.com/r/amateurradio/comments/886jgj/you_and_the_iaru/. [return]
  2. “Foundations of Amateur Radio”, ITmaze Podcasts, accessed March 31 2018, http://podcasts.itmaze.com.au/foundations/. [return]