International Amateur Radio Club
International Telecommunication Union emblem
|Head||Mr. Attila MATAS, OM1AM|
|Parent organization||International Telecommunication Union|
The International Amateur Radio Club (IARC) maintains and operates the amateur radio station 4U1ITU at the International Telecommunications Union building in Geneva, Switzerland. Intended to serve as a model of amateur radio operation, the station was created under the auspices of the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Secretary-General of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).
In many radio contests, amateur radio operators are allowed to consider the International Telecommunications Union station 4U1ITU a special entity and because of its significance to world telecommunications and it is given similar status to a separate country when making a radio contact. No other UN location is given this honor.
- IARC Homepage
- 4U1ITU Licence data from QRZ
- Not Your Grandfather's Amateur Radio
- ARLB024: Saturday is World Telecommunication Day
- DXCC Rules & 4U1ITU
- Radio History is Made at WRC-03 with 7-MHz Realignment Compromise
- ITU Headquarters, Europe - QSL Card Gallery
- Telecommunication Journal International Telecommunication Union Geneva, International Telecommunication Union ISSN:0497-137X, OCLC: 1779312
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