they are published on de IARU-R1 website:
The new contest rules were discussed after analysing the contest survey results. The most important changes/clarifications are:
•Merging Single and Multi operator in the 6H category
•New Low Power category with antenna restrictions
•New rules about self-spotting
•Definition of a valid QSO
•The use of MGM during the 50/70 MHz contest
•Changes in the header of the EDI contest file
IARU R1 VHF-UHF-MW Newsletter 2You can find more comments in the document: “Commentary to the “RULES IARU R1 50/70 MHz, 145 MHz and UHF/MICROWAVES CONTESTS”.
The original contest rules in the current VHF Handbook (version 8.01) are NO LONGER VALID. The new contest rules will be integrated in the next edition of the Handbook. Contest results From now on you can find the contest results of the IARU-R1 VHF contests on our webpage. For the moment the official results of the 50/70 MH z contest and the 144 MHz contest are published. The UHF/μWave contest will follow soon.Here is the link for the results:http://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/vhfuhsshf/contest-matters/cr
Our new VHF/Microwave beacon coordinator Mathias, DH4FAJ, is very active and keen to get a real view about the actual situation about the beacons.
The old beacon database was not accurate. So we need to build a new reference database and webpage. You can all see a preview at
After the next Region-1 EC meeting (in February), Mathias will ask for an update. One of the main objectives is to delete obsolete beacons that are not active anymore during years.
Survey of frequencies above 148 MHz
The IARU Administrative Council (IARU-AC) asked us to make an inventory of the use of our frequencies above 148 MHz. With the cooperation of DARC the survey was online from 15 th November until 17 th December. Overall, 24 Member Societies filled in this survey. I want to thank them for their cooperation. Most of those member societies were from countries of CEPT, so this give us a quiet good view about the use of our frequencies above
148 MHz. For the moment we have the raw results in an Excel file. This will be processed in to a report for the IARU-R1 EC and the IARU-AC. You will be informed a bout this report after the EC meeting.
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