IARU Amateur Radio Survey

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 is holding a strategic workshop to examine the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats of and to the hobby

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 is holding a strategic workshop to understand:

  • How national societies can attract new radio amateurs;
  • How the IARU can better support the amateur radio community, and its member societies adapt to changes;
  • What the IARU and member societies can jointly do to support the growth of amateur radio.

Each of the national societies in the region has been asked to describe the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT Analysis) that apply to amateur radio in their country.

The RSGB is asking radio amateurs in the UK (including Crown Dependencies) and those not yet licensed to help by answering the following questions:

  • Strengths – what are the good things about amateur radio in the UK?
  • Weakness – in what ways is amateur radio weak in the UK?
  • Opportunities – what trends or changes in the environment could amateur radio in UK take advantage of?
  • Threats – what trends or changes in the environment could have a negative impact on amateur radio in UK?

The RSGB is looking for answers that address key strategic challenges for UK amateur radio such as its future relevance in a changing world, rather than focusing on localised issues.

The RSGB would like to hear from members and non-members as the context of the survey is amateur radio as a whole in the UK, and you don’t have to be a RSGB member to participate.

The RSGB will summarise the consensus of the responses and their summary will contribute to Region 1’s starting point for discussions at its autumn workshop.

The deadline for responses is Sunday, 23 May 2021

The RSGB is planning its own amateur radio survey which will link to the Society’s strategy update, but they will announce details of that separately.

The survey

The survey on amateur radio can be found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/amateur-radio.

Please take time to complete this survey, the more information and opinion that is collected the more complete and comprehensive the assessment can be.

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BEng CEng MICE. Chartered Civil Engineer and Licensed Radio Ham (G7KNA). Member of South Bristol Amateur Radio Club since 2005 and Secretary since 2010. I am a registered RSGB Assessor for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Exams. Away from the club and work I play with computers and related gadgets exploring Open Source software and when necessary bodge the odd DIY project.