Radio DARC

Radio DARC is a weekly radio programme produced by DARC, the German IARU member society. It is broadcast on shortwave and targeted towards radio amateurs and shortwave listeners.

Radio DARC will cover the IARU R1 General Conference in Landshut in six special shortwave broadcasts between Sunday September 17th and Friday September 22nd. Programs are in English and will contain conference news, interviews, interesting facts around the conference and music. They are transmitted in AM to four target areas covering all of Region 1.

This offers radio amateurs an unprecedented opportunity to keep in touch when delegates from all over Region 1 convene to secure the presence and shape the future of amateur radio.

Broadcast Schedule

1730 – 1800 UTC

  • 13775 kHz for Africa (power: 300 kW, beam direction: 175°)
  • 9790 kHz for Eastern Europe/Russia/Middle East (power: 100 kW, beam direction: 90°)

1800 – 1830 UTC

  • 9540 kHz for Western Europe (power: 100 kW, beam direction: 270°)
  • 6070 kHz for Central, Northern and Southern Europe (power: 100 kW, omnidirectional)

Transmissions originate from the ORS shortwave transmitter site Moosbrunn south of Vienna, Austria. Please also check frequencies for other target areas as depending on antenna footprints and propagation conditions these might be more favorable in your QTH.

Reception Reports

Reception reports are welcome and will be rewarded with a special QSL card. If you are able to receive QSL cards via bureau please mention your call sign as this is of course a cheaper way for us to send your QSL card. All others kindly mention their postal address.

You may send your reception report through one of these ways:

  • By e-mail to Please mention „IARU“ in the subject of your e-mail.
  • By letter to
    Radio DARC
    Lindenallee 4
    D-34225 Baunatal
  • Radio amateurs can also send their QSL-card via bureau to „Radio DARC“ using DF2NU as QSL-manager.