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Radio Regulations
The Radio Regulations contains the complete texts as adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 1995) (WRC-95) and subsequently revised and adopted by World Radiocommunication Conferences, including all Appendices, Resolutions, Recommendations and ITU-R Recommendations incorporated by reference.

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2020   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Radio Regulations, Edition of 2020, contains the complete texts of the Radio Regulations adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference of 1995 (WRC-95) and reviewed by the subsequent World Radiocommunication Conferences: WRC-97 (Geneva, 1997), WRC-2000 (Istanbul, 2000), WRC-03 (Geneva, 2003), WRC-07 (Geneva, 2007), WRC-12 (Geneva, 2012), WRC-15 (Geneva, 2015) and WRC-19 (Sharm el-Sheik, 2019).

As per a 2013 Council decision, the pdf versions, not qualifying as carriage requirements, are now posted free of charge for personal use and can be accessed either below, directly, or via OneITU. Hard-copies or DVDs, both now available. Orders can be made below and include free world-wide delivery.

Available inCD/DVD   paper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016   Edition of 2008  
 
Radio Regulations Navigation Tool
2021   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Radio Regulations contains the complete texts as adopted by the World Radiocommunication Conference (Geneva, 1995) (WRC-95) and subsequently revised and adopted by World Radiocommunication Conferences, including all Appendices, Resolutions, Recommendations and ITU-R Recommendations incorporated by reference.

The new Radio Regulation Navigation Tool (RRNT) is a Java application software that offers a pure PDF viewing solution, running on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It is dedicated to browsing among the latest editions of the Radio Regulations, the Rules of Procedure and the ITU Constitution and Convention. It also allows users to navigate from those publications to the cited but not incorporated ITU-R Recommendations, without requiring any further download.

The 2021 edition was recently updated to Version 1.1 in January 2022. A one time fee ensures your continued use -- on up to 3-5 devices -- for the current RR until the next edition of RR in 2024. Learn more about how this newly updated convenient tool can assist your navigation of ITU's Radio Regulations by viewing this introductory video.

Available inpaper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016   2012  
 
Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services (Maritime Manual)

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2020   Publication Notice with Order Form

The Manual for Use by the Maritime Mobile and Maritime Mobile-Satellite Services is published in accordance with Article 20 (No. 20.14) of the Radio Regulations and results from studies carried out in the ITU-R since 2008. Volume 1 provides descriptive text of the organization and operation of the GMDSS and other maritime operational procedures, while Volume 2 contains the extracts of the regulatory texts associated with maritime operations.

2020 edition now available in CD or paper formats. Advanced English-only CDs exceptionally without the ITU hologram. Multi-lingual CDs include the ITU hologram on the back cover of the CD jacket. Each purchased copy should be registered by the end-user with a quick scan of the QR code on the jacket's back cover.

Paper editions in each of the 6 official ITU languages now also available.

Available inCD/DVD   paper   electronic file
Other editions:   2016  
 
RR5 Table of Frequency Allocations Software
2020   Publication Notice with Order Form

The RR5 Table of Frequency Allocations (TFA) Software is a stand-alone application that provides a mechanism to electronically use, query and analyse the Table of Frequency Allocations and its associated footnotes, as they appear in the Article 5 of Radio Regulations, as well as some other related texts (Resolutions, ITU-R Recommendations, Rules of Procedure .). This indispensable software application runs on individual user's PC and requires neither network nor Internet connection. It is limited to the scope and boundaries of the Article 5 of the Radio Regulations and is the perfect complement to the Radio Regulations (2020 Edition) that incorporates the decisions of the 2019 World Radiocommunication Conference.

Built around a relational database model, the software is equipped with various tools and utilities that allow, among others, for exporting data to various formats, as well as for the tracing and comparison of the evolution of the Article 5 Table and its associated footnotes (from the 2001 Edition onward). Ultimately, the software provides for the extraction and modification of the National Table of Frequency Allocations for a given geographic area (country), based on the corresponding "International Plan" which results after combining the information contained in the Article 5 of the Radio Regulations.

Upon purchase and download of the software, you will be prompted to request a license -- on up to 3 separate personal devices -- prior to using the software. To upgrade to a 2-10 or organizational-wide license, please contact ITU Sales, separately. For any technical questions or support, post-purchase, please email BR Tools Tech Support with the error message encountered.

2020 edition available: 1 December 2020

Available inelectronic file
Other editions:   2018  
 
BR International Frequency Information Circular (BR IFIC) - Terrestrial Services

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2022   Publication Notice with Order Form

The BR International Frequency Information Circular (BR IFIC) Terrestrial Services is a consolidated regulatory publication issued once every two weeks by the Radiocommunication Bureau, pursuant to the Radio Regulations (Nos. 20.1 to 20.6 and No. 20.15) and various regional agreements. It contains information on the frequency assignments/allotments submitted by administrations to the Radiocommunication Bureau for recording in the Master International Frequency Register and in the various regional or worldwide Plans.The information published corresponds to the recorded assignments/allotments as well as the notifications in process. The BR IFIC may be consulted directly from the DVD-ROM without installing the data and software (some 7 GB). The BR IFIC contains the query software TerRaQ, the program TerRaNotices for creation and validation of electronic notices, and the Preface in PDF format. The BR IFIC (Space Services) DVD-ROM is published at the same time.

For ISO copy access, each Administration and each paying subscriber has been invited to assign one (1) designated user, per DVD subscription, for free online access. Otherwise, online access to the ISO copy of each DVD is available for separate purchase. Please see the current "Publication Notice" (below) for more information on annual subscriptions.

The first editions of 2022 are now available. For earlier editions, you will need to click on the appropriate year, either on the previous page, or below. Contact us via email sales@itu.int if any concerns.

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Other editions:   2021   2020   2019   2018   2017   2016   2015