Europe is a continent of many neighbouring nations and even more languages. Some nations are within the European Union, some aspire to be and some have chosen not to be (and one, in particular, is currently considering withdrawing from the Union). Some use the Euro as their common country, some aspire to using the Euro, while other have chosen not to. This all leads to a very rich patchwork quilt of cultures.

For Amateur Radio this means that each country has it’s own representative associations which liaise and negotiate with their own governments. But, in general, all countries operate to Amateur Radio licencing schemes which are very similar and which permit licenced Amateurs from other countries to cross borders and operate throughout the continent subject to correct geographical identification and adherence to local licencing conditions.

Where Europe ends is a little bit fluid. A country such as Russia is partly in Europe and partly in Asia.  And when we look at the European Broadcasting Union, some member countries are technically outwith Europe. The list below may therefore contain countries which are on the periphery of Europe.

Country Member Society/web site Abbreviation
 Albania Albanian Amateur Radio Association AARA
 Andorra Unió de Radioaficionats Andorrans URA
 Armenia Federation of Radiosport of the Republic of Armenia FRRA
 Austria Österreichischer Versuchssenderverband OEVSV
 Belarus Belarusian Federation of Radioamateurs and Radiosportsmen BFRR
 Belgium Royal Union of Belgian Radio Amateurs UBA
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Asocijacija Radioamatera u Bosne i Hercegovine ARABH
 Bulgaria Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs BFRA
 Croatia Hrvatski Radioamaterski Savez HRS
 Cyprus Cyprus Amateur Radio Society CARS
 Czech Republic Český Radioklub CRK
 Denmark Experimenterende Danske Radioamatører EDR
 Estonia Eesti Raadioamatööride Ühing ERAU
 Faroe Islands Føroyskir Radioamatørar FRA
 Finland Suomen Radioamatööriliitto SRAL
 France Réseau des Émetteurs Français REF
 Germany Deutscher Amateur-Radio-Club DARC
 Gibraltar Gibraltar Amateur Radio Society GARS
 Greece Radio Amateur Association of Greece RAAG
 Hungary Magyar Rádióamatõr Szövetség[1] MRASZ
 Iceland Íslenskir Radíóamatörar IRA
 Ireland Irish Radio Transmitters Society IRTS
 Israel Israel Amateur Radio Club IARC
 Italy Associazione Radioamatori Italiani ARI
 Kosovo Shoqata e Radio Amatoreve te Kosoves SHRAK
 Latvia Latvijas Radio Amatieru Līga LRAL
 Lebanon Radio Amateurs of Lebanon RAL
 Liechtenstein Amateurfunk Verein Liechtenstein AFVL
 Lithuania Lietuvos Radijo Mėgėjų Draugija LRMD
 Luxembourg Luxembourg Amateur Radio Society RL
 Macedonia Radioamaterski Sojuz na Makedonija RSM
 Malta Malta Amateur Radio League MARL
 Moldova Asociatia Radioamatorilor din Moldova ARM
 Monaco Association des Radio-Amateurs de Monaco ARM
 Mongolia Mongolian Radio Sport Federation MRSF
 Montenegro Montenegrin Amateur Radio Pool MARP
 Netherlands Vereniging voor Experimenteel Radio Onderzoek Nederland VERON
 Norway Norsk Radio Relæ Liga NRRL
 Poland Polski Związek Krótkofalowców PZK
 Portugal Rede dos Emissores Portugueses REP
 Romania Federaţia Română de Radioamatorism FRR
 Russia Russian Amateur Radio Union SRR
 San Marino Associazione Radioamatori della Repubblica di San Marino ARRSM
 Serbia Savez Radio-Amatera Srbije SRS
 Slovakia Slovenský Zväz Rádioamatérov SZR
 Slovenia Zveza Radioamaterjev Slovenije ZRS
 Spain Unión de Radioaficionados Españoles URE
 Sweden Föreningen Sveriges Sändareamatörer SSA
  Switzerland Union of Swiss Short Wave Amateurs USKA
 Syria Syrian Scientific Technical Amateur Radio Society SSTARS
 Tajikistan Tajik Amateur Radio League TARL
 Turkey Telsiz ve Radyo Amatörleri Cemiyeti TRAC
 Ukraine Ukrainian Amateur Radio League UARL
 United Kingdom Radio Society of Great Britain RSGB

NOTE – The United Kingdom is an internal union of several countries. Most are represented by the RSGB but Gibraltar has it’s own representation in the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). Some Radio Amateurs in Northern Ireland may also consider themselves to be represented by the Irish Radio Transmitters Society.

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