April 18 Marks IARU’s 92nd Anniversary on World Amateur Radio Day

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  1. IW2BSF

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    World Amateur Radio Day on April 18 Marks IARU’s 92nd Anniversary

    World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) on Tuesday, April 18, will mark the 92nd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), and radio amateurs around the world will take to the airwaves to celebrate the day in 1925 that the IARU was formed in Paris. “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society” in the WARD theme.

    Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the shortwave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” IARU’s history notes. Amateur Radio pioneers, including ARRL co-founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.

    Just 2 years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized today — 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. Since its founding, the IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency allocations for Amateur Radio. Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout the radio spectrum.

    From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur Radio.

    Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with more than 3 million licensees! World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU member-societies can demonstrate the capabilities of Amateur Radio to the public and enjoy global friendship with other radio amateurs around the globe.

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  3. W2JLD

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    we celebrate amateur radio all around the world on APRIL 18TH at 16:00 UTC (12 NOON EST, 9AM PST) via ECHOLINK on the "World" Conference server (IRLP 9251) for the 3rd annual special event as we celebrate WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2017. We will again have a special event QSL card available upon request. We will have a 10 hour net with 5 different net controllers from all over the world.


    World Radio Network: Special WARD IRLP/ECHOLINK Net
    16:00 -17:30 (12 NOON EST, 9AM PST) UTC via the World Conference server (IRLP 9251) W2JLD, Net Control. Stations around the world are encouraged to check in.

    World Friendship Net: Special WARD IRLP/ECHOLINK Net
    00:00 - 01:30 (8PM EST, 5 PM PST) UTC via the World Conference Server (IRLP 9251)
    W2JLD and KM4OOC, WH6DWF, Net Control. Stations around the world are encouraged to check in.
  4. IW2BSF

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    great ! 73 :)
  5. YO4JNX

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    born on the 18 april. 73 s
  6. F4HPX

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    will try 73
  7. W2JLD

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    WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY was a hugeeee success.

    we managed to get 426 checkins in 12 hrs 15mins

    125 new checkins
    45 international stations
    23 countries
    315 qsl card request

    we again managed to make history 1 more time for WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2017

    for more info go to my qrz page

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