Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris. Check this page: https://www.iaru.org/on-the-air/world-amateur-radio-day/
World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide.
April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science we can help teach, the community service we can provide and the fun we have.
Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave 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,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.
Just two 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 3,000,000 licensed operators!
Hopefully you are one of them. If not please consider getting a license. Lots of info available on line.
The first place to start is at the ARRL web page here: http://www.arrl.org/getting-licensed
The World Amateur Day will be celebrated in 2020 as it has done for the past 5 years on the Echolink World Conference. Many other groups will be having their own events on all aspects of ham radio. Just listen around.
The World Conference will be on air from Noon to Midnight Eastern time with the following operators. If you make contact eith any of them you qualify for a QSL card and/or a Certificate.
The QSL cards will be sent to anyone who provides an SASE to Peri AA7WB at his address good on QRZ.
A certificate can be emailed to you by contacting Loren KG7KG@yahoo.com. No paper copy will be provided.
These are he current hams that will operate the net.
Times are Eastern
12:00-1:00 AA7WB Peri
1:00-2:00 N7RHV Dick
2:00-3:00 KM4OOC Mike
3:00-4:00 KC0USM Brandon
4:00-5:00 AF7J Tom
5:00-6:00 KA7DCX Deanna
6:00-7:00 VA3ODJ Desiree
7:00-8:00 KD8TBC Lee
8:00-9:00 KI7YRC John
9:00-10:00 KC7YFE Dale
10:00-12:00 WH6DWF Todd
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