World Amateur Radio Day Celebrates The 95th Anniversary Of IARU On April 18

Date:Apr 13, 2020



Saturday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), and this year is the 95th anniversary of the establishment of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). All over the world, amateur radio special event stations sponsored by the IARU member association will be broadcast live from 0000 UTC on April 18 until 0000 on April 19 to hone skills and abilities, while enjoying global friendship and worldwide Together with other amateurs. WARD's theme is "Celebrating the Contribution of Amateur Radio to Society". IARU Chairman Tim Ellam pointed out that the events caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic are different from the past.

Eram said: "In just a few weeks, many of us couldn't imagine the level of isolation we are dealing with and the many sacrifices made on the front line of the pandemic." "Just as in the past to deal with social challenges, amateur radio will Play a key role in keeping people connected and helping people in need. "

Ellam said that after returning from overseas, he will get rid of his 14-day isolation period. He said: "When I was unable to leave home, the kindness of the stranger who helped me moved me." "It shocked me that amateur radio operators paid so much in times of crisis, not just limited to air assistance. Amateur Fans are real volunteers, and I encourage everyone to do what they can to help the community. "

How to participate

broadcast. Create your own personal "event" to talk about amateur radio. (To list your World Amateur Radio Day events, please contact IARU Secretary David Sumner, K1ZZ.)

Enter Echolink World Conference and IRLP9251. The call sign for special events will be W7W.

Use the W7W call sign to find and contact the station.

Create and host a special network on World Amateur Radio Day to attract people ’s attention to the event and let the hams start talking about our hobbies.

Spread the word. If you are responsible for the club ’s promotion, please send a press release and public relations promotion to highlight the event.

Promote your personal World Amateur Radio Day event on social media by using the hashtag #WorldAmateurRadioDay on Twitter and Facebook.

Use posters and flyers provided by IARU, amateur radio stations, and your group or club.