World Amateur Radio Day

The 95th W.A.R.D.is April 18th from 0000 UTC to April 19th 0000 UTC.

“Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum-far from being a wasteland-could support worldwide propogation. …Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide”. – iaru.org/on-the-air-/world-amateur-radio-day/, April 3, 2020

During this event there will be stations using the special event call W7W. Denmark stations will be permitted to use the call signs 5P0WARD or 5P0WHD with suffix extension 00-99 (ie: 5P0WARD/55)

The Echolink World Conference will be using the W7W call during this time, so regardless of what equipment you have, you can take part and I encourage you to do so. (Echolink *DODROPIN* conference node will use W2W for a net during the event)

The theme for the event is “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society.”

Post in the Magnolia ARC Facebook group during the event, as well as on your personal social media pages, using the hashtag #WorldAmateurRadioDay.

During this time of self quarantine where we’re not together as much as we’d like to be, this is a great opportunity to share your love for Amateur Radio with the world and, maybe, bring someone new into it.

Share what you’ve learned with your friends and family. Show them what this hobby, this service, has taught you and how that can be a service to your community. Tell everyone about the fun we have, what attracted you to Amateur Radio in the beginning, and what attracts you to it now.

Amateur Radio allows us, who are a part of it, to stay connected on a different level than what social media outlets offer and it connects to places, and people, around the world whom we’d probably never meet elsewhere.

Stay connected. Have fun. Share your fun with the world.

73, K5RFL

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