To: IARU Region 1 Member Societies
c.c. EC and Working Group Chairmen
World Amateur Radio Day
Each year on 18 April, Radio Amateurs, celebrate World Amateur Radio
Day. On that day, 83 years ago, in 1925, the International Amateur Radio
Union (IARU) was founded.
The theme of the celebrations this year is: ?*/Amateur Radio: A
Foundation for Technical Knowledge/*?.
It is no secret that lot of professionals in the field of radio, TV,
communications, electronics, etc. have started their technical education
as young Radio Amateurs. Although Amateur Radio has a different face
nowadays ? Digital Communications, Voice over Internet Protocol,
Satellite up- and downlinks, etc. ? it is even of greater value as a
foundation for technical knowledge for youngsters. And much more ? it is
and should be used as unique attraction for future young Radio Amateurs.
The IARU Region 1 Executive Committee would like to use the occasion to
promote and publicise Amateur Radio, and appeals to all Member Societies
to find suitable ways of celebrating World Amateur Radio Day. Many ways
can be considered ? inviting youngsters to Radio Clubs, showing up on
the air with a special callsign, organising a station in public area
with media coverage or publicly honouring veterans. Whatever method is
chosen, I suggest that you write and publish a Press Release for the
media, giving the background to World Amateur Radio Day, and promoting
the value of Amateur Radio as a foundation for a technical career.
The Executive Committee will be very pleased to hear how Member
Societies chose to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day ? write to us with
your stories and send us photos. They will be published on the Region 1
website and will be of great interest to the amateur radio community.
*Ole Garpestad, LA2RR*
*IARU Region 1*