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WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY

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.

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!

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. 


 Groups should promote their WARD activity on social media by using the hash tag #WorldAmateurRadioDay on Twitter and Facebook 


 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. 

What WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY MEANS

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The meaning of WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY

   

World Amateur Radio Day 2019 Will Celebrate Amateur Radio's Contribution to Society


World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), observed every April 18. 2019 marks the 94rd year of founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) in 1925. As they do every year, radio amateurs worldwide will take to the airwaves to celebrate Amateur Radio's contribution to society. 

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," the IARU said in announcing World Amateur Radio Day 2019. "We hope you will join in the fun and education that is World Amateur Radio Day!"  

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," the IARU said in announcing World Amateur Radio Day 2019. "We hope you will join in the fun and education that is World Amateur Radio Day!

 

 

How we can to celebrate this event

It started in 2015 when W2JLD just got his license and he did his first WARD event on the western reflector, while it was in its infancy, it never the less was a way to celebrate not only what APRIL 18TH means, but it was a way show what we do on amateur radio. Who would ever think that this would be a regular event on the western reflector and how much it has grown to become one of the flagship special events on the *WORLD* Conference server/IRLP 9251.


While 2019 marks our 5th annual event , it also shows how much we as a group of like minded individuals who have made this hobby what it is today.

Those that make this possible

As special event coordinator for the western reflector, I am proud to say that none of this could have been possible if not for all those involved in making this event a successful one every year.

First of all let me thank KENT JOHNSON of The Nevada Amateur Radio Repeaters Inc. (NARRI) in LAS VEGAS,NEVADA.


Also to the Net controllers who have taken time out of their day and evening to do this event. This year we have  4 new net controllers and 1 yl and  for the first time we will have a very newly licensed amateur radio operator who is 10 yrs old from New Zealand for a total of 12 net controllers.

As well as the system admins of the numerous ECHOLINK Conferences that will be connected.


At this time we will have 8 different conference and more than 100 repeaters and more than 100 links that will take part.


We will be using the logging program NETLOGGER.

By using NETLOGGER we will have the AIM for text chat and you can follow along as we get checkins.

Rich/KL4RCS will be my back up NETLOGGER admin


 

Maty  Weinberg, KB1EIB

Production Coordinator

ARRL: the national association for Amateur Radio™ 


Dave Sumner, K1ZZ (IARU Secretary)


Cayrn Eve Murry , KD2GUT 


Dave Parks, WB8ODF

   



Special event QSL Card.

For the 4th straight year we will have a special event QSL Card and for the second time in a row we have secured a special event call-sign "W2W" 

How to obtain a special event call

FCC Regulations on 1x1 Special event callsigns

ARRL info on special event callsigns

How to obtain a special event QSL Card

If you checked into WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019 and you checked in with on of the 12 net controllers and asked for a special event QSL Card and you have not sent me a S.A.S.E., Then I suggest that you do so NOW before they run out. Limited quantities have been printed and will not be printed again. To obtain a special event QSL Card for WARD 2019, send a S.A.S.E. - self addressed stamped envelope to:

W2JLD, 85 AMHERST STREET, APT2, ROCHESTER,N.Y. 14607 


If you are requesting more than one QSL Card please insure you enclose the proper postage!!

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For more info on WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019, Please contact W2JLD at W2JLD2@GMAIL.COM OR WRNWFN@GMAIL.COM

Press Release

WORLD RADIO NETWORK/WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET ANNOUNCES WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2018

FOR RELEASE 12P.M. EST, MARCH 11, 2019


World Radio Network/World Friendship Net Announces "World Amateur Radio Day 2019"

For the 5th straight year.

Rochester, NY., March 11, 2019: THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK and THE WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET today announced that for the 5th straight year, we will be participating in WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019 on VOIP/ECHOLINK on the "WORLD" CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251 and for the first time on Allstar Node #47620 - World Conference Hub on APRIL 18TH, 2019. We are part of NARRI/Nevada amateur radio repeaters, inc..IRLP 9251 on the Western Reflector, Kent Johnson/W7AOR is the primary trustee of this organization.

Join us as we celebrate the 94th year of the formation of the I.A.R.U in Paris, France in 1925, Since 1925, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has been the watchdog and spokesman for the world Amateur Radio community. All licensed radio amateurs benefit from the work of the IARU, whether or not they are members of their national IARU member-society. But every licensed radio amateur should be

In 2019 we are proud to announce for the second time in a row, we will have a special event call sign "W2W" has been secured for this event. As well as we will have a commemorative special event "WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019" QSL Card. We will have a 12 hour net with 10 different net controllers from all over the world. a member. "Only by combining our efforts in this way can we ensure the future health of Amateur Radio, for ourselves and for future generations".

The 2018 event, We recorded over 500 check ins, 37 International stations, 20 countries, 139 new check ins. The net lasted 12 hours and 15 minutes, with 8 net controllers doing 2 hour shifts.

John DeRycke,W2JLD We had over 225 QSL card request. We also had a special event QSL card that was available upon request. We were happy to announce that last year's net was the LARGEST event on VOIP/ECHOLINK.


As Special event coordinator for THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK and THE WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET none of this could have possible if not for the over 500 check ins and the 8 great net controllers who took time out of their day and contributed time for this event.

W2JLD -John, Special Event Coordinator for The World Radio Network and The World Friendship Net. KD8TBC -Lee, Net Manager and KC8CMQ - John, Asst Net Manager for The World Radio Network and The World Friendship Net. WH6DWF - Todd, System admin for the western reflector.

So please join us again as 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) and for the first time on Allstar Node #47620 - World Conference Hub for the 5th annual "WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019" as we celebrate this special event.

Be part of something that's bigger than all of us ,Let's make WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019 one of the largest special event nets on ECHOLINK ever!!!

BELOW IS MORE INFO:

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, KD8TBC, KM4OOC, WH6DWF Net Controllers. All stations from around the world are encouraged to check in.

World Friendship Net: Special WARD IRLP/ECHOLINK Net

EMAIL ANY QUESTIONS TO: JOHN DERYCKE - W2JLD - W2JLD2@GMAIL.COM 00:00 - 01:30 (8PM EST, 5 PM PST) UTC via the World Conference Server (IRLP 9251) W2JLD, KD8TBC,KM4OOC, WH6DWF Net Controllers. All stations from around the world are encouraged to check in.

LEE DEROSA - KD8TBC - KD8TBC@GMAIL.COM

JOHN SHEARER - KC8CMQ - KC8CMQ@LEWISTONCOMM.COM

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Amateur Radio Newsline

Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2160 for Friday, March 22nd, 2019

GLOBAL NET WILL MARK WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 


STEPHEN/ANCHOR: Organizers of a special VOIP net are getting ready to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day in April and all the connections ham radio has played a role in for so many decades. Dave Parks WB8ODF has been following that story.


DAVE: When the International Amateur Radio Union was created in Paris in 1925, no one could have envisioned the changes that would shape the hobby so many decades later, including internet-linked modes such as EchoLink and IRLP. Using the special event call sign W2W, a 12-hour VOIP net will be among those "on the air" around the world marking the occasion, celebrating amateur radio and the friendships the hobby has built. This 12-hour net will begin taking check-ins on the 18th of April beginning at 1600 UTC. It is accessible via IRLP 9251, the World Conference Server. For the first time, check-ins will also be possible from Allstar Node 47620, the World Conference Hub.


John DeRycke W2JLD said a special World Amateur Radio Day 2019 QSL Card will be available for all participants who contact one of the 10 different net controllers during the event. John said that first timers are especially welcome. He said the event will be recorded for later transmission and will be available as well on Broadcastify through the Friends Conference Server. Technology may have changed since 1925-- but ham radio friendships endure.


For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Dave Parks WB8ODF


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Don (AE5DW) picked for this weeks "Ham Nation"

WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY LIVE STREAM VIDEO

          

World Amateur Radio Day IRLP 9251 Reflector

Net controllers for WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019

Lineup of Net Controllers:

  

ALL TIMES POSTED ARE PST/EST/UTC TIME
 

9am - 10am - 12noon - 1pm - 16:00 - 17:00  - W2JLD - JOHN - ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - Special event coordinator for "WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY", Net controller for the WORLD RADIO NETWORK and the WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET - 1hr
 

10am - 11am - 1pm - 2pm - 17:00 - 18:00  - WH6DWF - TODD - HONOLULU, HAWAII - System Admin for the Western reflector, Net controller for the WORLD RADIO NETWORK on Thursdays -1hr -(07:00am hst) - 1hr
 

11am - 12noon - 2pm - 3pm - 18:00 - 19:00 - WH6FTQ - HEATHER - HONOLULU, HAWAII - NET CONTROLLER FOR HEDY LAMARR DAY - 1hr - (08:00am hst)
 

12noon - 1pm - 3pm - 4pm - 19:00 - 20:00 - MW6ZSL - DECLAN - WALES, UNITED KINGDOM - Net controller for the SCARS - 1hr
 

1pm - 2pm - 4pm - 5pm - 20:00 - 21:00 - VO1UKZ - DARYYLL - NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - System admin for THE GUILD - 1hr
 

2pm - 3pm - 5pm - 6pm - 21:00 - 22:00 - KB3JUF - CHARLIE - POCONO, PENNSYLVANIA - Alternate net controller for the World Friendship Net - 1hr
 

3pm - 4pm - 6pm - 7pm - 22:00 - 23:00 - KD8TBC - LEE - HAZELPARK, MICHIGAN - Net manager for the WORLD CONFERENCE SERVER and Net controller for the WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET - 1hr
 

4pm - 5pm - 7pm - 8pm - 23:00 - 24:00 - WB8ODF - DAVE - YPSILANTI,MICHIGAN - Amateur Radio Newsline reporter - 1hr
 

5pm - 6pm - 8pm - 9pm - 00:00 - 01:00 - KM4OOC - MIKE - LIGNET, NORTH DAKOTA - Net controller for 'The Western Net" on KI7RYC-R Net on Sundays at 8pm est. - 1hr
 

6pm - 7pm - 9pm - 10pm - 01:00 - 02:00 - N7RHV - DICK - TACOMA, WASHINGTON - Alternate net controller for the World Friendship Net - 1hr
 

7pm - 8pm - 10pm - 11pm - 02:00 - 03:00 - KI7YRC - JOHN - TACOMA, WASHINGTON - Net controller for the World Radio Network on Saturdays- 1hr
 

8pm - 9pm - 11pm - 12am - 03:00 - 04:00 - KL4RCS - RICH - WASILLA,  ALASKA - Net controller for the Alaska Morning Net - 1hr


As special event coordinator for the WORLD conference server, I personally want to thank all the net controllers from all over the world who are taking time out of their day and evening to do this special event. Without you guys none of this would be possible. Thank you so very much!!!

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WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY RESULTS

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                                                                 ***********UPDATE***********

 

If you checked into WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019 and you checked in with on of the 12 net controllers and asked for a special event QSL Card and you have not sent me a S.A.S.E., Then I suggest that you do so NOW before they run out. Limited quantities have been printed and will not be printed again. To obtain a special event QSL Card for WARD 2019, send a S.A.S.E. - self addressed stamped envelope to:
                                         W2JLD, 85 AMHERST STREET, APT2, ROCHESTER,N.Y. 14607
If you are requesting more than one QSL Card please insure you enclose the proper postage!!


If you do not want to bother with a S.A.S.E. then make a donation  to cover postage and handling fees .

IF YOU DID NOT CHECK INTO THE WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY CELEBRATION AND WOULD LIKE A SPECIAL EVENT QSL CARD.

WHILE 125 HAVE NOT SENT IN THEIR QSL CARD S.A.S.E OR MADE A DONATION , THIS MEANS I HAVE PLENTY TO GIVE OUT....SO GET YOUR NOW AND DISPLAY IT PROUDLY IN YOUR HAM SHACK!!!!


WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019 is now in the books, while it was a great success we were a tad bit off in our numbers for the 2019 event and with the great response we got for this years event, one thing is clear that it was not all about the numbers. It was all about the fellowship and the friendships that were created and the many contacts that did take time out of their day to make this event such a great success. 


The 2019 event, We recorded over 356 check ins, 21 International stations, 8 countries, 121 new check ins. The net lasted 12 hours and 15 minutes, with 12 net controllers doing 1 hour shifts.

John DeRycke,W2JLD We had over 200 QSL card request. We also had a special event QSL card that was available upon request. We were happy to announce that this year's net was the LARGEST event on VOIP/ECHOLINK.

As Special event coordinator for THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK and WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET none of this could have possible if not for the over 356 check ins and the 12 great net controllers who took time out of their day and contributed time for this event. The net controllers did an outstanding job recording the callsigns as they came in quick and ferociously.

The most impressive net controller was Declan from WALES,UK., he did such a great job and many of those who checked in made it a point to checkin on his portion of the net.



As special event coordinator for the western reflector, I am proud to say that none of this could have been possible if not for all those involved in making this event a successful one every year.

First of all let me thank KENT JOHNSON of The Nevada Amateur Radio Repeaters Inc. (NARRI) in LAS VEGAS,NEVADA.

I also want to thank all the conference server owners and node owners that connected for this special event.


Most of all I personally want to thank each and every one of you that made this a GREAT success.


Looking forward to WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2020........This will be our 5th Birthday


Lots of things to look forward too.!!!!!



Announce coming events

In 2020 and we have a few new changes implemented and some things will remain the same.

One thing that will not change is the support that all of you provide in putting this event on and of course making it a wonderful success

World Amateur Radio Day testimonials

 Thanks once again for making Declan so happy. Just a pity you could
not see his face light up while he was doing the net.  

Cheers,
 

Dave and Declan 



Just wanted to thank you for the World Amateur Radio Day event!  I have  been licensed for a while but and haven’t been very active in the  hobby...but I am trying to get more active!  I heard about this event  and want to take part. .  I did request a a QSL card when  I checked into the net.  I just wanted to make sure I include any  information that is needed.   I have never received a QSL card and this  will be my first so I am excited to get one.

I’m looking forward to next year. 

Thanks for your help,
 

Harbert Williamson
KC1BNY
Auburn, Maine 


 

De VU2RJV, handle Raj from Chennai, India.

Thanks for  organizing such a wonderful WARD net W2W on Echolink. I logged in at  0308 UTC when KL4RCS was controller of this special net!


Thanks and Best Regards

73


Brigadier Rajaram Srinivasan

VU2RJV


Thanks  for WARD Echolink World Conference W2W Net! I'm a first time  participant and really appreciate the effort put in by you all. 73


This was first year checking in to WARD and totally enjoyed the electric atmosphere of folks checking in
Very very cool and I look forward to next year
 73
Chris
KI7HYE  




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Again in 2020 we will have a special event QSL card and a special event call sign, in addition we will have an easier way to obtain a special event QSL card by going to the website and indicating if you want to send a S.A.S.E or have one mailed to you via making a donation. 

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Also to ensure that the net controllers record the times that stations checkin and want a QSL card it will be noted that this is a important step to ensure that the QSL cards have the appropriate time that the station checked in on together a self addressed stamped envelope. A video will instruct you how to.


We also had a numerous amount of rechecks , whilst not to discourage rechecks we also want to encourage new stations to checkin. we have implemented a new procedure in which all future net controllers for WARD will call for new stations first and then the last 15 minutes will call for rechecks.


Also to ensure that the net controllers record the times that stations checkin and want a QSL card it will be noted that this is a important step to ensure that the QSL cards have the appropriate time that the station checked in on. 

Downloads

World Amateur Radio Day Net Control station Log (pdf)

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A World Away

Hello from MOSCOW,RUSSIA

This is a QSL Card I received from WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2019.

This is the very first Russian QSL Card Ive ever received. It was from Sergei Malaiadakh/RA5BB from Moscow,Russia.

He really enjoyed checking into World Amateur Radio Day 2019.

Getting this card really says a lot about how far we reach out to people on ham radio and VOIP.

While there was a language barrier there was no barrier when it comes to making a contact via radio .

More about RA5BB

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WH6FTQ, Dr. Heather A. Flewelling

Hawaii Ham Discovers a Comet and it gets named after her

Who would ever think that we would have the honor of having a Dr. to be a net controller for WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY and someone who discovered a comet here is more info, WH6FTQ, Dr. Heather A. Flewelling, works for the Institute for  Astronomy, which is part of the University of Hawaii. Dr. Flewelling has  a PhD in Physics from the University of Michigan.
 

She is currently working on ATLAS, Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last  Alert System, ATLAS is an asteroid impact early warning system being  developed by the University of Hawaii and funded by NASA. It consists of  two telescopes, 100 miles apart, which automatically scan the whole sky  several times every night looking for moving objects. Heather has a  very cool job title  "Planetary Defense Researcher".
 

ATLAS ( http://fallingstar.com  , is a set of 0.5 meter telescopes, one on Haleakala, Maui, one on  Maunaloa, Hawaii. Atlas has discovered 283 Near-Earth Asteroids, 31  Potentially hazardous asteroids, 16 comets and 3082 supernovas. 


 Heather was at work on the morning of discovery. “Each morning, we look  through the previous night's data to search for and report new  asteroids.  Occasionally we find comets and artificial satellites.”
 

Dr. Flewelling stated "to report the comet, I noted that it had a tail,  measured it (the size, brightness, and position), compared it to nearby  stars, and submitted the observations to the Minor Planet Center with a  message that I detected cometary activity. Once submitted, it was listed  on the Potential Comet Confirmation Page, and other astronomers did  follow up observations to confirm.” 


She got her license on May 8, 2018 and upgraded to Extra on Field Day 2018.
 

Comet Flewelling (Comet 2019 D1) discovered in Hawaii.
 

The International Astronomical Union Minor Planet Center named the comet  on 21 March 2019. The comet was named “Comet Flewelling”,(Comet 2019  D1).
 

https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/m...oL45n2jwpLd6mkZXz_oMsDX9X7ygoj7JxdlEAhVvFOEGM
 

https://www.minorplanetcenter.net/mpec/K19/K19F53.html 



You can visit Heather’s QRZ page at https://www.qrz.com/db/wh6ftq 

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