World Amateur Radio Day pr World Ham Radio Day is celebrated on April 18th of every year. We are privileged to use modern-day communications tools from the internet to apps. But there was a time when there isn’t any instantaneous communication platform available. Communication had taken place only through letters as it was thought to be the better and faster mode to convey things. Sooner or later, a group of people discovered the Amateur Radio to transfer the information globally through the radio frequency spectrum. It is indeed a must to celebrate this wonderful invention, those who have invented it along with its usefulness for about a century and hence the celebration of the World Amateur Radio Day.

” Radio is the most intimate and socially personal medium in the world.” – Harry von Zell

History of World Amateur Radio Day

There isn’t any mention of the history, origin, and creator of the World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) is not precisely known. However, the history and origin of amateur radio can be traced back to a century ago. The date for this celebration has a reason, and it has been created in such a way to coincide with the founding anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). The IARU is an international confederation of national amateur radio organizations that was established on April 18, 1925, in Paris, France. Thus every year, radio amateurs from all over the world will take to the airwaves and celebrates the contribution of Amateur Radios to society.

World Amateur Radio Day

World Amateur Radio Day focuses on celebrating the achievements that took place in amateur radio communications. It was the amateur radio experiments that led to the discovery of shortwave spectrum can be used for worldwide propagation. As the Amateur Radio was found to be in grave danger of being pushed aside, the Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in the year 1925 and thus created the IARU to support the Amateur Radio worldwide. There were 25 countries present when IARU was formed in 1925, and it has grown to be 60 member societies in three regions.

Other Celebrations on April 18

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How to Celebrate the Day

There aren’t many complexities that exist with the World Amateur Radio Day celebrations. Get to know more about amateur radio and its history. The Day provides you with the opportunity to discover various information and communities through amateur radio. Research to find out the places in which the amateur radio has been used and what are information carried over the air. Share your views on the Amateur Radio Day on social media using the hashtag #AmateurRadioDay.

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