WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2014 – Friday the 18th of April, 2014

WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2014 – Friday the 18th of April, 2014

On Friday, the 18th of April, 2014, Radio Amateurs will celebrate World Amateur Radio Day, on the 89th Anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).

This year's theme for World Amateur Radio Day is: "Amateur Radio: Your gateway to wireless communications"

For this event, Branch 74, The Wellington VHF Group Inc., has been granted use of the special callsign ZL2WARD.

ZL2WARD will be active on the National System.

An email QSL Card will be sent to all stations requesting one.

"The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council has designated “Amateur Radio: Your Gateway to Wireless Communication” as the theme for World Amateur Radio Day 2014. World Amateur Radio Day is celebrated each year on April 18 to recognize the anniversary of the founding of the IARU in Paris in 1925. ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, was its first president. The primary purpose of World Amateur Radio Day is to focus a public spotlight on Amateur Radio and its benefits to countries and communities. This year the IARU and its more than 150 member-societies will celebrate the organization’s 89th anniversary."