World Amateur Radio Day 2012 - 18 April

On the 18th of April, 2012, Radio Amateurs will celebrate the World Amateur Radio Day on the 87th Anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).

This year's theme for the World Amateur Radio Day is: "Amateur Radio Satellites: Celebrating 50 years in space" in remembrance of the launching of OSCAR 1 on the 12th of December 1961, and OSCAR 2 on the 2nd of June 1962.

Note: OSCAR stands for Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio.

Branch 74, The Wellington VHF Group Inc. has been granted use of the special callsign ZL2WARD for World Amateur Radio Day.

ZL2WARD will be active on the National System, and other frequencies, for which a commemorative QSL card will be issued.