This year marks the 88th anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU). To mark this occasion, the IARU and its more than 160 Member Societies will celebrate World Amateur Radio Day on April 18. For many years, the IARU Administrative Council has declared a theme for each World Amateur Radio Day. The theme for 2013 is Amateur Radio: Entering Its Second Century of Disaster Communications.
Stations On the Air for World Amateur Radio Day
Several IARU Member Societies -- and clubs related to them -- will have special event stations on the air in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. As of April 4, these stations include:
4A8DMR: FMRE -- Mexico’s IARU Member Society -- with the help of Grupo DXXE, will activate 4A8DMR, a unique prefix, for the first time. DMR stands for Día Mundial del Radioaficionado, or World Amateur Radio Day. This station will be active from April 18-21 on all bands from 160-6 meters in all modes, including EME, as well as on Amateur Radio satellites from different grid squares throughout Mexico. QSL via N7RO and LoTW.
CR5IARU: REP -- Portugal’s IARU Member Society -- will be on the air April 13-19 on all bands. QSL via CT1REP (bureau or direct).
KP4FD: To echo the theme for this year, the Puerto Rico Field Day Group will be active on April 18 from the Emergency Management Agency of the city of Cataño, Puerto Rico. QSL via LoTW.
If your IARU Member Society or club will be active to celebrate the World Amateur Radio Day, please notify IARU Region 2 News Editor Joaquin Solana, XE1R, via e-mail.
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