World Amateur Radio Day Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that 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 over 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. www.iaru.org
Apr 19th, 2020 (Sun)
10:00 - 14:00
Hills Amateur Radio Group - HARGfest
State: VK6 - Western Australia
This year it's on Sunday the 19th of April at the usual venue :
The Lesmurdie Hall 97 Gladys Rd Lesmurdie
We hope to see you there to have a Hargburger with us.
There will be a raffle, door prizes and lots of goodies to buy.
The doors open for Sellers at 9:00am and Buyers at 10am
For table bookings please email
Apr 25th, 2020 (Sat)
8:00 - 16:00
Multi Club Australia Wide - AM and CW on ANZAC Day Brief Description :
In remembrance to those who served - AM and CW ops on ANZAC Day
Full Details : co-ordinated by Mike/VK4MIK of the Tablelands Radio Group, this Australia-wide tribute to those who have served or are still serving our country entails operators using the modes of radio operation used in WW1 and WW2 - AM and CW, on point to point contacts and on nets