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World Amateur Radio Day 2020


APRIL 18TH - 12 NOON EST/1600 UTC


ECHOLINK *DODROPIN* Conference server node number 355800

GREAT LAKES REFLECTOR 961?


      Just a quick notation, this is the original WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY Celebration, Don’t be fooled by copycats out there.


                ITS A SHAME THAT CERTAIN GROUPS HAVE TO COPYCAT WHAT OTHERS ARE DOING, SHOWS A LACK OF CREATIVITY


                                                      W2W IS THE ORIGINAL WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY CALLSIGN.


                    WE WILL ALWAYS BE THE ORIGINAL WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY ORIGINATORS


Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on this 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 more than 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.


Groups should promote their WARD activity on social media by using the hash tag  #WorldAmateurRadioDay on Twitter and Facebook.


April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science we can help teach, the community service we can provide and the fun we have.


The meaning of WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY


World Amateur Radio Day 2020 Will Celebrate Amateur Radio's Contribution to Society


World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), observed every April 18. In 2020 it will mark the 95th year of founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) in 1925. As they do every year, radio amateurs worldwide will take to the airwaves to celebrate Amateur Radio's contribution to society.


April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science we can help teach, the community service we can provide, and the fun we have," the IARU said in announcing World Amateur Radio Day 2020. "We hope you will join in the fun and education that is World Amateur Radio  Day!"  


How we can celebrate this event?


It started in 2015 when W2JLD/John just got his license and he did his first WARD event on another Echolink/VOIP Conference, while it was in its infancy, it never the less was a way to celebrate not only what APRIL 18TH means,  but it was a way show what we do on amateur radio. Who would ever think  that this would be a regular event and how much  it has grown to become one of the flagship special events on the Echolink/VOIP System and now has a permanent home on the Echolink/VOIP *Dodropin* Conference node #355800


While 2020 will mark our 5th anniversary of this event, it also shows how much we as a group of like minded individuals who have made this hobby what it is today.


Those that make this possible


As  special event coordinator for the Echolink/VOIP *Dodropin* node #355800, I am proud to say that none of this could have been possible if not for all those involved in making this event a successful one.


Thanks go to BILL/KJ6ZSP owner of the DODROPIN and DARRYLL/VO1UKZ Admin for the DODROPIN for allowing this event to take place.


Press Release


VOIP/ECHOLINK *DODROPIN* Conference Announces:


"World Amateur Radio Day 2020"


For the 5th year anniversary.


Rochester, NY., March 10, 2020: VOIP/ECHOLINK *DODROPIN* Conference node #355800 today announced that for the 5th straight year, we will be participating in WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2020 on APRIL 18TH, 2020.


Join us as we celebrate the 95th year of the formation of the I.A.R.U in Paris, France in 1925, Since 1925, the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has been the watchdog and spokesman for the world Amateur Radio community. All licensed radio amateurs benefit from the work of the IARU, whether or not they are members of their national IARU member-society. But every licensed radio amateur should be a member. "Only by combining our efforts in this way can we ensure the future health of Amateur Radio, for ourselves and for future generations".


In 2020 we are proud to announce we will have a special event call sign "W2W" has been secured for this event. As well as we will have a commemorative special event "WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2020" QSL Card. In celebration of our 5th anniversary we will also have a special certificate that will be available. We will have a 12 hour net with 10 different net controllers from all over the world.


The 2019 event, We recorded over 400 check ins, 35 International stations, 20 countries, 125 new check ins. The net lasted 12 hours and 15 minutes, with 10 net controllers . We had over 225 QSL card request. We were happy to announce that last year's net was the LARGEST SPECIAL event on VOIP/ECHOLINK.


As Special event coordinator for this event none of this could have possible if not for the over 400 check ins and the 10 great net controllers who took time out of their day and contributed time for this event.


W2JLD - John, Special Event Coordinator for WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2020


KJ6ZSP /Bill, VO1UKZ/ Darryll for their fine work behind the scenes and enabled this great event to take place on the *DODROPIN* Conference server


So please join us again as we celebrate amateur radio all around the world on APRIL 18TH at 16:00 UTC (12 NOON EST, 9AM PST) via VOIP/ECHOLINK *DODROPIN* Conference node #355800 and also on Allstar Node #47620.


Be part of something that's bigger than all of us , and *DODROPIN* and let's make WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2020 one of the largest special event nets on ECHOLINK ever!!!


BELOW IS MORE INFORMATION:


VOIP/ECHOLINK *DODROPIN* Conference node #355800

16:00 - 0400 UTC(12 NOON EST-12 MIDNIGHT EST) via VOIP/ECHOLINK *DODROPIN* Conference node #355800/ W2JLD, VO1UKZ, MW6SZL, GW8SZL, KI7BR, 9Y4C, KB8ODF, VA3ODJ, KL4RCS Net Controllers. All stations from around the world are encouraged to check in.


EMAIL ANY QUESTIONS TO:


JOHN DERYCKE - W2JLD - W2JLD2@GMAIL.COM


BILL LIEBER - KJ6ZSP -  KJ6ZSP@GMAIL.COM


DARRYLL WALFORD - VO1UKZ - PCSERVICE709@GMAIL.COM


UPDATE 2/26/2020 - BELOW IS THE CURRENT LIST AND TIMES OF NET CONTROLLERS:


       PST                        EST                   UTC              CALLSIGN


 9am - 10am       12noon - 1pm        16:00 - 17:00      W2JLD - JOHN - ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - Special event coordinator for "WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY" - 1 hr


10am - 11am           1pm - 2pm         17:00 - 18:00     VA3ODJ - DESIREE - 1hr


11am - 1pm             2pm - 4pm         18:00 - 20:00     MW6SZL - DECLAN - WALES, UNITED KINGDOM - Net controller for the SCARS - 2 hrs


1pm - 2pm               4pm - 5pm         20:00 - 21:00     GW8SZL - DAVE - WALES, UNITED KINGDOM - Net Controller for the SCARS - 1hr


2pm - 3pm               5pm - 6pm         21:00 - 22:00     9Y4C - DEXTER - 1hr


3pm - 5pm               6pm - 8pm         22:00 - 24:00     VO1UKZ - DARYYLL - NEWFOUNDLAND, CANADA - System admin for DODROPIN - 2 hours


5pm - 6pm               8pm - 9pm         00:00 - 01:00     WB8ODF - DAVE - Amateur radio newsline reporter - 1hr


6pm - 7pm               9pm - 10pm       01:00 - 02:00     W2JLD - JOHN - ROCHESTER, NEW YORK - Special event coordinator for "WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY" - 1 hr


7pm - 9pm             10pm - 12am       02:00 - 04:00     KL4RCS - RICH - WASILLA,  ALASKA - Net controller for the Alaskian Morning Net - 2hr


 

THESE ARE THE ECHOLINK CONFERENCES AND REFLECTORS THAT WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2020:


DODROPIN


HAM


HOTMOVE


AOTEAROA


1-NIPPON


USA-HAMS


BEER


CCARCNSW


420


CQ - CANADA


AEROLINK


MICHIGAN


GEEKJEEP


HANDIHAM


JOTA-365


W2JLD-L


VO1UKZ-L


GREAT LAKES REFLECTOR CHANNEL 961? - IT IS STILL BEING DECIDED WHAT CHANNEL WE WILL BE ON.


WE WILL ALSO BE ON ALLSTAR 47620 AND 47918, ALSO WE HAVE WILL HAVE SEVERAL DIGITAL MODES, DMR, D-STAR, SYSTEM FUSION.


LET'S SEE IF WE CAN BREAK LAST YEARS NUMBERS, ID WOULD LOVE TO SEE 500 STATIONS CHECKIN, THAT WOULD BE HISTORIC


UPDATE - March 15, 2020


Be the first to order you special limited Edition *DODROPIN* World Amateur Radio Day T-Shirt!


We have two ways to order for your convenience. You can pay through PayPal, or an email money transfer direct from your bank.


krista_ernie@hotmail.com


I will need to know your size, between medium to tripleXL. for additional cost larger sizes are available.


Colors that are available include. Black white gray possibly other colors. Color of lettering include black or white.

For now. Additional colors may be available later.


Prices are $20 for basic T-shirt including dodropin logo, and Your Callsign On the front right. And your first name on on the left sleeve.


The second option is for $25 the same as the first option with the addition of the world amateur radio day 2020 logo on the back.


Please let me know your size, and primary and secondary colour combination as supplies may vary. Expect shipping of your order within 1 to 2 business days.


shipping cost I will sit at between eight and $10 depending on your location. I will let you know before you eat transfer your payment.


thanks again for your support of world amateur radio day and the DODROPIN conference server node number 355800.