World Amateur Radio Day 2024: Date, theme, significance & history

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | April 18, 2024 IST

World Amateur Radio Day is celebrated annually on April 18th

World Amateur Radio Day is celebrated annually on April 18th. It commemorates the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) on April 18, 1925. The IARU was established to promote and advocate for the interests of amateur radio operators worldwide.

 

Theme of World Amateur Radio Day:

The theme of World Amateur Radio Day 2024 is 'A Century of Connections: Celebrating 100 years of Amateur Radio Innovation, Community, and Advocacy.'

Significance:

The significance of World Amateur Radio Day lies in recognizing the importance of amateur radio as a means of communication, emergency communication support during disasters, technical experimentation, and fostering international friendship and understanding. Amateur radio operators, often referred to as "hams," play a vital role in providing communications support during emergencies when other forms of communication may be disrupted.

 

History:

Throughout history, amateur radio operators have contributed significantly to various fields, including science, technology, and public service. They have provided essential communication services during natural disasters, helped in the development of new technologies, and facilitated international communication and understanding.

 

World Amateur Radio Day serves as an opportunity for amateur radio operators worldwide to come together, celebrate their hobby, showcase their skills, and promote the continued growth and relevance of amateur radio in the modern world. It's also a chance for the general public to learn more about amateur radio and its many benefits and applications.

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