IARU turns 95

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Saturday, 18 April 2020 is World Amateur Radio Day, this year marking the 95th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).

Around the world, amateur radio special event stations will mark the event on the air, starting on the 18th at 0000UTC and continuing until the 19th at 2359.

The theme this year is Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society and the Covid-19 pandemic casts the event in a different light than in years past.

A few short weeks ago, many of us could not imagine the levels of isolation that we are now dealing with and the sacrifices of many on the front lines of the pandemic. As we have done in past challenges to our society, amateur radio will play a key part in keeping people connected and assisting those who need support.

IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA