Puerto Rican Amateurs Recognized on Día del Radioaficionado de Puerto Rico
Radio amateurs in Puerto Rico celebrated Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day (Día del Radioaficionado de Puerto Rico) on May 10, as provided by Law No. 50 of June 7, 1996. The law establishes the second Tuesday of May for this recognition.
That same day -- at a ceremony recognizing a number of voluntary organizations in the headquarters of the Puerto Rico Emergency Management Agency (AEMEAD) -- AEMEAD Executive Director Heriberto Saurí presented the proclamation celebrating Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Operator Day, signed by the Governor of Puerto Rico Luis G. Fortuño. Carlos Rosado, KP4CAR, accepted the proclamation on behalf of all radio amateurs in Puerto Rico, and especially on behalf of the Amateur Radio Volunteer Corps of Puerto Rico (CVRPR), who work closely with the agency in both drills and emergency situations.
“With this proclamation, we have the opportunity to promote and publicize Amateur Radio as a tool of vital importance when maintaining active communications in the event of a breakdown in traditional communications systems due to an emergency and to maintain the flow of information, whether internal or external, as well if necessary,” Saurí said at the ceremony.