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Special Event Stations Mark World Amateur Radio Day, April 18

04/18/2015 Today, Saturday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD). The event celebrates the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) on April 18, 1925, in Paris, with ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim, 1AW, as its first president.

From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions.

Radio amateurs worldwide are taking to the airwaves to mark the occasion with special event stations. A listing is on the IARU WARD page.




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