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. The North Wales Amateur Radio Group had a tremendous day at the club HQ in Mochdre celebrating the World Amateur Radio Day 2023 operating phone and cw on all bands between 40m and 6m with some great contacts made.
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. To find out more about the IARU and the World Amateur Radio day visit the https://www.iaru.org website.