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20180311 - World Amateur Radio Day - April 18

posted Mar 10, 2018, 12:05 AM by News Team
The 1st Bullsbrook Air Scouts shared with us the announcement of the World Radio Network / Friendship Net activities for World Amateur Radio Day on April 18th.

You'll be able to work W2W and obtain a special event QSL card for the occasion.

Participation is via Echolink and IRLP, node 9251 and the World Conference Server.

We'll keep you up to date as more information comes to hand.


PRESS RELEASE
World Radio Network/World Friendship Net Announces World Amateur Radio Day 2018
For the 4th straight year.

Rochester, NY., March 9, 2018:  THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK and THE WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET today announced that for the 4th  straight year, we will be participating in WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2018 ON VOIP/ECHOLINK on the WORLD CONFERENCE SERVER/IRLP 9251. APRIL 18TH, 2018. We are part of NARRI/Nevada amateur radio repeaters, inc. Kent Johnson/W7AOR is the primary trustee of this organization.

In 2018 we are proud to announce for the first time ever we will have a special event call sign "W2W" been secured for this event. As well as we will have a commemorative special event "WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2018" QSL Card. We will have a 12 hour net with 8 different net controllers from all over the world. We will have 3 special guest check in throughout the event.

The 2017 event, We recorded over 426 check ins, 45 International stations, 23 countries, 125 new check ins. The net lasted 12 hours and 15 minutes, with 6 net controllers. We had over 310 QSL card request. The net ran for 12 hours plus with 6 different net controllers doing 2 hour shifts. We also had a special event qsl card that was available upon request. We were happy to announce that last year's net was the LARGEST event on VOIP/ECHOLINK.

As Special event coordinator for the THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK and THE WORLD FRIENDSHIP NET none of this could have possible if not for the over 426 check ins and the 6 great net controllers who took time out of their day and contributed time for this event.


W2JLD-John, Special Event Coordinator for the World Radio Network and The World Friendship Net.  KM400C - Mike, Net Manager and KD8TBC - Lee, Asst Net Manager for The World Radio Network and The World Friendship Net. WH6DWF - Todd, System admin for the western reflector, N7HVN - Cathy, NCS for WORLD RADIO NETWORK.

So please join us again as we celebrate amateur radio all around the world on APRIL 18TH at 16:00 UTC  (12 NOON EST, 9AM PST) via ECHOLINK on the "World" Conference server (IRLP 9251) for the 4th annual "WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2018" as we celebrate this special event. We will again have a special event QSL card available upon request. We will have a 12 hour net with 8 different net controllers from all over the world.

Be part of something that's bigger than all of us ,Let's make WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2018 one of the largest special event nets on ECHOLINK ever!!!

BELOW IS MORE INFO:

World Radio Network: Special WARD IRLP/ECHOLINK Net
16:00 -17:30 (12 NOON EST, 9AM PST) UTC via the World Conference server (IRLP 9251) W2JLD, KM4OOC, KD8TBC,N7HVN, KB3JUF, WH6DWF Net Controllers. All stations from around the world are encouraged to check in.

World Friendship Net: Special WARD IRLP/ECHOLINK Net
00:00 - 01:30 (8PM EST, 5 PM PST) UTC via the World Conference Server (IRLP 9251)
W2JLD, KM4OOC, KD8TBC,N7HVN, KB3JUF, WH6DWF Net Controllers. All stations from around the world are encouraged to check in.

 

EMAIL ANY QUESTIONS TO:

JOHN DERYCKE - W2JLD
W2JLD2@GMAIL.COM

MIKE HIGGINS - KM4OOC
KM4OOC@GMAIL.COM
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