ROC-HAM Radio Network Celebrates World Amateur Radio Day as W2W

April 10, 2024

By John (W2JLD)

  • World Amateur Radio Day 2024 – April 18th – 10:00AM EST / 14:00 UTC
  • EchoLink ROC-HAM Conference Server Node 531091
  • AllStar node numbers 2585, 47918, 47620, 53130 and 53131
  • DMR TGIF Talk Group 2585
  • Extended Freedom SIP Portal 2585

From 16th April until 20th April, 2024

If you hear (W2JLD) on 10 meters (28.405), 20 meters (14.313) or 40 meters (7.185) please check in with me and get yourself a special event QSL card.

Update: With a few days to go till World Amateur Radio Day 2024, we will be looking for volunteers to cover time slots. We will start at 10AM EST and go till 10PM. If you are interested in doing a 1 hour time slot or a 2 hour time slot, please by all means contact W2JLD or GW8SZL via email and leave your info and what time you’d would like to do and for how long. We could never do this special event if not for the volunteers whom take time out of their day to do this event.

In 2024 we are proud to announce that we have secured our original W2W Special event call sign, so make sure you stop by in 2024 and us celebrate World Amateur Radio Day.

World Amateur Radio Day 2024

This year IARU is very pleased to announce the theme of: "A Century of Connections: Celebrating 100 years of Amateur Radio Innovation, Community, and Advocacy."

IARU celebrates its centenary in 2025. Since its founding in Paris, France, IARU has worked tirelessly to promote innovation in amateur radio and to encourage the growth of the service in communities throughout the world. IARU has represented the Amateur Services at international and regional regulatory bodies by relying on our volunteers who come from many countries and communities.

Read more about World Amateur Radio Day 2024 from the IARU.

While 2024 will mark our 9th anniversary of this event, it also shows how much we as a group of like minded individuals who have made this hobby what it is today.

In 2015, I came up with an idea to recognize World Amateur Radio Day that no one else came up with while I was a net controller on another EchoLink conference and after leaving that conference it was moved to another EchoLink conference where it was welcomed with open arms and since 2015 the event has grown 10 fold. Now I have my own EchoLink conference, the ROC-HAM. The special event now has a permanent home, where I will continue doing what I started in 2015.

World Amateur Radio Day

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. April 18th 2024 marks the 99th anniversary of the formation of the IARU in Paris.

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.

Read more about World Amateur Radio Day from the IARU.

For the History of the IARU please visit:

IARU, a federation of the national amateur radio societies of over 150 countries worldwide, is the global advocate for amateur radio through its Sector Membership in the International Telecommunication Union, an agency of the U.N., and other activities.

No matter where World Amateur Radio Day is celebrated, be part of something that’s bigger than all of us.

This special event is put on to bring people together, celebrate, and explore the world of amateur radio. Have great fellowships, makes friends, learn new things, whether your special event is a large one or a small one its all about celebrating amateur radio. So make sure you stop by to one of the largest special events on VOIP/EchoLink on the ROC-HAM EchoLink conference node 531091 and on AllStar nodes 2585, 47918, 47620, 53130, 53131.

Let's make this special event huge, support "World Amateur Radio Day," and see if we can break the record. You have 12 hours to do so.

Last year we brought together over 500 ham radio operators, many of them from all over the world connecting via different modes, many from different cultures.

For more information, check out the ROC-HAM website.

Source: ROC-HAM Radio Network  open_in_new

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