World Amateur Radio Day 2022

World Amateur Radio Day 2022 – APRIL 18TH – 9AM EST/13.00UTC

ECHOLINK *ROC-HAM* Conference Server Node 531091.

Allstar node numbers 2585, 47620, 53130 and 53131.

In 2022 we are proud to announce that we have secured our original “W2W” Special event call sign, so make sure you stop by in 2022 and again help us celebrate WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY.

While 2022 will mark our 7th 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.

World Amateur Radio Day 2023 - Scheduled Net Controllers - DRAFT

PSTESTUTC Callsign Notes
6am - 8am9am - 11am1300 - 1500W2JLD JohnSpecial Event Coordinator for "WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY"
8am - 10am11am - 1pm1500 - 17002W0KYH DeclanNet Controller for the SCARS
10am - 12pm1pm - 3pm1700 - 1900GW8SZL DaveSCARS NCS, Admin for ANZEL, System Manager SWDG
12pm - 2pm3pm - 5pm1900 - 2100GM0UUB Graham & MM7HQS HelenNet Controls for the KB1 Multimode & BBQ Net on the IRN
2pm - 3pm5pm - 6pm2100 - 2200
3pm - 4pm6pm - 7pm2200 - 2300KC5FM LloydManager of the Sunflower network
4pm - 6pm7pm - 9pm2300 - 0100KI5OZZ NancyNet Control for the Boredom Breakers Net
6pm - 7pm9pm - 10pm0100 - 0200KD2GUT CarynEditor of Amateur Radio Newsline
7pm - 9pm10pm - Midnight0200 - 0400W2JLD JohnSpecial Event Coordinator for "WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY"
9pm - 10pmMidnight - 1am0400 - 0500TBD

World Amateur Radio Day 2022

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.

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.

Just two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized today — 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. Since its founding, the IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency allocations for Amateur Radio. Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout the radio spectrum. From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur Radio.

Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with more than 3,000,000 licensed operators!

World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide.

Theme for World Amateur Radio Day 2022 Announced

The IARU Administrative Council has chosen “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society” as the theme for World Amateur Radio Day, Monday, 18 April 2022.

No matter where WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY is celebrated, be part of something that’s bigger than all of us.

It’s almost time to mark the 97th anniversary of the formation of The International Amateur Radio Union in Paris in 1925.

For the History of the IARU please visit:

Come by the original WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY Celebration that started 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 that 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.

Fast forward 7 years later………….

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 event on VOIP/Echolink on the *ROC-HAM* Echolink conference node 531091 and on Allstar nodes 2585, 47620, 53130, 53131

Let’s make this special event huge, support “WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY” and see if we can break the record of over 621 checkins, you have 16 hours to do so.

Last year we brought together 621 ham radio operators, many of them from all over the world connecting via different modes, many from different cultures. During this pandemic the theme of “Amateur Radio: Home but Never Alone” certainly lived up to it theme…….It was a time where more ham radio licenses were issued in any other time…..ham radio was a vital link for so many people……but have we not been social distancing from the very beginning. So now its time to celebrate amateur radio and what it means to be part of something bigger than all of us.

This year the IARU Administrative Council has chosen “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society” as the theme for World Amateur Radio Day.

So make sure you stop by check in with all the net controllers and grab a special event qsl card. We will also have a live stream on the original WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY YouTube channel…..

In 2022 we are proud to announce we will have a special event call sign “W2W” that has been secured for this event. As well as we will have a commemorative special event “WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY 2022” QSL Card. We will have a 16 hour net with 12 different net controllers from all over the world, as always we will have a special event QSL Card that you can obtain via a S.A.S.E., W2JLD/JOHN DERYCKE, 85 AMHERST ST APT2, ROCHESTER,NY.14607. If you are getting more than one qsl card make sure you adhere the proper postage to your S.A.S.E.

We also do international requests, so don’t be afraid to ask for a card, and I don’t think I need to draw a picture of how to do a self addressed stamped envelope, the ham radio community that I know is intelligent enough to know how. There are more than enough special event qsl cards to go around so check in with each net controllers and get a card, remember if your getting more than 1 card make sure you have proper postage on your S.A.S.E.

If you do not want to do the S.A.S.E. option you can donate $5.00 usd to cover postage and handling cost to my PayPal account at

If you are using the paypal method and are looking to get more than one qsl card please add 2.00$ to cover additional postage and handling cost.

VOIP/ECHOLINK *ROC-HAM* Conference node #531091
18 – 19 April 13:00 – 04:00 UTC (9AM EDT-1AM EDT) via VOIP/ECHOLINK *ROC-HAM* Conference node #531091/Allstar #2585,47620, 53130, 53131. W2JLD, GW8SZL, 2W0KYH, VA3ODJ, KI50ZZ, KC5FM, GM0UUB & MM7HQS, KD2GUT, KL7RCS Net Controllers. Special event callsign W2W. All stations from around the world are encouraged to check in. Special event qsl Card will be available via S.A.S.E. for more info goto

For more info on the IARU…..Click here for the link