18, 2018 was
the 4th Annual World Amateur Radio
Day Special Event
call sign was W2W (for 3 days only
John is the coordinator of this event and the special call sign.
The call sign was good only for the event.
Any questions regarding this event should be directed to John W2JLD2@gmail.com
UPDATE April 19, 2018
- The WORLD AMATEUR RADIO DAY was a HUGE success. We managed to get
504 CHECK INS IN 12HRS AND 15MINS, 225 QSL CARD REQUESTS, 37 FOREIGN
STATIONS, 20 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES, 139 NEW CHECK INS. Again for the
4th straight year it was the largest net ever on ECHOLINK for a special
event. I (W2JLD) want to thank everyone that participated in this
event, without you it would have never been possible. I would like
to thank: N7HVN - CATHY- WH6DWF - TODD - VO1UKZ - DARRYLL - N0STY
- NASTY - KG7KA - LOREN - WB8ODF - DAVE - W7AWN - PHIL - KD8TBC -
LEE for their support and dedication for this event. Great job to
everyone whom participated. We will be doing this again in 2019 so
stay tuned for further details. We had 16 Echolink conferences connected
for this event. We were live via FACEBOOK and BROADCASTIFY and RADIO
REFERENCE We had several modes connected: IRLP, ALLSTAR, DMR, C4FM,
WIRES-X. What an amazing special event this was and we are so looking
forward to 2019.
cards are available for making a contact. DO
NOT GO TO QRZ for this information.
Each controller kept a log and submited it to W2JLD.
To obtain a QSL card, include your time of contact and the IRLP, conference
or VHF/UHF frequency.
Send an SASE to John DeRycke, 85 Amherst St, Apt 2, Rochester, NY
Would be nice if you include your own QSL card.
Note: You may apply for up to 8 cards if you check in with each controller.
Provide the time of each check in
and one envelope large enough for the number of cards you are asking
Additional postage may be needed.
Here is a sample of the 2018 QSL card: (Actual card will not have
Here are the QSL cards from the last 2 years:
might be interested in what it took John to obtain and operate a special
event call sign. Click
here to read the PDF file.
is the Press Release to be given out March 9th provided by John
Held every April 18th and 2018 was the 4th year we have done this.
Last year (2017) we logged in 426 check-ins in a 12 hr and 15 min
net with 6 net controllers
from all over the world. The response was overwhelming.
W2JLD started this in 2015 and 2018 was our 4th year that the World
Conference Server hosted it.
A.R.R.L sponsored it this year.
is a link to the IARU information.
John coordinated the 2018 event with ARRL. Here is their response.
"Your Special Event announcement has been received and has been
posted to the ARRL Special Event Web site at www.arrl.org/special-event-
Please check the listing. Your event announcement will appear in the
April 2018 issue of QST."
Here is the schedule as of 3-29-18 (Subject to change)
Amateur Radio Newsline Report 2109 for Friday, March 30, 2018 an interview
was done regarding WARD.
is the text of the interview.
is the audio file.
shirts are available. Design
1, Design 2
Order by email or phone.