2021 World Amateur Radio Day


World Amateur Radio Day will be observed on Sunday, 18 April 2021.

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World Amateur Radio Day is Sunday, April 18, 2021 |

To: Section Managers, Section Emergency Coordinators, Section Traffic Managers, Public Information Coordinators, Public Information Officers, and Affiliated Club Coordinators

Dear friends,

Join the celebration! 2021 World Amateur Radio Day is this Sunday, April 18. It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was formed in Paris, France. ARRL Co-Founder Hiram Percy Maxim was its first president.

On World Amateur Radio Day, you’re invited to take to the airwaves to celebrate our global community of radio amateurs who explore, develop, and practice radio communications. The Hiram Percy Maxim Memorial Station, W1AW, will be on the air throughout WARD from ARRL’s headquarters in Connecticut.

The IARU has chosen “Amateur Radio: Home but Never Alone” as the theme for 2021 WARD. Let’s make a big splash to celebrate the opportunities for service, skill, and discovery that make being hams so much fun and rewarding! Spread the word among your radio clubs, Field Organization volunteers, community information outlets, and with local media. You’ll find lots of ideas for planning your participation of World Amateur Radio Day at And remember that ARRL Field Day is just around the corner – June 26-27 – so use World Amateur Radio Day to promote interest in ham radio throughout your community before the next big event!

ARRL resources for World Amateur Radio Day…

Poster or flyer
World Amateur Radio Day poster (8-1/2 x 11 JPG)
Día Mundial de la Radioafición poster (8-1/2 x 11 JPG)
Special thanks to ARRL member Anne Frank, KD9LRB of Deer Park, Wisconsin, featured in these posters!

Social media and website graphics (JPG)
440 x 220  English  Spanish
468 x 200  English  Spanish
608 x 259  English  Spanish
700 x 225  English  Spanish
1080 x 1080  English  Spanish
1200 x 628  English  Spanish
5599 x 1566 banner  English  Spanish

Backgrounder and Media Advisory Template
2021 World Amateur Radio Day backgrounder (PDF)

2021 World Amateur Radio Day media advisory (WORD template)

Día Mundial de la Radioafición 2021 transfondo (PDF)

Día Mundial de la Radioafición 2021 aviso a los medios (WORD template)

ARRL News | Celebrate World Amateur Radio Day 2021 on April 18 (4/1/2021)

Additional Resources…

IARU | World Amateur Radio Day

IARU Region 2: The Americas | World Amateur Radio Day

Article: “Why World Amateur Radio Day is key to highlight crucial service,” ITU News Magazine (No. 1, 2021)

Social media hashtags (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)…

We hope to see you on the air for World Amateur Radio Day! If you contribute to a media hit that mentions World Amateur Radio Day, share it with us:

73 Bob NQ1R

Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R – for ARRL Public Relations & Outreach

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The ARRL Public Relations Committee…

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John Bloodgood, KD0SFY

Ed Efchak, WX2R

Andy Milluzzi, KK4LWR

Gordon Mooneyhan, W4EGM

Scott Roberts, KK4ECR

Angel Santana, WP3GW

Alan Griffith (RAC Representative)

Bob Inderbitzen, NQ1R (Chair and Staff Liaison)

For the latest Amateur/Ham Radio news and information, please visit this blog daily.  Our news feeds are updated daily and weekly.  Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)

Public Information Officer

Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section

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