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World Amateur Radio Day

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was founded on April 18, 1925. Because of that, the date has been universally established as World Amateur Radio Day.

IARU is a worldwide organization representing federations of diverse nationalities, bringing together more than 153 countries, with Cuba among them, represented by Federación de Radioaficionados de Cuba (FRC), founded on July 15, 1966, with the objective of bringing together radio amateurs in the country and to facilitate their improvement in this non-profit hobby.

Radio experimenter amateurs were the first ones to use the short-wave radio spectrum for the benefit of mankind. In the race for using shorter wavelengths, amateur radio was in “serious danger of being displaced”. Therefore, amateur radio pioneers gathered in Paris in 1925 and created IARU to support amateur radio throughout the world, becoming at the same time, a forum for matters of common interest and to represent radio amateurs collectively before the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).

Two years later, at the International Radiotelegraphy Conference, amateur radio obtained several allocations, still in force to this day, among them, those frequencies corresponding to the 160, 80, 40, 20 and 10-meter bands. It is worth mentioning that since it was founded, IARU has worked towards the defence and promotion of allocations of frequencies for radio amateurs.

Of the 25 countries that formed IARU in 1925, the organization has grown to include 160 member societies in three regions: IARU Region 1 comprises Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Northern Asia; Region 2, the Americas, our region, and Region 3 comprises Australia, New Zealand, Pacific island nations and most of Asia. ITU recognizes that IARU
represents the interests of amateur radio throughout the world.

Amateur radio, as it is known nowadays, started at the beginning of the 20th century, achieving formal recognition at the International Radiotelegraphy Conference of 1927 in Washington D.C. Currently, the service operates essentially under the same general mandate, which has 3remained unchanged since then.

Congratulations therefore to all radio amateurs,  throughout the world on this April 18, 2018.

– Gopal Madhavan VU2GMN
President Amateur Radio Society of India and Director International Amateur Radio Union (Region 3).

World Amateur Radio Day Seminar 2019

Seminar Theme: Amateur Radio and its scope for School Students in India.’

Special Attraction: Amateur Radio Quiz with Exclusive Prizes for School Students.

Chief Patron:
Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi  – Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal,
President – ARES Scout Group.

Janab Dr M. Nuruzzaman – VU3YOH, Member – West Bengal Legislative Assembly,
Group Leader – ARES Scout Group., Vice President – ARCCS.

Chief Guest:
Mr Lionel M. Chellappa, Principal & Asst. Administrator – The Assembly of God Church School.

Guest of Honour:
Shri V. S. Ramachandran – Director – Birla Industrial & Technological Museum,
(NCSM, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India).

Convenor & Keynote Speaker:
Janab Mohammad Ariff – VU2HRF, Professional Social Worker,
Secretary & Custodian – Amateur Radio Convention And Conference Samity (ARCCS),  President – Bengal Amateur Radio Society, Rover Scout Leader – ARES Scout Group.

Master of Ceremony:
Ms Ramsha Tuba – VU3RTY, College Student, Radio Jove Scholar, Rajya Puraskar Guide, Lady Cub Master – ARES Scout Group.

delegate registration

Welcome to the website of World Amateur Radio Day Seminar 2019 organized by the Amateur Radio Convention and Conference Samity – ARCCS and its Amateur Radio Emergency Services Scout Group (ARES) in collaboration with The Birla Industrial & Technological Museum. This is the 10th consecutive year that we are celebrating the World Amateur Radio Day in at the Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, Kolkata.

Sponsored by:The Kolkata Yoga Club, Aquamarine International, Handicrafts Today, Artifex Events, Artifex Media Productions, Audio Visual Studio and Trips & Tours.

In association with The Bengal Amateur Radio Society and The Amateur Radio Club of the Assembly of God Church School.

12.00 – 13.45 hours: Distribution of Delegate Kits,
13.45 – 14.00 hours: Assembly in the auditorium,
14.00 – 14.15 hours: Introductions & Lighting of inaugural diya,
14.15 – 14.30 hours: Speech by Guest of Honour,
14.30 – 14.45 hours: Speech by Chief Guest,
14.45 – 15.15 hours: Keynote Lecture on the theme,
15.15 – 15.45 hours: Movie Show on the theme
15.45 – 16.00 hours: Q & A Session,
16.00 – 16.30 hours: Tea Break,
16.30 – 17.30 hours: Quiz on Amateur Radio,
17.30 – 18.00 hours: Distribution of Prizes.

Prizes for Amateur Radio Quiz:
One 1st Prize for school student – 1 Year School Tuition Fee.*
Two 2nd Prize for school students – Price of School Books.*
Three 3rd Prize for school students – Price of Exercise Books.*
One 1st Prize for Amateur Radio Operator – 8W Baofeng UHF/VHF Transceiver.**
One 2nd Prize for Amateur Radio Operator – Nagoya Car Mount UHF/VHF Antenna.
One 3rd Prize for Amateur Radio Operator – Nagoya UHF/VHF Antenna.
Three Parent/Guardian Prize – Gift Hamper.
Three Short Wave Listener Prize – Gift Hamper.

* One Actual Basis.
** Must Possess a valid Amateur Radio Licence.

delegate registration


This kind of event (WARD Seminar 2015) should be a regular affair and more stress should be on Home Brewing rather than disaster mitigation.

Shri Atanu Dasgupta (VU2ATN), Veteran Amateur Radio Operator.

I am privileged to be a part of the World Amateur Radio Day Seminar 2016. This event has been professionally organised and is or international standard. I wish ARCCS all the very best in their future endeavours.

Smt. Sumita Sahi (VU3NEI), President SORA.