Logo-IARUOn April 18, 2013 we’ll celebrate the World Amateur Radio Day on the 88th Anniversary of the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union, IARU.

This theme for this year World Amateur Radio Day is “Amateur Radio: Entering Its Second Century of Disaster Communications”

Several Member Societies, and clubs related to them, will have special event stations on the air.

Mexico – FMRE, with the help of Grupo DXXE, will activate a unique prefix for the first time: 4A8DMR (DMR = Día Mundial del Radioaficionado).  This station will be active from April 18 to 21, 2013 on all bands from 6 meters to 160 in all modes including EME and amateur radio satellites from different Grid Locators throughout Mexico.  QSL via N7RO and LoTW.  Log will be available also on ClubLog.

Puerto Rico – To echo the theme for this year the ARRL’s Puerto Rico Field Day Group will be active on April 18 from the Emergency Management Agency of the city of Cataño, Puerto Rico.  QSL via QRZ.com as well as LoTW.

If your IARU Member Society will be active to celebrate the World Amateur Radio Day please let us know to update this list.

Joaquin Solana XE1R
News Editor – IARU R2
xe1r@iaru-r2.org