13 February is the day UNESCO
devotes to Radio, with the aim to enhance this mass media, simple and low cost, specifically suited to reach remote communities and
The motto of this year, "Dialogue, Tolerance and Peace", is specially significant for
EURAO and radio amateurs, a subcategory within the Radio,
who have the opportunity to carry around the world these values. We also know them as "ham spirit".
Several members of EURAO organize special activities
around this day:
the following stations on air: AO1WRD, AO2WRD, AO3WRD, AO4WRD, AO5WRD, AO6WRD, AO7WRD, AO8WRD
and AO9WRD; from Friday 8 to Sunday 17.
Also other amateur radio stations from other countries will celebrate this day. Stay tuned and join this event. You're still on time.
Check the website:
Amateur Radio News...
On April 5, 2009, the presidents of the three first member associations
decided to establish themselves as a Promoters Committee
with the aim of legalizing EURAO.
So they signed a formal constitution document, in some cases very solemnly, as you can see in this
Other members joined later on, reaching up to 13 associations from seven countries and two continents
before dissolving the Promoters Committee in 2013, four years later, when the first Statutes were finally approved, the purpose for which
it was created. Great job, guys! We remember those days with pride.
Although EURAO is a global organization, most of its members are European and, within these, from European Union
So lately the Secretary-General, EA3CIW, has initiated a round of contacts with several MEPs to introduce EURAO
and amateur radio sector, explore ways of support and mutual collaboration, and protect citizenship rights.
It's still early to venture results, but the talks are on track and we hope to see some effects soon.