Each year on 18 April, radio amateurs celebrate World Amateur
Radio Day. On that day in 1925 the International Amateur Radio
Union (IARU) was founded. In 2009, the theme of the event is
Amateur Radio: Your Resource in Disaster and Emergency
It is not by coincidence that last year’s meeting of the IARU Administrative Council chose this subject at this time. While the Amateur Radio Service has traditionally made its contributions to emergency and disaster response ever since its very beginnings almost 100 years ago, this role has gained a lot of importance just in the recent past. It has done so mainly...