Charles Pyle reminiscing radio moments
Charles Pyle reminiscing radio moments. We’re reminiscing about some serious radio moments with this illustration by Chuck Pyle! In fact, today is Amateur Radio Day, which is your opportunity to dive into the world of amateur radio and discover what new friends and communities exist all over the world, so why wait?
History of Amateur Radio Day
Back in April of 1925, the International Amateur Radio Union came into existence in the incredibly cosmopolitan city of Paris. These intrepid adventurers had discovered that the short wave spectrum that amateur radio used to transmit and receive was able to unite people the world over, something that had formerly been speculated as being impossible. This group of experimental radionauts proved this theory wrong, and banded together to campaign for and protect those bandwidths that would come to serve the community of radio enthusiasts.
Since then the IARU has worked tirelessly to broaden the range of bandwidths available to radio fans, and has expanded to include members all over the world, from 25 countries at last count. Interest in Amateur Radio has only grown since those early days, with over 3,000,000 licensed operators spreading their voices across the globe today. It’s through this medium that people from different nations and cultures were able to spread ideas with great speed, long before the ability to shoot off an email or video chat was ever possible.