Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris .
In Saint Lucia we intend taking the celebration around the island in every one of the seventeen districts. We started with the capital city of Castries in 2013, the busy tourist district of Gros-Islet in 2014, and in 2015 we will be going into the small fishing village of Anse-La-Raye.
In a public display of our prized artform, we invite not only special invited guests which include the District Representatives, the National Emergency Management Organization NEMO, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission NTRC and the Saint Lucia Red Cross Society, but we focus on the young persons especially school children who we hope will continue the development of amateur radio on our island.
We also pay special attention to our sponsors who from time to time come forward to support our organization.
The day will begin with an opening ceremony and throughout the day we will operate HF and VHF equipment, display old and new amateur radio gear, provide video shows and discussions.
World Amateur Radio Day is the day when the Saint Lucia Amateur Radio Club can show our capabilities to the public and are encouraged to take advantage of this special day to promote amateur radio in our country.
Remember when all else fails – Amateur Radio is here.
All interested individuals are asked to write the SLARC at P.O. Box CCP 5464, Castries St. Lucia.