National Argentine Radio Amateur Day

National Argentine Radio Amateur Day

National Argentine Radio Amateur Day

Radio has the charm of being a traditional means of communication, which despite all the new technologies, connects with the public using only one resource: voice.

Since its inception, radio has always been, despite technological advances, a vital means of communication between the countryside and the city. Especially in those regions where distances are long and modernity is slow.

National Argentine Radio Amateur Day

Short wave radio.

What radio amateurs do

Radio amateurs intervene with their stations and equipment, where summoned or not, provide their service in situations of emergencies, catastrophes or other needs where traditional communications cease or are not available.

We emphasize then with this, that the activity is not a hobby, but a Service, in which the radio amateur makes his equipment and knowledge available to be used by the community.

History of radio amateurs

National Argentine Radio Amateur Day

The October 15, 1913, the Ministry of the Navy regulated the radioelectric spectrum and was the one who granted the first amateur radio license to Teodoro Belloq. He installed a telegraph radio station in Av. Callao at 1600, and another in a fifth in San Isidro.

The October 21, 1921 a qualified group of radio amateurs met, the Radio Club Argentino, the third radio club in the world in the history of mankind, then from England (Real Society Great Britain) and the United States (American Radio Relay League).

National Argentine Radio Amateur Day

Radio amateurs emerged at the beginning of the last century. (Photo: Pexels)

The “Argentine Radio Amateur Day” was instituted by the Third Argentine Convention of Radio Amateurs, held in the city of Mar del Plata del November 4-14, 1950.

The Argentine satellite Lusat 1 (one of the 7 that were sent and the first by Argentina) launched in January 1990, by means of an Ariane rocket, was developed by a group of Argentine radio amateurs, through Amsat Argentina and built in part in our country and the rest in Boulder, Colorado.

Its mission, which still works despite the fact that its batteries operate at a fraction of their initial power, is to provide packet communications to all radio amateurs in the country and around the world.

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