World Day of ham

Today, a large group of enthusiastic amateurs all over the world celebrates "professional" holiday — Day of ham (World Amateur Radio Day). The Company section, mugs radio in Russia are also taking part in the events of World Day for amateur radio, talking about the work of like-minded people and popularizing an intellectual hobby.

on April 18 1925 in Paris, founded the International Amateur Radio Union (International Amateur Radio Union, IARU), due to this event in radio and have a reason to celebrate each year the successes and achievements.

It is believed that most of the radio technology were first investigated by radio amateurs (Photo: Mny-Jhee, Shutterstock) Each year, World Day for amateur radio is held under a certain motto. For example, in 2007, the motto was the slogan "The expansion of the telecommunications world," and the motto of 2010 are the words "The combination of experience with modern digital communication technology┬╗ (Combining communication experience with modern digital techniques).

According to some experts, the 21st century will be the century of a truly amateurs, and the number of people in this hobby thoroughly "step over" three-million mark today. It is also believed that the majority of radio technology, which we did not hesitate to use in everyday life, were first investigated by radio amateurs. This primarily refers to the cell phones.

In recent years, an incredibly fast evolving digital communications. After the Second World War and the first half of the 1980s radioteletype, also known as RTTY, was the only digital mode HF, affordable lovers. In the second half of the 1980s, along with the introduction and increasing popularity of personal computers, debuted first amateur digital mode of communication — AMTOR. With AMTOR opportunity accurately transmit texts.

According to some experts, the 21st century will be the century of a truly amateurs (Photo: upthebanner, Shutterstock) We should also mention the fact that many prominent radio engineers and specialists in electronics began his professional career in amateur radio societies. Inventions and technologies that have received "start in life" from the hands of amateurs, even after many years not lost its relevance — our reliable assistants are radio and television transmitters and receivers, including two-sided ways radio, adaptive antennas and other necessary technology.

May 7 in 1945, commending the contribution of radio in the development of the country in the defeat of Nazi Germany, the government set up a special memorial day — Day of the radio.