The Amateur Radio Voice of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial will again partner with amateur radio to host special event station WW1USA from the Museum and Memorial during 2019 for the centennial of World War I, observed internationally from 2014 through 2019.

2020 Operating Dates

  • May 9-10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – On the Southeast Lawn
  • Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – In the West Lobby

  • The operation dates of WW1USA often coincide with other events held at the Museum and Memorial highlighting lessons from the first worldwide war. The public is invited to share the experience by stopping by the station site (outdoors in the spring/summer and indoors in the winter). Amateur radio operators from the Kansas City region will be on hand to answer questions about the station and amateur radio, while Museum and Memorial volunteers will be available to answer historical questions and to provide information about the Museum.

    QSL with WW1USA is available by mail with SASE or other postage provided or via eQSL. On special event weekends, a link will be provided to request a special emailed certificate commemorating your contact with WW1USA.

    All Amateur Radio operators who present an operator license on any of the above dates will receive $5 admission to the Museum and Memorial for themselves and up to three guests.
    No other discounts apply.

    The previous years for WW1USA have proved to be incredibly successful! Our centennial commemoration series concluded in November 2018 after 19 events. In total, WW1USA has logged contacts with nearly 27,000 amateurs in all 50 United States, 11 of 12 Canadian Providences and in 133 countries worldwide. The station has replied to more than 2,500 QSL requests with sase and eQSL. More than 300 operators from the Kansas City region participated in the operation of WW1USA. More than 5,000 amateurs throughout the world requested and received personalized contact certificates and lookups on QRZ.com exceeded 75,000 at the end of 2018.

    These results mean that we are achieving the mission to raise awareness of the Great War centennial, furthering the National WWI Museum and Memorial's mission of teaching the history and lessons of the war, and providing a positive image of Amateur Radio and expanding awareness of it. None of this would be possible without the fraternity of amateur radio operators the world over, particularly those in the Kansas City region. The success of WW1USA is a credit to their contributions.

    Miss WW1USA in past years? See what we did!