The Amateur Radio Voice of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

The National WWI Museum and Memorial continues to partner with amateur radio to host special event station WW1USA from the Museum and Memorial.

2020 Operating Dates

  • May 9, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. – Remote Event
  • 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 remotely participating in May or in person at the Museum and Memorial in October. You can email ww1usa@theworldwar.org to answer questions about the station and amateur radio. Museum and Memorial volunteer, Charles Van Way, cvanway@kc.rr.com, can answer historical questions and provide information about the Museum and Memorial. More information is available at qrz.com/db/WW1USA.

    QSL with WW1USA will be available by mail with SASE or other postage provided or via eQSL. After these special program offerings, 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 either of the two 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. 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. As of 2020, we have had 85,000 look-ups on QRZ.com.

    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!