The Amateur Radio Voice of the National WWI Museum and Memorial

Join us on air at WW1USA during the Centennial commemoration!

The National World War I Museum and Memorial will again partner with amateur radio to host special event station WW1USA from the Museum during the 2016 centennial observance of World War I. The international centennial observance will be held from 2014 through 2018.

The first two years for WW1USA proved to be incredibly successful. During 2014-2015 operations, WW1USA logged contacts with more than 8,500 amateurs in all 50 United States and in 95 countries worldwide. The station has replied to more than 800 QSL requests with sase and eQSL. More than 200 amateurs and non-amateurs from the Kansas City region participated in the operation ofWW1USA. Nearly 400 amateurs throughout the world requested and received emailed contact certificates, while lookups on QRZ.com exceeded 26,000 at the end of 2015.

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

The operation of WW1USA will often coincide with other events held at the Museum to highlight 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 volunteers will also be available to answer historical questions and to provide information about the Museum.

QSL with WW1USA is 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 for themselves and up to three guests. No other discounts apply. 

2016 Operating Dates
Feb. 13-14: National World War I Museum and Memorial Amateur Radio Club 
May 7-8: Johnson County Radio Amateurs Club (W0ERH.org)
July 23-24: Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club (Sftarc.org)
Oct. 8-9: Raytown Amateur Radio Club (K0GQ.com)
Organizations interested in serving as host clubs in 2016 may contact Herb Fiddick at hfiddick@gmail.com

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