WW1USA

The Amateur Radio Voice of the National WWI Museum and Memorial


Past Events


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.





2016 Activities

2016 operating dates included: Feb. 13-14 with the National World War I Museum and Memorial Amateur Radio Club, May 7-8 with the Johnson County Radio Amateurs Club (W0ERH.org), July 23-24 with the Santa Fe Trail Amateur Radio Club (Sftarc.org) and Oct. 8-9 with the Raytown Amateur Radio Club (K0GQ.com).

In 2016, 101 operators were involved with WW1USA, including hams from the KC metro area, St. Joseph, and northwestern Mo. towns, to as far away as Detroit, with total contact for the year reaching 4,500.

Over the past 3 years and 11 total operations, WWIUSA has logged 12,500 total contacts in all 50 states, 11 of 12 Canadian Providences, and 60 countries worldwide. Over 250 operators, including those from the KC metro area, St. Joseph, Warrensburg, and Joplin, have participated. 6 different local and regional amateur radio clubs have sponsored WW1USA and equipment sponsorship has come from Icom, US Tower, Associated Radio, and KC Web.


2015 Activities

In 2015, WW1USA operated on three separate and significant dates: Feb. 7-8 commemorated the beginning of the War in the Air, Sept. 12-13 highlighted trench warfare and Dec. 12-13 commemorated the withdrawal from Gallipoli.

During 2014-2015 operations, WW1USA logged contacts with more than 8,500 amateurs in all 50 United States and in 60 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 have participated in the operation of WW1USA. Nearly 400 amateurs throughout the world requested and received emailed contact certificates, while lookups on this QRZ page exceeded 26,000 at the end of 2015.


2014 Activities

In 2014, WW1USA operated on several significant dates beginning on June 28-29 to commemorate the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914. Aug. 2-3 commemorated the beginning of the Great War as the countries officially declared war. Sept.r 6-7 highlighted the Battle of the Marne, often referred to as the “Miracle of the Marne.” Dec. 27-28 remembered the 1914 Christmas Truce.

The inaugural year in 2014 for WW1USA proved to be incredibly successful. During 2014 operations, WW1USA logged contacts with over 4,000 amateurs in all 50 United States and in 44 countries worldwide. The station replied to more than 800 QSL requests with SASE and eQSL. More than 150 amateurs and non-amateurs from the Kansas City region participated in the operation of WW1USA. Nearly 200 amateurs throughout the world requested and received emailed contact certificates. Lookups on this QRZ page exceeded 11,700 in 2014.