We’re glad you’ve joined us to help celebrate the World’s oldest continually broadcasting radio station, WWV, as it turns 100 this year.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Northern Colorado Amateur Radio Club (NCARC) are working together to organize the event.
NIST will focus on the plans for Tuesday, October 1, when they will host a recognition ceremony and an open house at the radio station north of Fort Collins.
NCARC will operate a special event amateur radio station, call sign WW0WWV, on the WWV property starting September 28 and going 24-hours a day through October 2. The goal is to make as many U.S. and world-wide contacts during the 120-hour period as possible, using multiple bands and multiple modes on at least 4 simultaneous transmitters. The effort will require hundreds of volunteer operators.
The 100th anniversary is an occasion to celebrate radio and our understanding of the EM spectrum, and an opportunity to help people everywhere appreciate what radio does in their everyday lives.