The Information Programme for Disabled Radio Amateurs is set up by the General Conference. Its aims are the gathering and circulation of information about:

  • organisations for disabled radio-amateurs
  • special courses and methods for preparing people with disabilities for the examinations required to obtain a radio-amateur license
  • nets organised by disabled radio-amateurs
  • details about equipment that was designed for use by amateurs with various disabilities.

United Nations — International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Every year on 3rd of December we celebrate the “United Nations — International Day of Persons with Disabilities“

A few national organisations celebrate this day with amateur radio activity mostly with persons with disabilities participating.

Some of them are then using special callsigns for their national IPDA-Programm like HB9IPDA.

For more Information contact IARU Region 1 IPDA Coordinator

IPDA Activities

Planned activities for 3 December 2021 — International Day of Persons with Disabilities

The Belgian sociaty of radio amateurs, UBA is active from November 3rd till December 3rd with a special callsign.

OT5IDPD is active on all bands CW/SSB; all operators are persons with a disability.

For further infos contact Frank, ON4AAC
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The Union of Swiss Shortwave Amateurs, USKA will be active from various locations on different bands and modes with the special callsign HB9IPDA. Some operators do have a disability.

For further infos contact Tom, HB3YSB
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3 December 2017 — International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Following societies will be QRV on the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities:

Tanzania Amateur Radio Club

Radio Amateurs members of Tanzania Amateur Radio Club will be active from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, as 5H3ARC for International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
They will operate on 20, 15, 10m and possibly other bands. They will use Yaesu FT — 1000MP transceiver donated by Vakhtang, 4L8A.
QSL via 5H3ARC.
Ads for direct QSL:
TARC, P.O. Box 90391, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.


Radio club Tuzla E71AVW will be active with club station on 14 MHz, frequency: SSB mode from 10.00 to 18.00 hours. The activity will be organized with group of blind members of radio club Tuzla and other persons with disability and all radio club members.
Also, with regard to that activity club will prepare a QSL card which will be send to all who established contact with us at that day and time.
Radio club members will participate in traditional celebration of 3rd December which will be organized by coalition of organizations of persons with disability of Tuzla canton.
Usually that event is well covered by media and many officials from local goverment participate. During that event, radio club members will present possibility of inclusion of people with disability through active participation in radio amateur activity, especially due to the fact that International day of persons with disability for this year will higlight importance of different action in achieving inclusion of persons with disability in society throw implementation Sustainable Developement Goals.
Hope that many radio amateurs will join us at frequency mention above and will contribute in awareness raising of rights and possibilities of persons with disability.

Norwegian Section of the International Amateur Radio Union

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be mentioned in our weekly news-letter which is transmitted on 80m and are sent out to e‑mail subscribers.


HB9IPHA will be QRV from 09 – 16 UTC from JN47GC, Restaurant Pfaffenboden, Walchwil. We will be active on 10 – 40m with Yaesu FTDX5000 Transceiver and a vertical antenna.


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SRR Russia, always supporting IARU initiatives, will be active with R17IPHA call sign 1 – 5 December.

There are two R17IPHA participants:

1. Radio club “Radio-Ana” (RA5R ) of Association of young disabled persons “Apparel”.
QTH — Tambov.
Main operators in wheelchairs — Eugene Moskalenko and Valery Pereslavtsev. (see photo).
Equipment: TS-2000, antenna — G5RV.

2. Vladimir Gerasimov (RA3RDT)
QTH — Tambov.
Equipment used: YAESU FT-450, antenna “Delta” 80m.

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