Promoting End Polio Now in a Different Manner


  • Since January 1, 2015, an international team of Amateur Radio Operators have been active on the amateur radio bands, with the call-signs “OU0POLIO” in Denmark, and “DL0POLIO” in Germany. The call-signs were created to bring awareness that Poliomyelitis (POLIO) is not yet eradicated in the world. Rotarians will not stop immunization programs until Polio is 100% eradicated. It is anticipated that the eradication will be completed by 2020.
  • In individual radio contacts and conversations, our radio operators inform on the work of Rotary in general, and with a focus on End Polio Now.
  • Our Radio Operators, when talking to other Radio Operators, provide information on the work Rotarians are doing, to END POLIO NOW. 
  • Danish Rotary District 1450 & Germany Rotary District 1842 - the Rotary Club Altoetting-Burghausen, in cooperation with “The International Fellowship for Rotarians of Amateur Radio,  (R.O.A.R.)”. continue to promote Rotary's Service Above Self.

R.O.A.R Team leaders:

  • For OU0POLIO
  • Mr. Frank M. Garbelmann, PHF 
  • Rotary E-Club London Centenary
  • PP Aarhus International Rotary Club 2014 -15 District 1450
  • For DL0POLIO
  • Mr. Horst Hoferichter, DG2FAJ