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 are to create an awareness that Poliomyelitis (POLIO) is not yet eradicated in the world. Rotarians will not stop immunization programs until Polio is 100% eradicated. Hence, it is anticipated that the eradication will be completed by 2020.
  • What is promoted in individual radio contacts and conversations, our radio operators inform on the work of Rotary in general, and especially with a focus in regard to Polio.
  • 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, District 1842 Germany by the Rotary Club Altoetting-Burghausen and in cooperation with “The International Fellowship for Rotarians of Amateur Radio,  (R.O.A.R.)”.

R.O.A.R Team leaders:

Mr. Frank M. Garbelmann, PHF

Rotary E-Club London Centenary
Former Charter & Past President of Aarhus International Rotary Club in the year 2014 – 15, District 1450


Mr. Horst Hoferichter, DG2FAJ