Thursday’s YOTA 2017 Daily Diary is online. It features trips to Ofcom at Baldock (including a member of the German YOTA team working them from GB17YOTA), Bletchley Park and the NRC, as well as the usual host of activity from the shack: www.rsgb.org/yota-dd
We’ve just released a “Daily Diaries – YOTA Key Special” showing RSGB President Nick Henwood, G3RWF operating with the YOTA Key and chatting about the event.
Wednesday’s YOTA 2017 Daily Diary is now on our website. There was lots of activity in the shack on GB17YOTA and we reached the 7,000 QSO mark! We also had the first trans-Atlantic contact on 6 meters by the YOTA team using the new FT8 digital mode…
Our YOTA 2017 Daily Diary from yesterday is finally available. It has taken longer to create because it focuses on the ISS contact (contacts!) and is three times the length of our usual Daily Diaries – definitely worth a watch as there are some great moments of humour amongst the tension and excitement: www.rsgb.org/yota-dd
Monday’s Daily Diary is now online. Action yesterday includes a busy GB17YOTA, excited youngsters visiting London for the first time and have fun doing a challenging ARDF course. These diaries are just a tiny snapshot of all the things happening here, so take a look: www.rsgb.org/yota-dd
UK team member, Peter Barnes M0SWN, was the first YOTA 2017 participant to complete the QRP Labs CW transceiver kit. We created a short video to show him making a contact with GB17YOTA, the YOTA 2017 special event station, using his completed kit and the quarter wave vertical SOTA antenna he also made during the Youngsters on the Air summer camp. Take a look.
Each day at YOTA 2017 is packed with activities both on and off the site. In Sunday’s Daily Diary we’ve focused on youngsters working GB17YOTA in the shack, the buildathon and the intercultural event in the evening. Take a look at this snapshot of the day… www.rsgb.org/yota-dd
Want to know what the 80 young radio amateurs from 26 countries are doing at YOTA 2017?
Our Daily Diaries will give you a brief video summary of the activities they’ve enjoyed and the fun that they’ve had.
Take a look…
During the week some of the YOTA 2017 participants will be visiting Ofcom’s Spectrum Management Centre in Baldock. With the ever-increasing demand for radio-based services, monitoring of the radio spectrum plays a vital role today in keeping the spectrum clean for authorised users, particularly the emergency services. It is also an essential and integral part of the spectrum management process, producing and evaluating data to aid spectrum managers in their day-to-day work. The radio monitoring station, located near Baldock in Hertfordshire is Ofcom’s “listening ear” on the radio spectrum.