Here a movie from our YOTA friends in Japan. On Mar 24-25 2018 (UTC), 7 youngsters (16-25 y/o) gathered at JE1CKA, a world-famous contest station, and enjoyed CQ WPX SSB Contest.
Do you want to find out more about the Youth Contest Program in IARU Region 1? Have a look here.
The RSGB was proud to host YOTA 2017 at Gilwell Park in August
They welcomed 80 young people under the age of 26 from 27 countries—from all over IARU Region 1 as well as Japan—who represented their national amateur radio societies at the event.
This video is an overview of the week, celebrating the wide range of amateur radio and intercultural activities the youngsters took part in.
Through these they were able to build relationships with like-minded people from other countries and develop international friendships through amateur radio—and have a lot of fun!
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