YOTA UK team member completes QRP Labs CW transceiver

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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.

YOTA vlog #15 with Lisa PA2LS, overall YOTA coordinator

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With less than a week to go, our latest vlog features YOTA’s very own Lisa Leenders, PA2LS! As you know, Lisa is passionate about encouraging young people to enjoy amateur radio and she is looking forward to being part of another successful YOTA summer camp, this year in the UK… Take a look at this and all the other vlogs to remind you of the people you might meet at the event: www.rsgb.org/yota-vlogs

YOTA vlog #13 with Kevin G0PEK and Lauren M6HLR

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Father-and-daughter-team Kevin, G0PEK and Lauren, M6HLR will speak to YOTA teams during the week about their experiences on the UK hills and mountains. Following that, team members will build a portable antenna and take it up the nearest official summit, Wendover Woods, G/CE-005.

Before the event, 11-year-old Lauren plans to have just finished activating all 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District – a great achievement which will give her lots of experiences to share!

Take a look at this and all the other YOTA vlogs and info on the RSGB website – www.rsgb.org/yota-vlogs

YOTA vlog #12 – with Steve, M0BPQ

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The latest YOTA 2017 vlog #12 features Steve Bunting, M0BPQ who is the Station Manager for GB2GP at Gilwell Park.

During the YOTA camp there will be a five-band SES running from morning to night with the call sign GB17YOTA. The RSGB has provided awards for those who make contact – so listen out for the young people on air that week!

You can see all the vlogs via www.rsgb.org/yota-vlogs

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RSGB YOTA 2017 vlog #10 GQRP Club, YOTA Super Supporter

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George Dobbs, G3RJV (Hon Secretary) and Graham Firth, G3MFJ (Hon Treasurer) explain why the GQRP Club is delighted to be a Super Supporter of YOTA 2017. Both are long-standing radio amateurs and very well-known in the radio amateur community. Graham says “We feel strongly about encouraging the younger folk to the hobby – and we support it when we can.” Great to see people of all ages supporting this youth event and even trying out a new form of communication to do so!

Other YOTA vlogs can be found here: http://rsgb.org/main/about-us/yota-2017/watch-our-vlogs/