December YOTA Month 2017

December YOTA Month has begun and we’re supporting this great event again for a fourth year.

The event encourages young people to experience the excitement and diversity that amateur radio has to offer with other activities running alongside the on-air station. These can include kit building, direction finding and other wireless-related activities.
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Last year the UK managed 3,145 QSOs in December thanks to the fantastic effort from all participants. We are happy to say that this year has attracted a number of different clubs, societies and schools, all ready to go for their date in December. Listen out for them on the air and encourage them as they experience the excitement of amateur radio.

The hosts of the GB17YOTA call sign throughout December are as follows:

01 Sandringham School
02 RSGB Youth Committee Region 7 Representative, Will Davies (being supervised by a Full licence holder)
03 Wessex Contest Group
05 Carrickfergus ARG
06 Southampton University Wireless Society
07 Chertsey Radio Club
08 Hilderstone Radio Club
09 Worksop ARS
10 Mid-Ulster ARC
11 The Kings School Radio Club, Ottery St.Mary
12 Worcester Rado Amateurs Association
13 Aberystwyth And District ARS
14 Swansea Radio Society
15 Silcoates School
16 Durham and District Amateur Radio Society
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20 Castle Rushen High School
21 Castle Rushen High School
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23 Mid-Ulster ARC
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28 Leicester Radio Society
29 Telford & DARS
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Be part of YOTA month at the NRC!

Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) month takes place annually in December. On 30-31 December the GB17YOTA call sign will be hosted at the National Radio Centre (NRC).

  • You will have the chance to operate GB3RS, the amazing station at the NRC, whilst racking up QSOs for the international YOTA event
  • You’ll also be able to see all the interactive exhibits which demonstrate the history, current and future applications for radio telecommunications
  • RSGB Youth Committee members will be around to answer your questions about the hobby and to help you get the most out of your RSGB membership
  • What’s more, as an RSGB member you can print a voucher to get free entry to Bletchley Park!
  • We hope to see you there on 30/31 December

You can turn up on the day but it would be good to know how many people we’re expecting, so let us know in advance if you’re keen to be involved.

To find out more or to let us know you’re coming, get in touch:


We would like to extend a big thank you to everyone who applied and were willing to take their time out to help such a great event.

Logs will be uploaded to Clublog daily and QSLing is preferred via OQRS (managed by Jamie Williams, M0SDV). Please see under the various callsigns (GM, GW, GI, and G) for full QSL information.

If you have any queries, please get in touch with Kieran Clarke, 2E0NCN, who is the RSGB Youth Committee YOTA Month Coordinator:

For more information about YOTA Month take a look at: