Youngsters on the Air (YOTA)

YOTA IARU logosYOTA is a way of bringing together young radio amateurs across IARU Region 1

Most are under the age of 26 and get together each summer in a different country for a summer camp.

As well as having fun, they learn more about amateur radio, get to experience new aspects of the hobby and learn about putting on events in their own countries to encourage more young people to try amateur radio.

December is YOTA Month which 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.

In the UK, schools, clubs and youth organisations take part, each one hosting the GB YOTA call sign for one day or several days.

Last year the RSGB was delighted to host YOTA 2017 and this year is pleased to be sending a team to YOTA 2018 in South Africa.

They’ll be sending news back each day, so take a look!