YOTA 2018

The RSGB once again sponsored a team of young people to attend this year’s Youngsters On The Air event

What is YOTA?

On 8 – 15 August, four young radio amateurs travelled to South Africa to take part in a week’s worth of exciting activities including: Balloon Carrying Amateur Radio (BACAR), Construction Projects, Operating a special event station and more. The week took place near Johannesburg and featured 70 young people from over 20 different countries in Europe, Asia and Africa, all representing their national societies at the event.


Meet The Team

Peter Barnes, M0SWNBen Chalmers, M0NBANathan Prentice, 2I0NTP
Peter Barnes
Mike Jones
Ben Chalmers
Nathan Prentice
Team LeaderTeam Member
(YC Chairman)
Team MemberTeam Member

More information about this year’s team


Stay In Touch

The UK team set off for South Africa on Tuesday 7 August and are sharing short updates about their days. Follow the links below for some photos and videos from the event.

Now they are back, the team will be making a video which will be uploaded to the RSGB’s YouTube channel



We would like to thank the South African Radio League for running the event, as well as CDXC for sponsoring the RSGB’s team this year.


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