YOTA South Africa 2018

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

What is YOTA 2018?

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


Find out more

Read a day-by-day account of the week below, and watch the video (Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) 2018) on 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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