YOTA Czechia 2024

Hey! Are you:

  • Aged 18-25?
  • Passionate about all things radio?
  • Ready for exciting experiences, making new friends and shaping the future of amateur radio?
  • Resident in the UK / Channel Islands / Isle of Man with a UK call sign?

Why not apply to be part of the RSGB YOTA team taking part in the YOTA Czechia summer camp this year?

Want to know more?

The 2024 Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) summer camp will be held in Prague Czechia, hosted by the Czech Radio Club. This is a chance in a lifetime for young RSGB Members to represent their country and national society.

The main theme of the week will be the train-the-trainer (TTT) programme, and participants will be working on the future of amateur radio. They will join workshops where they will gain skills to start similar amateur radio youth events when they return home.

Last year the programme included lectures about the work of the IARU, how they organise events like the YOTA camp, and lectures and practical HFDF, which was a specialism of the hosting radio organisation. Since there will be many nationalities involved, there will be cultural elements throughout the event including an Intercultural Evening where participants bring food and drinks from their home country to share.

Previous events have shown that all participants have an unforgettable week, where many new friendships are started. There is a photo gallery and video clips on the IARU YOTA website and you can also find out more from previous RSGB teams on the RSGB YOTA web pages.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re interested in meeting other young amateurs, supporting local and regional YOTA activities, and developing ideas regarding the future of amateur radio.

Team members

We’re looking for Team Members who:

  • Are members of the RSGB, aged between 18 and 25
  • Have not been a participant at previous YOTA camps
  • Hold a current passport that enables travel to Czechia
  • Be willing to pay £50 towards the cost of the trip – other costs will be covered
  • Maintain a log of events attended during the camp and actively provide social media updates every day of the trip
  • Attend the RSGB Convention in October and give a presentation
  • Attend other RSGB Youth activities for the coming year

Team leader

We’re also looking for a Team Leader who in addition to the above, must be:

  • An RSGB Member, aged between 21 and 30
  • Eager to organise amateur radio-related youth events on return to the UK
  • Able to motivate a team of young people and support all Team members to engage as fully as possible during the camp and afterwards

After you submit your application for Team Leader, we’ll arrange an interview for you with the Youth Champion.

It’s time to apply!

Applications are now open.  You can either download the form here or contact the Youth Champion Liam Robbins, G5LDR for more information and the application form: youth.champion@rsgb.org.uk

The closing date for applications:

  • 15 April 2024 for the Team Leader
  • 22 April 2024 for Team Members