GIANT Health talks about ‘Get on the air to care’

| July 17, 2020

GIANT Health profiled the RSGB and NHS ‘Get on the air to care’ campaign in its recent newsletter. The company runs the biggest health tech event in Europe and has a global community of over 177,000.

Get on the air to care – Using innovative channels in current times

Get on the air to care – How amateur (ham) radio is connecting people during lockdown.

Amateur (ham) radio use in the UK has seen a “significant” rise during the coronavirus lockdown as people seek new ways of staying connected. The national body that represents users – the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) – has said many people who formerly enjoyed the hobby are also returning to it.

Steve Thomas, RSGB General Manager, says the organisation has experienced a threefold increase in the number of people asking to sit licensing exams since social distancing rules came into place.
Amateur radio users have also been showing their support for the NHS by adding “/NHS” as an extension to their call signs and taking part in a “get on the air to care” campaign (#GOTA2C). It’s aimed at supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of the radio communications community across the UK.

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