Sandringham kicks off GB16YOTA

| December 2, 2016

sandringham-school-yota-event-2016-01Sandringham School in St Albans activated the special callsign GB16YOTA for the first time on the first of December.

Over 100 students visited the station and a number of young licensees operated during the event.

Although conditions were poor and copy was difficult in many cases, they made 97 contacts in 24 countries across the school day.

sandringham-school-yota-event-2016-02Support was provided by members of Verulam ARC.

The purpose of GB16YOTA is to introduce and promote amateur radio to young people.

It will be operated from a variety of clubs and organisations throughout December.

On Sunday, 4 December Worcester ARC has the call sign.

sandringham-school-yota-event-2016-03On Monday to Thursday it’s operated by Aberystwyth and District ARS, moving to Hilderstone Radio and Electronics Club on Friday.

Next Saturday it’s at Silcoates, and CDXC will take up the call sign on Sunday the 11th.

If you hear GB16YOTA on the air please give them a call, as you might well be giving a young person their first-ever taste of amateur radio.

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