‘Get on the air to care’ campaign wins international award

| December 4, 2020

We’re delighted that this year’s Amateur Radio Newsline’s International Newsmaker of the Year Award has been presented to the ‘Get on the Air to Care’ project operated jointly by the Radio Society of Great Britain and the UK’s National Health Service.

The idea was conceived by Paul Devlin, G1SMP who is a member of the NHS England Emergency Care Improvement Support Team and an RSGB District Representative.

Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign has decreased social isolation in the UK and around the world by encouraging amateurs to ‘Get on the air to care’.

As well as enabling people to get involved in amateur radio for the first time and encouraging inactive hams to return, the campaign has accomplished something amateurs work so hard to achieve: placing amateur radio front and centre in mainstream media channels such as the BBC, ITV Wales and major newspapers. It has raised amateur radio’s profile and attracted new licence-holders.

The Newsline congratulates Paul, the RSGB and the NHS.

You can read more about the award on the Newsline website and can hear Paul Devlin chat to Newsline in its podcast next week.

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