Get on the air to care

In these challenging times when there are growing concerns about the effects of social isolation on people living in lockdown, Get on the Air to Care encourages the 75,000 radio amateurs across the UK—as part of the 3,000,000 worldwide—to use their radio licences to chat and support each other across the airwaves

Now, more than ever, we need to optimise all modes of communication to help reduce loneliness and isolation within communities. World Amateur Radio Day on Saturday, 18 April 2020 celebrates the innovative, amateur radio global community.

We know that many clubs and groups have set up special club nights on the air so that their members can keep in touch whilst enjoying their shared interest. We want this campaign to inspire even more to get involved.

Please help by increasing amateur radio activity through club and repeater group nets, chatting with your friends or just by calling CQ. If you’d like to show your support for the NHS at the same time, why not add /NHS to the end of your call sign.

Show your support

As you get involved in Get on the Air to Care, please share your photos, video clips and news with us via and also on social media using the hashtag #GOTA2C

Supporting the campaign

See how clubs, groups and societies are getting involved in Get on the Air to Care.

If you send us your photos, video clips and news via or on social media using the hashtag #GOTA2C we’ll add them to the web page.

Take a look at the media coverage of this special campaign.