Youth award

This award is designed to encourage activity and exploration of the breadth of amateur radio, broadening younger amateurs’ interest and experience

It is available to those who are aged up to 26 and who hold an amateur radio licence.

It is hoped that this award will be a stepping stone to further RSGB awards and others across the world.

About the Youth Award

The purpose of this award is to encourage on air activity and self-learning about what you can do with amateur radio. There are four classes of award:

  • Bronze
    Use two modes with a minimum of 50 contacts
  • Silver
    Use three modes with a minimum of 100 contacts
  • Gold
    Use four modes with a minimum of 150 contacts
  • Platinum   
    Use five modes with a minimum of 300 contacts

Requirements

A minimum of modes and contacts per level.

Modes

Any mode—see note for suggestions.

Bands

Any band.

Rules

  • The maximum age of those claiming the award is 26
  • All contacts must be made in accordance with the terms of the transmitting licence and must not use any unattended operations
  • Confirmation of two-way contacts is required either by QSL cards, ClubLog or LoTW for contacts on any band relevant to the chosen mode.  The award is open to any young person who applies

Youth Award application form and check sheet

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NOTE: suggested modes within VLF, LF, HF, VHF, UHF*

AM
APRS
ATV, SSTV
Automated JT modes such as FT8, FT4
Conversational data mode such as PSK31, PSK63
CW
D-Star
DMR
Echolink
EME
FM
Packet
Repeaters, digital and analogue
RTTY
Satellite
SSB

*This list is not comprehensive