Special Event Station Host for YOTA Required

Following on from the success of last year’s event, applications to host a Special Event Station for Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Month in December are now open. The RSGB Youth Committee has managed to secure the callsign G15YOTA (and its regional variations) for use in December, thanks to Ofcom’s continued support.

The aim of the month long event is to promote amateur radio to younger audiences and to encourage them to get on the air. Special event stations will be active from countries all over the world, with each Special Event Station identifiable by its “YOTA” suffix. An award scheme also exists to encourage amateurs to work as many YOTA stations as possible throughout the event in December.

If your club or organisation would like to host the G15YOTA callsign in December, the only requirement is that the station is operated by young people (<26 years old) and a full licence holder is able to hold the NoV and supervise the station at all times. The RSGB Youth Committee will be administering all applications and each successful applicant will be given a time slot in which to use the callsign during December.

Applications close on the 30th September 2015 and allocations will be made by the 16th October 2015. However, it is recommended to apply as soon as possible to secure your preferred date of operation.

To apply, send an e-mail to YOTA@rsgb.org.uk or for more information on YOTA month, visit http://www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/ or http://rsgb.org/main/about-us/committees/youth-committee/youngsters-on-the-air/