The Radio Society of Great Britain’s Youth Committee is running a Kenwood-sponsored Youth DXpedition next week, from 23-30 July. They will be active as MC0RYC from the Brecon Beacons in Wales on all bands HF through VHF, including satellite operations.
This is the first RSGB young person’s DXpedition and, throughout the week, they will be taking part in an array of activities including operating SOTA summits Pen-y-fan (SOTA reference GW/SW-001) & Waun-Fach (SOTA reference GW/SW-002). Dependent on the weather, SOTA activations will be taking place on the following dates and times:
- Saturday 25 July – afternoon
- Sunday 26 July – afternoon
- Tuesday 28 July – noon UTC
- Wenesday 29 July – noon UTC
As well as having fun, the young Members will learn to be competent and confident radio amateurs through a range of other activities including ARDF, antenna-building workshops and encouraging good radio operation.
You can support them by:
- Following their progress on Twitter @theRSGByouth
- Working the first RSGB Youth DXpedition in the UK – they will keep you updated on frequencies via Twitter and the DX spots
- Listening for the call sign MC0RYC during the IOTA Contest over the weekend 25-26 July. Please work the young team if you can, so they can experience the full flow of a big contest
A special QSL card will be available for those who wish to receive one, both direct and via the Bureau. The team are keen to encourage responsible QSLing and OQRS will be available via Club Log.
DX15 has been made possible by generous sponsorship from Kenwood as principal sponsor and other prime sponsors SOTA, the RCF and the RSGB Legacy Fund.
Notes to editors
The Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) is the UK’s national society for amateur radio enthusiasts. It is dedicated to the development of the science and practice of amateur radio.
The Society represents the interests of the UK’s 60,000 licensed radio amateurs to the UK government through Ofcom, the UK radio spectrum regulator, and to the international organisations that govern the hobby. The RSGB also conducts the examinations that are required for enthusiasts to become licensed as radio amateurs.
Today the Society has over 20,000 Members. More than 1,000 of these Members give their time to enable the Society to provide support and guidance across the whole range of amateur radio activities. The RSGB has a network of over 500 affiliated clubs across the country.
The RSGB’s main publication is RadCom, a monthly magazine which is respected throughout the world. It also publishes electronic supplements, a range of books and gives up-to-date news through its website and weekly broadcasts.
The Society was first founded in 1913 as the London Wireless Club and its current patron is Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.www.rsgb.org The Radio Society of Great Britain is a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England & Wales No. 216431
Registered Office: 3 Abbey Court, Fraser Road, Priory Business Park, Bedford, MK44 3WH, Tel: 01234 832700 Fax: 01234 831496 Web: www.rsgb.org
Patron: HRH The Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT. Founded 1913, Incorporated 1926