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GB2RVA – JOTA 2022

Otley Amateur Radio Society were pleased to be back helping out Wharfedale District Scouts for their JOTA Scouts Radio event special Station GB2RVA on air 15th & 16th October at Reva Scout Water Activity Centre, Hawksworth. We had a fabulous day with fantastic (albeit windy) weather. The trailer mast was excellent as ever!

GB0SPN Mills on the Air

Saturday 7 May 2022

Otley Amateur Radio Society Radio Event – Woodbine Farm, Speeton.

The National Mills Weekend is organized by Denby Dale Amateur Radio Society and takes place across the UK every May. More than 300 windmills and watermills would be usually open to the public to celebrate our milling heritage.

The S.P.A.B. Mills section (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) run this event every year on or around the second weekend in May, and Denby Dale Radio Society have co-ordinated the Radio side of this event for 26 years.

This event is not a contest, just a chance to have good time and promote Amateur Radio and discover the history of mills.

Please do not travel to site to visit unless you have pre booked with Otley Amateur Radio Society.

More information on and OARS Facebook page. 


Thinking Day on the Air.

Burley Scouts and Guides.


Otley Amateur Radio Society.

Special TDOTA event station. GB2BIW “Burley in Whalfedale”

Nr Ilkley West Yorkshire.

OARS ( will be operating this event station. 2mts and HF. Local repeater GB3WF Fusion repeater.

On air from 10am UK time.

Sunday 20th February 2022

Please look up via


Special event station for Wharfedale District Scouts and Guides who are taking part in JOTA – Jamboree On The Air.

Station run and operated by Scouts and Guides from the Wharfedale area with guidance,
support, training and all equipment supplied by the Otley Amateur Radio Society.
On Saturday 16th October 2021
10am until 4pm.

More information on

OARS AGM – Tuesday 28th September. Members only please. Starts at 7.30pm

Saturday 11th September CHOTA

CHOTA  Call sign GB2ASF

“Churches On The Air 2021”

Will be held on :

Saturday, 11th September. 

10.00am to 16.00pm BST.

At Farnley Church,
Farnley Lane.
Near Otley, Yorkshire , LS21 2QH

6th-14th September 2021 International Air Ambulance – IAA Week .

We are supporting our Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
Call Sign: GB0YAA Special event station.
Monday 6th to 14th September 2021
Charity t-shirts are available now to order at £7 each and baseball hats at £10 each.
Please see John G6MHR to place your orders. Thank you.
100% goes to YAA Charity.
Please see Facebook for updates / frequencies
John G6MHR Shack Manager

Used equipment Sale – Tuesday 3rd August 2021.

Otley Amateur Radio Society held an equipment sale on Tuesday 3 August 2021 at Clifton Village hall. The club had accumulated an assortment of old radio equipment, valves and receivers and decided to hold a sale to make space in the shack. Generous as ever, some members offered to donate equipment towards club funds, and also took the opportunity to sell their unused radios. With great support from fellow members who helped to organise the night, a £1 entry fee with a free raffle ticket raised £63 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. With the backing of ICOM who kindly donated the raffle prizes and local trader Mirfield Electronics getting involved, it turned out to be a very successful evening.

Club update 26th July 2021.

We are pleased to announce the reopening of Clifton Village Hall on Tuesday club nights to our Members and Visitors. Why not call in between 7.30pm to 9.30pm to put a face to that callsign!

Toilet and kitchen facilities will continue to be available at the hall.

Please check for updates here and also on our Facebook page before travelling to an event as they are subject to change: