GB0YAA Special Event Station

GB0YAA is the Special Event Station callsign of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance service. The station is operated  by the Otley Amateur Radio Society.     This year, GB0YAA will be on air 19.30 TO 2130  (Local) on Tuesday 20th September 2016 We are hoping to be operating HF, possible VHF. Otley Amateur Radio Society actively supports the… Read More »


GB4EVA Otley Amateur Radio Society will be celebrating the work of Edward Victor Appleton, operating the special event station  GB4EVA from Clifton Village Hall on 10th September 2016 10.00 till 1600. We hope to run some other events, from 6th September (Appleton’s birthday) subject to availability of operators. Please see the dedicated page for more information… Read More »

Fixing a bricked Baofeng

Based on experience solving a little problem, I have gathered together the instructions and web resources you’ll need if you find yourself in the same pickle.   Symptoms of a “bricked Baofeng” can vary but the most common one seems to be inoperative receive mode after downloading a file via Chirp (or other software) to… Read More »

Contact with Tim Peake aboard the ISS

The ARISS UK Operations team are delighted to announce that the amateur radio contact between Ashfield Primary School in Otley, West Yorkshire has now been confirmed for Thursday, May 5 at 0808 GMT (9:08 am BST) with Tim Peake GB1SS on the International Space Station The contact should be receivable on 145.800 MHz FM over… Read More »

Foundation Training

We are looking to run a Foundation level training course starting in November 2015. If you are interested in starting out in Amateur Radio and need to complete your Foundation licence, this is the ideal time to start it. Please come along on a Tuesday evening, or Contact us for more information.