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‘Get on the Air to Care’ Campaign Wins International Award


A Great Achievement for the RSGB && NHS

Reducing Isolation with Amateur Radio

We’re delighted that this year’s Amateur Radio Newsline’s International Newsmaker of the Year Award has been presented to the Get on the Air to Care project operated jointly by the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) and the UK's National Health Service (NHS). Conceived by Paul Devlin, G1SMP in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the campaign has decreased social isolation in the UK and around the world by encouraging amateurs to Get on the Air to Care. As well as enabling people to get involved in amateur radio for the first time, and encouraging inactive hams to return, the campaign has accomplished something radio amateurs work so hard to achieve: placing amateur radio front and centre in mainstream media channels such as the BBC, ITV Wales and major newspapers. It has raised amateur radio's profile, attracted new licence-holders and has also given rise to this season's ‘Get on the air for Christmas’ initiative. Congratulations to Paul, the RSGB and the NHS. You'll be hearing more from Paul Devlin next week when Newsline chats with:

(Source: Heather Parsons, RSGB Communications Manager)

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