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Welcome to the
Youth Hostels Amateur Radio Group


24 Awards so far in 2017

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Next Event:
September  21 - 26
Autumn Equinox (Tempus Fugit)

Robin Hood Award

YHARG is affiliated to  the Youth Hostels Association
(England & Wales)

We support YOTA

Awards in 2017

Video from the YHA
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The YHARG is affiliated to the Phoenix Amateur Radio Club

The YHARG is a small team of enthusiastic radio hams who are also YH members and supporters. The group is open to anyone interested in portable amateur radio operations, especially from interesting locations, and using youth hostels wherever possible.

Through our activities we also hope to raise awareness of the potential benefits of hostels in the UK and world-wide among radio hams and raise awareness of the radio hobby among hostel visitors. The Youth Hostels Amateur Radio Group was set up in January 2013, and is now affiliated to the  Phoenix Amateur Radio Club.

The YHARG is an independent organisation and does  not represent any hostelling organisations such as the YHA, SYHA, Hostelling NI or Hostelling International. It is affiliated to the YHA (England & Wales).

YHARG is not an award scheme, or "Youth Hostels On The Air". The primary focus is to encourage members to get out and operate portable stations - from youth hostels where this is possible.

The following pages explain what we do and include some general information about the Amateur Radio hobby and youth hosteling.

YHARG uses the callsign


The 'club' callsign for the YHARG is M0YHA but the secondary regional identifier is always used (e.g. MX0YHA in England).

Most YHARG activities using MX0YHA are undertaken from an alternative address at Gargrave in North Yorkshire, (WAB-SD95), by M0XLT. It is not mandatory for the Alternative suffix ('/A') to be added to the call-sign, therefore it is routinely omitted. The station location is always given on-air according to UK licence conditions.

Many activities are undertaken in tandem with the Phoenix Amateur Radio Club (MX0PHX).

YHARG is affiliated to the Phoenix Amateur Radio Club

Phoenix Radio Group

Twitter -  @M0PHX