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Nordics On The Air – first subregional YOTA camp

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YOTA, as you know, is expanding its horizons more and more from this year onwards and we are glad to announce our first YOTA IARU R1 sub-project! It’s called Nordics On The Air (or NOTA for short) and will be hosted by SSA. NOTA is essentially going to be a camp for young radio amateurs which will take place at Hemsö fortress in the middle of Sweden near Sundsvall/Härnösand. It will take place from March 1st to March 4th 2018. The camp is directed towards all the Nordic countries. The camp will be held on an island which is connected to the mainland by ferry. The campsite is inside an old large military base in a mountain. The shack and cafeteria are inside the mountain as well. There will be many outdoor activities during the camp. Breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as snacks will be catered and the food will correspond to normal Scandinavian food traditions. As of now, all the gear is set! Special thanks to everyone who helped making this event possible as well as a big thank you to all our sponsors!

At the camp there will be 3 working HF stations covering 20, 40 & 80 meters plus VHF using the call SK8YOTA. Here are some of the activities included in the program:

Tournament “Battle of Hemsön”
Lectures & Theory
Mountain BBQ
QSO contest
Off air contest
Along with other team building activities
Kit building

We hope to see you there and have a lot of fun at the Nordics On The Air camp!


Youngsters at A44A in Oman

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During the last weekend of October a group of youngsters successfully participated in CQWW SSB 2017 contest from A44A station. After arriving on Thursday morning in Muscat we immediately headed to the station. Together with the team, we started to prepare the location for the contest including tuning antennas to SSB etc. The next step was to create a well thought out operating plan. The contest started at 0400 local time. During the entire 48h we experienced amazing teamwork and hospitality even though we have been in a very tight race with A73A in Multi/Multi category from Qatar. For the time of our visit we stayed at a villa next to the station and the beach at Oman sea. Unfortunately, we did not plan enough time for visiting places around Muscat. Still the team did a great job to show us the must sees, e.g. Jeep tour in the omani desert, Muscat city, traditional places and many more. Furthermore we had the great opportunity to meet up with two good friends we met at YOTA 2015 in Italy and spent some quality time together. At the end it looks like our competitors from Qatar may have worked some more stations … but we will see after logcheck.

We would like to thank the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) as well as all team members of A44A / A47RS for making this beautiful trip a real success.

73 de Philipp, A45VG (DK6SP) – Flo, A45VH (OE3FTA)



Youngsters joining A44A in CQWW SSB 2017

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For the first time, two youngsters will join a multinational team at A44A during the upcoming CQ World Wide SSB contest. The idea behind this is to find new stations and hosts for future YCP (youth contest program) events and general YOTA purposes, like participating in events such as December month and Summer camps. The station is located in Muscat, Oman, and is the headquarter station of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) and is commonly known as A47RS. We would like to extend a huge thanks to the team in Oman and everyone else to make this project happen and we hope to see you down the log during the activity.


Daily YOTA Update #2 – FHN 2017

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Daily YOTA UPDATE #2 from the HamRadio in Friedrichshafen 2017.

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Daily YOTA Update #1 – FHN 2017

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Daily YOTA UPDATE #1 from the HamRadio in Friedrichshafen 2017.

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YOTA vlog #12 – with Steve, M0BPQ

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The latest YOTA 2017 vlog #12 features Steve Bunting, M0BPQ who is the Station Manager for GB2GP at Gilwell Park.

During the YOTA camp there will be a five-band SES running from morning to night with the call sign GB17YOTA. The RSGB has provided awards for those who make contact – so listen out for the young people on air that week!

You can see all the vlogs via

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