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YOTA 2016 WSPR Contest

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It’s time to start the WSPR contest with the kits we built at YOTA. We challenge all teams to take part with their kit.
Next to this we make a separate category for everyone without a kit, since there was only 1 kit per team available.

Contest rules
General:
The contact with the longest distance wins the contest.
When:
1200UTC Wednesday 10 August to 1200UTC Tuesday 16 August 2016
Categories:
a. use the WSPR Raspberry Pi kit as built during YOTA Austria
b. use any equipment you want, max. powder 5 Watts.
Log:
Use the Excell example in the attachment to make your log. You can request the results using this database: http://wsprnet.org/drupal/wsprnet/spots

Write in the log only the 10 contacts with the furthest distance (in km).
Save the log with your callsign as title.

Send in your log latest on 20 August to austria(@)ham-yota.com

Results:
The 10 contacts with the furthest distance (in km) will be divided by 10. The person with the highest number will win the contest.

YOTA 2016 Austria – Newsflash 4 Tuesday 19/07

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On Tuesday we had our first day “outside of the camp”. We split up in two teams, one went to the Hohenwerfen Castle, while the other ones got to visit Eisriesenwelt. After the activities were over, everyone got in the bus and switched with the other team.

At Hohenwerfen castle we followed a guided tour, after which we were able to witnessed the birdshow. Of course, a few members were in charge of the COTA station. They were using OE2YOTA/P to activate the castle using both WCA (OE-00215) and COTA (OE-20215) references. During the COTA activation, the other team was bringing a visit to the biggest ice-caves of Austria. With 1400 stairs inside the caves, we walked 2km in tempratures of just below 0°C. Of course, to get to the caves, we had to use the cable car and walk for about 45 minutes to get there.

An overview of all newsflash videos can be found at: YOTA 2016 Vimeo Channel

YOTA 2016 Austria – Newsflash International Evening

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On Sunday June 17th, we had the famous International Evening. Every team brought some food and drinks from their home country for the others to taste. We planned this evening in the beginning of the week to “break the ice” for the youngsters so they get to know eachother even better. Want to know what an International Evening looks like? Have a look at this newsflash!

An overview of all newsflash videos can be found at: YOTA 2016 Vimeo Channel