- Follow the rules. Although this is a friendly activity, some rules are needed.
- Have a callsign with YOTA in the suffix. For example: PA6YOTA
- Maximum of 2 callsigns per country. If you are willing to make an exception, for example your country has several prefix districts, feel free to contact us with your request.
- Applicants must ensure that the callsign is used primarily to get Youngsters On The Air (Youngsters are defined by IARU R1 as ‘under-26’)
- We kindly ask you to upload the ADIF log on a daily basis. At least all QSOs must be sent as an ADIF file before 10th January 2016.
- All QSOs must be made in December 2016.
- This is NOT a contest; we are trying to spread the word! Talk to people about what we do, not only quick 5/9s. Admitting, a pile-up is always fun and off course we all love it
- Use the same YOTA callsign which was used in your country in the previous year(s)
*We are aware that it is not possible to have a callsign with YOTA in suffix in all countries. Is this also your case and would you like to take part, contact us.
*All applicants applying for a YOTA callsign should be a member of an IARU member society.
I, the responsible person for this callsign,
accept the rules and declare that all info entered above is true. I agree that for a successful attempt to gather all logs,
the logfile (in ADIF format) must be uploaded to the HAM-YOTA server on a two-daily basis (if this is not possible, at least
try to do it weekly) and I promise to do so. (how to do this will be explained by mail after your registration has been successful).
This new method was implemented to avoid any confusion with manually sending in the logfiles. I also acknowledge that I'm aware of
the fact that a uniform QRZ template will be provided and that if I'm not capable of implementing this by myself I will release the
QRZ page of this callsign to the website coordinators, so they
can do this for me. I am aware that a realistic number QSL cards will be provided for this callsign and
all QSL requests will be handled by the QSL Manager indicated by the YOTA Staff. If I'm planning to use this callsign
in contests, which will result in a higher amount of QSL requests for my station, I will donate some money to YOTA to cover these extra costs.
I know that this is an event to stimulate the amount of youngsters on the air, thus avoiding simple "59, thanks 73'" QSO's but instead giving
some information about the event and it's purpose. The main purpose of this activity is to show the amateur radio hobby to young people and
to encourage young people to make use of the ham radio waves. I'm aware that this callsign should be primarily
used by youngsters. Youngsters are defined by the IARU as persons under the age of 26 years.
All applying callsigns will be verified with their IARU member society before being accepted. (You will automatically receive an email when
your application is accepted).