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YOTA is a quickly growing group of young radio amateurs from IARU Region 1. It is our goal to get more young people interested in amateur radio and grow the amateur radio community. Every summer around 80 youngsters meet up in a different IARU Region 1 country every year for a week of exchanging ideas and experiences. At the summer camp youngsters learn how to organise youth activities in their own countries, for example presentations at schools, smaller camps for youngsters and more. All to get more young people fascinated by amateur radio. During the year youngsters organise a number of sub-regional camps for a smaller number of youngsters, also those who do not have a license yet. There are also young contest teams, special callsigns, and lots of other activities.

The goal of YOTA is to welcome new and young amateur radio operators to our beautiful hobby. We live in a world where communication is being digitalised in a way that we almost can’t keep up with. In times like this it’s important to convince people about the importance of our hobby. Together with other youngsters all around the world, we can make the difference and give our hobby the future it deserves! YOTA is creating the next generation of amateur radio enthusiasts, bringing new energy into the hobby.

Currently nearly 100 youngsters from 24 worldwide teams from IARU Regions 1, 2 and 3 meet in Karlovac, Croatia for the 10th edition of the Youngsters On The Air Summer Camp. It will be a wonderful week full of diverse activities concentrated both on practical and theoretical knowledge, but also many fun activities. We will explore different cultures and share the hobby that always brings us closer together. This year we once again dedicate a lot of time to the well established IARU project called Train-The-Trainer which teaches youngsters to get more young people interested in amateur radio. If you’re interested in the future of amateur radio you can catch up with the latest news here!

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4 meter band at YOTA 9A by team France

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This blog post is written by YOTA Team France! On Tuesday morning, the French team (Jules F4IEY, Maxime F4IQN, and Paul F4ILV) decided to operate, using their own QRP rig,…

Day 4 | Tuesday, 2022-08-09

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This blog post is written by Team Germany! After a long trip day to Krk the day before, on the fourth day different workshops have been on the schedule. Breakfast...

Team France operating 9A YOTA Stations in the morning

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This blog post is written by Team France! After a long first day of introduction, we were told that Flex radio stations were available 24/7. So we decided to take…

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Read the latest Train The Trainer reports:

PublicationTrain the trainer
May 6, 2022

IARU R1 Youth WG invited by CARS

The IARU R1 Youth Working Group recently got invited by the Cyprus Amateur Radio Society (CARS) into their Nicosia Heaquarters. Philipp Springer (DK6SP — Chair, IARU R1 Youth Working Group) took up the opportunity and introduced a school class...
PublicationTrain the trainerYOTA Croatia 2022
April 6, 2022

YOTA Summer Camp Croatia 2022

Call for Applications Today it is our big pleasure to announce that we finally continue with our 10th edition of YOTA Summer Camps this August. After the COVID-related cancellations in…

PublicationTrain the trainer
July 26, 2021

Train the Trainer report – Finland – July 2021

The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid.  Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of…

PublicationTrain the trainer
July 26, 2021

Train the Trainer report – Norway – July 2021

The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid.  Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of…

Together we can give our hobby the future it deserves!