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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.

Join the YOTA community – now on Discord!

Every year we bring people together through camps and events. Now we want to invite you to our Discord server, a place for you to keep in touch outside our events, share your experiences and love for this hobby and most importantly – make new amateur radio friends online!

How can you join the YOTA server? https://discord.gg/ZGB9xFeRGD

Who can join the YOTA server? Everyone that is interested in ham radio is free to join the server.

Let’s make this community bigger and better – don’t forget to invite your friends to join us on! Join here! Join now and let’s explore the world of amateur radio together!

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Apply for Youth Contesting Program – TM4Y (@F6KOP)

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After years of sleep, the Youth Contesting Program is back for new adventures. For this fresh new start, we are planning a full team of young operators to make some noise…

Call for applications – YOTA Czechia 2024

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The IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group together with the Czech Radio Club are pleased to announce the 12th  annual YOTA Summer Camp – this time in Czechia. The event…

December YOTA Month Celebrating youth the whole December on air!

December YOTA Month is here!

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Every year, for the entire month of December, several youngsters under 26 become active with their national YOTA callsigns. This will continue in the 11th edition of December YOTA Month…

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Read the latest Train The Trainer reports:

PublicationTrain the trainerYOTA Month 2022
April 8, 2023

Train The Trainer report – Team USA – DYM 2022

Wow, what a fun DYM 2022! We had about 37 operators from not just the United States, but all over the world. For the first time ever, we welcomed many operators...
PublicationTrain the trainerYOTA Month 2022
April 8, 2023

Train The Trainer report – Team France – DYM 2022

“Overall, this December YOTA Month was a great experience for me. I had plenty of opportunities to have fun on the air. So much that I took part in… 7…

PublicationTrain the trainerYOTA Month 2022
April 8, 2023

Train The Trainer report – Team Switzerland – DYM 2022

For the December YOTA Month in 2023, we tried to contact as many Youngsters as we could. From the about 25 contacted, about 8 were interested to participate in the…

PublicationTrain the trainerYOTA Month 2022
April 8, 2023

Train The Trainer report – Team Bosnia and Herzegovina – DYM 2022

In 2022 Team Bosnia and Herzegovina had a record amount of youth stations on the air, 9 stations! In the report, team tells about their experiences in DYM 2022 including...

Together we can give our hobby the future it deserves!