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28th January
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COVID-19 Cancellations

YCP at 9A1A and EC2DX;
Subregionals in Serbia (BOTA), Norway (NOTA), Hungary;
YOTA Summer Camps in R1 (Croatia), R2 (USA) and R3 (Thailand)
The events might be postponed to a later date.

 

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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.

Recently 80 youngsters from 27 teams in IARU R1 met in Bankya near Sofia in Bulgaria for the 8th edition of the Youngsters On The Air summer camp. It was a wonderful week full of diverse activities concentrated both on practical and theoretical knowledge, but also many fun activities. We explored different cultures and shared the hobby that always brings us closer together. This year we also dedicated a lot of time to a new 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!

Read the latest Train The Trainer reports:

PublicationTrain the trainer
March 17, 2021

Train the Trainer – Societies social media channels

From this page, you can easily find the social media and Facebook groups of the youth teams participating in Train the Trainer. If you don't see your societies youth social...
PublicationTrain the trainer
March 15, 2021

Train The Trainer – Summary report – January 2021

This is a first ever “Train The Trainer” summary report by Youngsters On The Air. Gathering answers and ideas from more than ten societies’ youth teams into one short text,…

PublicationTrain the trainer
January 30, 2021

Train the Trainer report – Finland – January 2021

Beginning from 2021 there are some changes to Train the Trainer reports. The biggest of them being that the participating countries are from now on asked direct questions in order...
PublicationTrain the trainer
January 30, 2021

Train the Trainer report – Iceland – January 2021

Beginning from 2021 there are some changes to Train the Trainer reports. The biggest of them being that the participating countries are from now on asked direct questions in order…

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YOTA Summer Camp Croatia – Postponed to 2022

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Press Release byIARU Region 1 Youth Working Group Sunday, 18.04.2021 The IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group has to announce the following news. The YOTA summer camp Croatia, which had…

YOTA Contest on Ham Talk Live

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Friday early morning at 0100 Team YOTA – DK6SP, DL8GM & HA8RT – will be introducing the brand new YOTA contest on Ham Talk Live in the US! Tune in…

YOTA Online – Session #12 “The end … but a new beginning!”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air Tuesday, 13.04.2021 Are you ready for our upcoming and last YOTA Online session already? Did you set your alarms for Thursday, 29.04.2021 – 1800…

Together we can give our hobby the future it deserves!