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YOTA online – Session #7 “DXPeditions”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Wednesday, 19.11.2020

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 26.11.20201900 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “DXPeditions”.
We will also have a prize draw after you solved our new riddle live on the show.
So, stay tuned and be excited!

WHAT IS YOTA ONLINE?
The Youth Working Group within the IARU Region 1 created a new program called “YOTA online”. In these monthly gatherings we will try to bring the YOTA feeling towards the online community and spread the word that there is youth in ham radio. A YOTA team consisting of active youngsters will present different topics, while answering questions from the community. There will also be a section where different recent YOTA event hosts will be able to present the highlights, while also giving participants the opportunity to share stories. These sessions are also interesting if you want to learn more about organizing such amateur radio events for young people. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the group presenting. At the end of the event we will also do a prize raffle including a little riddle amongst all participants.


WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
We will be streaming live again on our Youtube, Facebook and Twitch channels. Furthermore, we try to stream via the QO-100 geostationary satellite in DATV mode again.

Here are the links to our channels.
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/hamyota
Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/hamyota
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hamyota

QUESTIONS?
If you have questions while the event takes place do not hesitate to ask them.
Please keep in mind that we will be monitoring only the chats on Facebook, Youtube and Twitch while we are streaming live.
All other comments will be answered afterwards for sure.

RE-WATCH PREVIOUS EPISODES
If you missed earlier episodes or just want to watch a topic again it is very easy.
Just visit our Youtube Channel and select what you want to see.

We hope to welcome you on the show!

 

 

_______________________________

Youngsters On The Air is an initiative by the IARU Region 1

Get in contact with us at pr@ham-yota.com

Follow us on our homepage ham-yota.com and please leave us a like on our Social Media Channels at facebook.com/hamyota, twitter.com/hamyota, instagram.com/hamyota_official, youtube.com/hamyota, twitch.tv/hamyota, tiktok.com/hamyota

 

Changes within IARU Region 1 Youth WG – VGC 2020

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Press Release by IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group
Friday, 16.10.2020

Changes within IARU Region 1 Youth WG
after Virtual General Conference 2020

Due to current COVID-19 regulations the original plan to hold the 25th IARU Region 1 General Conference as an in-person event in Novi Sad, Serbia, had to be cancelled. The organizing committee of the national society SRS, together with IARU R1, set up a Virtual General Conference (VGC) instead. Within this conference the Youth Working Group had the opportunity to present their achievements over the past three years on a separate session on Sunday 11 October. Over 30 Member Societies and 85 participants of all three IARU regions took part. Next to presenting the Youth WG activities there was an interactive session which included five questions. The outcome will be used with shaping the program for the next years.
During two more C3 meetings this week the Youth WG also had the chance to state recommendations which have been voted on today.

The Youth WG proposed the following three recommendations to the IARU Region 1 plenary:

  • Member Societies invite young non-members to their national and local youth amateur radio events in order to attract newcomers to amateur radio and possible new members for the Member Society.
  • Member Societies that do not yet have a Youth Coordinator are urged to appoint a Youth Coordinator before the end of Q1 2021.
  • Appoint Philipp Springer (DK6SP) as Youth WG Chair for the next three-year period.

All three recommendations have been approved and voted in favor of the Youth Working Group by the attending Member Societies.

Lisa Leenders (PA2LS) decided to step down as Youth WG Chair and hand the job over to the next generation. She received appreciation for her outstanding job over the past 9 years from all three IARU regions in the final plenary today.

Therefore, there was the opportunity for the younger generation to take over the vacancies. Philipp Springer (DK6SP) has been elected by the attending Member Societies to follow within Lisa’s footsteps as Youth WG Chair. Furthermore, Markus Großer (DL8GM) has been appointed as the Youth WG Vice Chair during the VGC.

Lisa expresses that she thanks the Youth WG, Youth Coordinators & Member Societies and IARU for all the work which has been achieved over the past 9 years. Only in 2011 the current Youth Program of IARU R1 has been started. She mentions that we can be proud on what has been achieved. One key comment she urges to Member Societies: “Keep it simple and start organizing amateur radio activities for young persons. Be open and listen to the young persons and do not be afraid to let them organize things. Please give them the support they need.”

The Youth Working Group will be in the right hands with Philipp DK6SP as successor as Chair and Markus DL8GM as Vice-Chair.  This is supported by the entire Working Group. Congratulations to both Philipp DK6SP and Markus DL8GM, they have a great energetic team to work with in the upcoming 3 years, Lisa adds.

Both, Philipp and Markus, stated that they will be continuing the already well-known projects within the Working Group. Moreover, they will focus on even expanding the YOTA program itself, working together with the Member Societies of Region 1 to strengthen the youth activities and help the growth of similar projects in the other two regions.

 

Picture: Newly elected Youth WG Chair Philipp Springer (DK6SP) left and Vice Chair Markus Großer (DL8GM) right.

 

 

 

Youngsters On The Air is an initiative by the IARU Region 1

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JOTA JOTI – Jamborees On The Air / Internet Event 2020

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WHAT IS THE JAMBOREE-ON-THE-AIR (JOTA)?

The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world connect with each other by means of amateur radio. Short-wave radio signals carry their voices to virtually any corner of the world. It’s the shear excitement of having a live conversation with a fellow Scout or Guide at some other place in the world that attracts so many young people to this event. JOTA is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared.

The use of amateur-radio techniques offers an extra educational dimension for Scouts. Many grasp the opportunity to discover the world of wireless radio techniques and electronics. Thousands of volunteer radio amateurs assist the Scouts over the JOTA weekend with their knowledge, equipment and enthusiasm.

 

WORLD SCOUT FREQUENCIES

Scout Frequencies are chosen in a segment where low-power, simple stations are transmitting. This allows Scouts to operate such stations from camp sites and still be able to communicate with others.

band phone (MHz) cw (MHz) band phone (MHz) cw (MHz)
80 m 3.690 & 3.940 3.570 15 m 21.360 21.140
40 m 7.090 & 7.190 7.030 12 m 24.960 24.910
20 m 14.290 14.060 10 m 28.390 28.180
17 m 18.140 18.080 6 m 50.160 50.160

Read more on the JOTA JOTI 2020 website.

IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference – Youth WG Session

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The Youth Working Group was the final stream meeting held today Sunday, 11.10.2020. The virtual platform gave the opportunity to have a wider audience than usual reaching over 80 participants from 33 different member societies. Also observers from all three IARU Regions have been present. Lisa (PA2LS) – Chair of IARU R1 Youth WG – lead through the meeting and the audience had a chance to review the work of the Youth Working Group and the YOTA program from the past three years. Furthermore, challenges of expanding the reach of the program to other youth communities have been discussed with the attendees. Nevertheless, there was a good interaction between the audience as well as member societies.

Next Wednesday, 14.10.2020, the C3 plenary will proceed to review the official Youth WG paper.

 

 

IARU Region 1 – Virtual General Conference 2020 started

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The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU Region 1)
General Conference just started a few minutes ago. This year it would have been taken place in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID pandemic the event will be held online during the upcoming week. The Youth Working Group members will be present at various meetings as well as is ready to present their achievements to the delegates Sunday evening.

YOTA online Session #5 – Thursday, 24.09.2020 at 1800 UTC

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Tuesday, 08.09.2020

YOTA online – Session #5
“December YOTA Month”

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 24.09.20201800 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “December YOTA Month” in preparation to the upcoming event to be held in less than three months.
We will also have a prize draw after you solved our new riddle live on the show.
So stay tuned and be excited!

WHAT IS YOTA ONLINE?

The Youth Working Group within the IARU Region 1 created a new program called “YOTA online”. In these monthly gatherings we will try to bring the YOTA feeling towards the online community and spread the word that there is youth in ham radio. A YOTA team consisting of active youngsters will present different topics, while answering questions from the community. There will also be a section where different recent YOTA event hosts will be able to present the highlights, while also giving participants the opportunity to share stories. These sessions are also interesting if you want to learn more about organizing such amateur radio events for young people. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the group presenting. At the end of the event we will also do a prize raffle including a little riddle amongst all participants.

WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?

We will be streaming live again on our Youtube, Facebook and Twitch channels. Furthermore, we try to stream via the QO-100 geostationary satellite in DATV mode again.

Here are the links to our channels.
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/hamyota
Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/hamyota
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hamyota
 

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions while the event takes place do not hesitate to ask them.

Please keep in mind that we will be monitoring only the chats on Facebook, Youtube and Twitch while we are streaming live. All other comments will be answered afterwards for sure.

RE-WATCH PREVIOUS EPISODES

If you missed earlier episodes or just want to watch a topic again it is very easy.
Just visit our Youtube Channel and select what you want to see.

We hope to welcome you on the show!

________________________

Youngsters On The Air is an initiative by the IARU Region 1

Get in contact with us at pr@ham-yota.com

Follow us on our homepage ham-yota.com and please leave us a like on our Social Media Channels at facebook.com/hamyota, twitter.com/hamyota, instagram.com/hamyota_official, youtube.com/hamyota
twitch.tv/hamyota, tiktok.com/hamyota

YOTA online – Session #4 “YOTA Summer Camps”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Wednesday, 19.08.2020

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 27.08.20201800 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “YOTA Summer Camps”.
We will also have a prize draw after you solved our new riddle live on the show.
So stay tuned and be excited!

WHAT IS YOTA ONLINE?
The Youth Working Group within the IARU Region 1 created a new program called “YOTA online”. In these monthly gatherings we will try to bring the YOTA feeling towards the online community and spread the word that there is youth in ham radio. A YOTA team consisting of active youngsters will present different topics, while answering questions from the community. There will also be a section where different recent YOTA event hosts will be able to present the highlights, while also giving participants the opportunity to share stories. These sessions are also interesting if you want to learn more about organizing such amateur radio events for young people. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the group presenting. At the end of the event we will also do a prize raffle including a little riddle amongst all participants.


WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?
We will be streaming live again on our Youtube, Facebook and Twitch channels. Furthermore, we try to stream via the QO-100 geostationary satellite in DATV mode again.

Here are the links to our channels.
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/hamyota
Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/hamyota
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hamyota

QUESTIONS?
If you have questions while the event takes place do not hesitate to ask them.
Please keep in mind that we will be monitoring only the chats on Facebook, Youtube and Twitch while we are streaming live. All other comments will be answered afterwards for sure.

RE-WATCH PREVIOUS EPISODES
If you missed earlier episodes or just want to watch a topic again it is very easy.
Just visit our Youtube Channel and select what you want to see.

We hope to welcome you on the show!

 

 

_______________________________

Youngsters On The Air is an initiative by the IARU Region 1

Get in contact with us at pr@ham-yota.com

Follow us on our homepage ham-yota.com and please leave us a like on our Social Media Channels at facebook.com/hamyota, twitter.com/hamyota, instagram.com/hamyota_official, youtube.com/hamyota
twitch.tv/hamyota, tiktok.com/hamyota

 

Youth on the Air Camp in the Americas Dates Announced for Summer 2021

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We recently received the following press release from YOTA Region 2 Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG:

“The initial camp for young amateur radio operators in North, Central, and South America that was postponed in the summer of 2020 is now scheduled for July 11-16, 2021.

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, July 28, 2020

The summer camp for licensed amateur radio operators ages 15 through 25 that was scheduled to take place in June, 2020 at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township (North Cincinnati), Ohio has been rescheduled. Mark your calendars for July 11-16, 2021. The new dates were chosen after polling the campers who were accepted to attend the 2020 camp, the camp staff, and venue availability. Campers who were accepted to the 2020 camp will have the privilege of registering early for the 2021 camp. Once the early registration results are known, the remaining spots will be open for new registrations. The maximum number of campers was increased to thirty, thanks to additional donations from the amateur radio community. The camp daily activity schedule will remain the same for 2021.

Due to the postponement of the camp, young hams in the Americas were invited to several special online events. The main event was a virtual YOTA Day hosted on Zoom and streamed on YouTube. Virtual YOTA Day included presentations by youth for youth, as well as competitions that could be completed from home. The recording of the event is available for viewing on our YouTube Channel.

Other events included: a week long special event station, a remote station to use during Field Day, a club entry for Field Day, and participation in the YOTA Online monthly program from IARU Region 1.

More information about YOTA in the Americas can be found at our website and at the following outlets:
Facebook, Twitter, InstagramYouTube

We wish them a lot of success with their efforts!

#hamyota #hamradio #hamr #youth #youngsters

YOTA Oceania – ZL6YOTA Jock White Memorial Field Day Youth Event 2021

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We recently received a quote from Team YOTA Oceania lead Benjamin (ZL2BCI) in IARU Region 3 about their future plans.

He says: “YOTA Oceania is looking to run a field day event next year in Wellington, at the Kaitoke camping ground for the Jock White Memorial Field Day. This annual contest is named to honor Jock White, ZL2GX a former NZART Contest and Awards Manager. Our aim is to establish effective temporary HF radio stations, to work as many other New Zealand stations as possible, and to learn to operate in less than optimal band conditions. We are also planning on trying to make contact with some of our Australian counterparts during the weekend. The callsigns we will be operating under will either ZL2YOTA or ZL6YOTA. Hope to catch you on the air on the 27-28th of February 2021.”

We wish them good luck with their efforts and hope to get them down our logs!

 

#hamyota #hamradio #hamr #youth #youngsters

YOTA online – Session #3 on Thursday, 30th July 2020

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Saturday, 25.07.2020

YOTA online – Session #3
“Subregional Camps”

Are you ready for the second YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to 30.07.20201800 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “YOTA Subregional Camps”.
We will also have a prize draw again but a little bit different than the last times.
So stay tuned and be excited!

WHAT IS YOTA ONLINE?

The Youth Working Group within the IARU Region 1 created a new program called “YOTA online”. In these monthly gatherings we will try to bring the YOTA feeling towards the online community and spread the word that there is youth in ham radio. A YOTA team consisting of active youngsters will present different topics, while answering questions from the community. There will also be a section where different recent YOTA event hosts will be able to present the highlights, while also giving participants the opportunity to share stories. These sessions are also interesting if you want to learn more about organizing such amateur radio events for young people. This will be followed by a Q&A session with the group presenting. At the end of the event we will also do a prize raffle including a little riddle amongst all participants.


WHERE WILL IT BE HELD?

We will be streaming live again on our Youtube, Facebook and Twitch channels. Furthermore, we try to stream via the QO-100 geostationary satellite in DATV mode again.

Here are the links to our channels.
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/hamyota
Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/hamyota
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hamyota

QUESTIONS?

If you have questions while the event takes place do not hesitate to ask them.
Please keep in mind that we will be monitoring only the chats on Facebook, Youtube and Twitch while we are streaming live. All other comments will be answered afterwards for sure.

RE-WATCH PREVIOUS EPISODES

If you missed earlier episodes or just want to watch a topic again it is very easy.
Just visit our Youtube Channel and select what you want to see.

 

We hope to welcome you on the show!

 

 

_________________

Youngsters On The Air is an initiative by the IARU Region 1

Get in contact with us at pr@ham-yota.com

Follow us on our homepage ham-yota.com and please leave us a like on our Social Media Channels at facebook.com/hamyota, twitter.com/hamyota, instagram.com/hamyota_official, youtube.com/hamyota
twitch.tv/hamyota, tiktok.com/hamyota