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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!

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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

 

 

 

YOTA online – Session #2 on Thursday, 25th June 2020

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Wednesday, 24.06.2020

YOTA online – Session #2

Are you ready for the second YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to 25.06.20201800 UTC?

BUT WHAT IS YOTA ONLINE?

The Youth Working Group within the IARU Region 1 created a newly developed 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. 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 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.

https://www.ham-yota.com/yota-online-session-2/

 

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

 

 

 

International Kids Day event on Saturday, 20th June 2020

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Monday, 15.06.2020

Twice a year, ARRL – the American Radio Society – offers an event designed to promote Amateur Radio to the youth as well as share excitement with your family, grandkids, friends, scouts or even to the public. This day can be the first time for youth to experience a real radio QSO, hopefully they get interested in becoming a licensed amateur radio operator.
You could make use of this suggested exchange: Name, age, location, and favorite color.
Be sure to work the same station again if an operator has changed. To draw attention, call “CQ Kids Day”.

When you want to participate in IARU R1 we suggest you to use the following frequencies:

10 Meters: 28.350 to 28.400 MHz
15 Meters: 21.360 to 21.400 MHz
20 Meters: 14.270 to 14.300 MHz
40 Meters: 7.080 to 7.120 MHz
80 Meters: 3.650 to 3.750 MHz

For more information please visit our homepage at https://www.ham-yota.com/kidsday-4-january-2020/.

Saturday, 20th June 2020 will be the next Kids Day activity. Of course, this one will be a bit different than the previous ones. Therefore, we recommend everyone to follow the COVID-19 guidelines in these difficult times. Nevertheless, if you are young, close to a radio and do have an amateur radio license, get on the air and share a picture of your activation via social media and tag @hamyota on Twitter and Facebook, @hamyota_official on Instagram or by email to pr@ham-yota.com until Sunday, 21st June at 2359 UTC.

We will send 1x original YOTA Hoodie in the color you like to the person who shared the coolest Kids Day activity picture with us! Check out our collection at http://www.ham-yota.com/shop/.

Please visit the ARRL homepage for participation awards and further information useful during the upcoming Kids Day activity at http://www.arrl.org/kids-day.

Let us hope we can show Amateur Radio to our friends, family, and other kids during next Kids Day activity again!

 

 

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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 #1 recording and feedback

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Monday, 08.06.2020

A huge thanks to everyone watching the first YOTA online session on Thursday, 28.05.2020.
The successful session gathered more than 600 unique viewers from all continents except Oceania and Antarctica, as far as we could track. Considering this we can say that the event was indeed taking place worldwide. The session was streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. For the first time ever, we have been streaming on Twitch as well. Therefore, it was a great success with a total of 30 unique viewers on this new platform bearing in mind that this was our first time using it. We also had the opportunity to stream via the Es-Hail QO-100 geostationary satellite from a QTH in Belgium using ATV mode where we received good reports as well.

The event itself begun at 1800 UTC on all platforms. After a warm welcome and a short explanation of the significance of the event, we headed over to our main topic of the day, Youth Contest Program, also known as YCP. Claudia DC2CL and Tom F4HWS, as participants of the events at LX7I and DM9EE, had talked about the program itself and answered audience questions afterwards.  Later general follower questions regarding different YOTA related topics were answered by the members of the working group. After about an hour later at 1900 UTC the night was sealed with a YOTA merchandise prize draw which was attended by around 70 people. With this first YOTA online session came to a very successful end.

If you didn’t have the chance to join the live event or just want to see all of it again, you can re-watch the recording of the event on our Youtube channel.

The YOTA online event was created by a multinational team consisting of nine people from six countries: Monty OE3VVU from Austria, Pieter ON1GPS from Belgium, Martina OK2YLQ from Czech Republic, Otava OH3OT from Finland, Claudia DC2CL, Philipp DK6SP & Markus DL8GM from Germany and Lisa PA2LS from the Netherlands.

Dozens of hours of planning were used, and several team calls were held to make the free YOTA broadcast available to everybody all over the world.

For all of those who watched the event either live or afterwards, we kindly ask you for feedback.
Please fill in our Google form or text us directly on our social media channels.
By filling the form you can also suggest topics for our future YOTA online sessions.

Our second edition of YOTA online will take place on Thursday, 25.06.2020, at 1800 UTC. Therefore, save the date already. Our team is working on an interesting new main topic to be presented in the show. We will also answer YOTA community questions again. So, if you always wanted to ask a question regarding YOTA – this is your time! Let us know by contacting us on our social media channels or by email. In the end we prepared another prize draw for all participants. See you all next time!

 

 

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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 – livestreams of session #1

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Are you ready for today’s first YOTA online session already?
Did you already set your alarms to 28.05.2020 – 1800 UTC?

Here are the links to our livestreams:
Youtube – https://youtu.be/6xKnd2UN9z0
Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/hamyota
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hamyota/live/
Instagram – Check the livestream within our story

If you have questions while the event takes place don’t 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. All other comments will be answered afterwards for sure.

We hope to welcome you later tonight on the show!

SAVE THE DATE: YOTA online – 28th May 2020 from 1800 UTC

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Friday, 22.05.2020

WHAT?
The Youth Working Group within the IARU Region 1 created a newly developed 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 hamradio. A YOTA team consisting of active youngsters will present different topics. While answering questions from the community there will be also a part where different recent YOTA events will be described and participant stories will be shared followed by a Q&A session with the presenters. At the end of the event we will also do a prize raffle amongst all participants.

WHY?
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all planned YOTA events until September 2020 had to be cancelled or postponed. This included for example the Summer Camps in all IARU Regions 1, 2 and 3 as well as Subregional Camps, Youth Contest Programs, or our presence during the HAMRADIO fair 2020 in Friedrichshafen. This and the fact that lots of youngsters want to join YOTA activities each year lend us to create an interactive format to gather youngsters online on a regular basis.

WHERE?
The first meeting will take place on 28th May 2020 from 1800 UTC as a livestream and will take around one hour. Of course, the participation is for free and open to anyone who wants to take part worldwide. We will share the link to our server one day prior to the event on our homepage and social media channels. The event will also be livestreamed to our Youtube Channel and will be recorded to be available online at any time.

 

We hope to have the chance to welcome you in a few days during our YOTA online meeting!

 

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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