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IARU R1 Youth Working Group | Call for Member Applications

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We are very happy that our community is growing and getting bigger every day, but unfortunately, we can’t do it alone anymore and we need help with the organization.

We firmly believe that we will find other youngsters who are not afraid to take the future of HAM radio into their own hands.

If you would like to assist and help us, e.g. with social media or IT, please fill out the this form and we will get back to you with more info soon.

Many thanks in advance.


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Roadmap Meeting and New Vice Chair Appointment | Way to the Future

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Press Release
by International Amateur Radio Union, Region 1
Youth Working Group

Source: IARU Region 1

The IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group just held its yearly meeting among its members. Within this virtual gathering various things, as a roadmap, new structure, etc., were introduced and discussed.

Due to its fast growth over the past few years the Youth Working Group gained lots of responsibilities and tasks. Thus, it was decided to appoint a second Vice Chair position to split those among the board members. This doing was clarified with the IARU R1 President and Secretary in advance.

Thus, from Thursday 27th October 2022, Otava Tuomi (OH3OT) serves as a second Vice Chair next to Markus Großer (DL8GM) within the Working Group. Otava is a member since 2019 and currently actively contributing to the well-known ”Train The Trainer” (TTT) program as its coordinator. He will remain within his TTT coordinator position and is further assisting with strategic planning tasks and decision making among the board. All present Youth Working Group members voted in favor, none against, no abstain. We would like to thank OH3OT for his contribution and are looking forward to our common upcoming work in the future.

Furthermore, a new working structure was introduced to the team. It includes a clear allocation of tasks and responsibilities among its members. We would like to thank all involved new team leads and members of the IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group for their trust and therefore continuous outstanding contribution. Without all their efforts nothing would be possible!

Though, to fill in remaining positions within our newly established departments we are always searching for new dedicated additions in various fields to our team. If you want to contribute please let us know at youth@iaru-r1.org.

In case of any questions do not hesitate to reach out to our team at youth@iaru-r1.org.


Mit freundlichen Grüßen | Kind regards | 73

Philipp Springer, DK6SP

Chair
Youth Working Group
International Amateur Radio Union
Region 1

IARU Region 2 announces YOTA Summer Camp 2023

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Press Release by Youth On The Air (IARU Region 2)
19.09.2022

2023 Camp Dates & Location Are Set

Youth on the Air Camp 2023 Dates and Location Finalized

The third camp for young amateur radio operators in North, Central, and South America is scheduled to take place July 16-21, 2023.

UNION, Kentucky, September 18, 2023—After another successful camp program in 2022, the next Youth on the Air Camp for the Americas has been scheduled for July 16-21, 2023.  The selected site for this year’s camp is Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  A team from the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) will serve as the local host for this event.

The camper application period will open online December 1, 2022 at youthontheair.org.  Eligible youth are licensed amateur radio operators between ages 15 and 25.

A total of 30 campers will be accepted. Priority will be given to first-time attendees and youth residing outside of the USA.  Returning attendees will serve as leaders during the camp.

Potential campers that reside outside of Canada are encouraged to begin the process of obtaining the necessary passport (and appointment to obtain a tourist VISA, where applicable) NOW.

We know that changes in the COVID-19 pandemic status between now and July will have an impact on hosting the camp.  Should we not be able to host the camp or if we need to reschedule, we will let everyone know with as much notice as possible.

For details about the camp and/or to sign up for updates by email, visit the camp web page at YouthOnTheAir.org.

For additional information, please contact Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG at director@youthontheair.org.

December YOTA Month | 10th DYM Activity 2022

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Press Release by International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 – Youth Working Group

Erding, Germany – Tuesday, 04.10. 2022

The entire month of December, several youngsters under the age of 26 will become active with YOTA suffixes in their callsigns. The idea behind this is to show the amateur radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the ham radio waves.

The last time YOTA callsigns hitting the air waves was from the 10th annual YOTA Summer Camp in early August 2022. Nearly 100 youngsters were activating various bands and modes. This shall be continued in this year’s 10th edition of the December YOTA Month activity.

Every ham radio operator can support the youth worldwide! By making a QSO with them, they can improve their skills on air and learn more about geography and ham radio abbreviations, among others. The youngsters will be happy to get some attention and exchange information. Licensed and unlicensed youth will be making QSOs, be aware this could be their first radio contact ever and give them a chance to experience a possible new hobby.

Help your local youngsters to get on the air throughout the December YOTA Month. Either you are a supporting elmer or under 26 years yourself, contact your society’s youth coordinator to be active with your national YOTA callsign(s). If your society did not apply for one yet, feel free to encourage them to do so of course. It will be a pleasure to work a lot of new youngsters on the bands for sure!

As every year, there is again an award program available. Work as many YOTA stations on as many bands and modes as possible and be eligible for your Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum award for free. Furthermore, there will be wooden plaques for the best achieving radio hams worldwide available once again. The various categories will be announced once we are getting closer to the event itself.

The DYM program promotes the radio activity on the air waves and shows that there is and will be activity in the future. Visit our website events.ham-yota.com for more information about the award rules.

Last year the worldwide participation of IARU member societies in all three regions was at a never seen high while counting 62 active stations. The youngsters achieved nearly 120.000 QSOs and over 2.000 free awards were downloaded from the DYM website. Therefore, let’s participate in December YOTA Month, and achieve big numbers together once again in December 2022!

Feel free to follow the activities on our homepage as well as on our social media channels @hamyota and @hamyota_official and update yourself at events.ham-yota.com.

On behalf of the DYM Organizing Committee,


Mit freundlichen Grüßen | Kind regards | 73

Philipp Springer, DK6SP

Chair
Youth Working Group
International Amateur Radio Union
Region 1

 

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JOTA / JOTI 2022 | Jamborees On The Air / Jamborees On The Internet

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DATES

14th – 16th October 2022

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

As shared by JOTA/JOTI Jamboree:
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)
80 m 3.690 & 3.940 3.570
40 m 7.090 & 7.190 7.030
20 m 14.290 14.060
17 m 18.140 18.080
15 m 21.360 21.140
12 m 24.960 24.910
10 m 28.390 28.180
6 m 50.160 50.160

Source: JOTA/JOTI Radio Handbook 2022

 

Let’s connect with the worldwide Scouts and share the fun of our common hobby with them.

 

If you have any questions regarding topics concerning the IARU R1 Youth Working Group always feel free to reach out to us via email at youth@iaru-r1.org.

UPCOMING: 10th YOTA Summer Camp Croatia 2022

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This year’s 10th YOTA Summer Camp will be held in Karlovac, Croatia, from 6th to 13th August.
The organizers as well as all worldwide attending teams are looking forward to a week of training, fun and most important new friendships.

And also YOU can be part of the event!

YOTA Team Croatia (HRS) established an AWARD which everyone can achieve by working the YOUNGSTERS ON THE AIR during the Summer Camp 2022.

AWARD RULES:

1 Points

This award is awarded based on a defined number of points. Each QSO with a 9A YOTA station (9A22YOTA, 9A1YOTA, 9A2YOTA, 9A3YOTA, 9A4YOTA, 9A5YOTA, 9A100QO) in a different band/mode combination (slot) earns you one point. Duplicates do not count.
Valid QSOs will be QSOs made from August 6th 2022 0000 UTC to August 13th 2022 2359 UTC.

2 Scoring

You can obtain the award after having gathered the minimum required points (see Table 1 below).
Minimum required points differ for young operators (see Table 2 below).

Award LevelMinimum Number of StationsMinimum Number of Slots
Bronze9A22YOTA + 1 (2)6
Silver9A22YOTA + 2 (3)10
Gold9A22YOTA + 4 (5)20
Platinum9A22YOTA + 4 (5)max
Table 1: Minimum required points (all operators)

Award Level Minimum Number of Stations Minimum Number of Slots
Bronze9A22YOTA + 1 (2)4
Silver9A22YOTA + 2 (3)8
Gold9A22YOTA + 4 (5)12
Platinum9A22YOTA + 4 (5)max
Table 2: Minimum required points (young operators)

In case of a tie for a platinum position, both operators will be awarded platinum awards, but the operator that gathered the maximum number of points sooner will be given the prize.

3 Young Operators

A young operator is an operator who was under the age of 25 on January 1st 2022. Before August 13th 2359 UTC,
young operators can register online, providing evidence of their age on January 1st 2022. This will allow them to
participate in the awards as young operators and have adjusted the minimum required points.
To register you can fill in a form (https://forms.gle/xuB13wA1CvnjAxWC8).

4 Schedule

Operating times for different stations during the camp can be seen in Table 3 below.

Station (Callsign)Operating Date
9A22YOTAAugust 6th – August 13th
9A1YOTAAugust 6th – August 13th
9A2YOTAAugust 8th
9A3YOTAAugust 10th
9A4YOTAAugust 10th
9A5YOTAAugust 12th
9A100QOAugust 6th – August 13th
Table 3: Operating times for YOTA stations

5 Bands and Modes

During the duration of the YOTA Summer Camp Croatia 2022, the following bands and modes will be used.

Bands:

All amateur radio bands including WARC, VHF, UHF, and satellites.

Modes:

SSB, CW, digital (FT8, FT4, RTTY).

6 Awards

Awards will be presented online. All operators which have gathered the minimum required points will be able to
download their award after the final scoring after the end of the YOTA Summer Camp Croatia 2022.

7 Prize

The prize for platinum position operators above the age of 25, is s 9A5N key plus a weekend break for a family of four in the city of Karlovac, Croatia.

The prize for platinum position operators under the age of 25, is a CircuitMess Synthia plus a surprise. Special thanks for the YOUTH award at the platinum level goes to https://circuitmess.com/. If you don’t win, you can get 20% off their subscriptions using the discount code “YOTA20” !

8 Leaderboard

You can see the Summer Camp award leaderboards here: www.hamradio.hr/yota-yota-award/

Source

YOTA Team Croatia (HRS)

First Session – YOTA Contest 2022

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Press Release
by International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 – Youth Working Group

Nicosia, Cyprus – Tuesday, 15.05.2022

The first YOTA contest session of 2022 is coming up soon. Take the opportunity to test your stations a week prior the CQWPX CW contest, or better yet, open your radio station to the next generation and become a station sponsor. Give the next generation a chance at the radio and work the active ones in the YOTA Contest.

Thus, we want to remind you that we will have three (3) YOTA Contest sessions coming up in 2022 again. Lots of participants enjoyed the 2021 sessions already and thus we hope to get even more people involved into the events this year.

The upcoming three sessions will be taking place on the following days:

1st round | 21st May 2022 | 0800 – 1959 UTC
2nd round | 23rd July 2022 | 1000 – 2159 UTC
3rd round | 30th December 2022 | 1200 – 2359 UTC

So, are you ready to compete within the next YOTA Contest? Everyone in the ham radio community can take part, it takes place three times per year and only lasts 12 hours. Its aim is to increase the youngsters’ activity on the air, strengthening the reputation of the YOTA program and demonstrate the support for youngsters across the world.

During the past year we have received several rule translations into various languages. A big thank you to the contributors! So, if you are not that fluent in English, check them out here.

If you have any further questions after reading through the rules, please go to our FAQ page to see if your question has been answered already. If you still have a question, feel free to drop the YOTA Contest Committee an email at contest@ham-yota.com and we are happy to reply.

On behalf of the YOTA Contest Committee,

73 Philipp, 5B4AQC | DK6SP

Chair
Youth Working Group
International Amateur Radio Union
Region 1

 


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IARU R1 Youth WG invited by CARS

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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 of very ambitious pupils into amateur radio in general as well as the IARU youth initiative, Youngsters On The Air.

CARS itself is holding license courses for youngsters on a regular basis and thus providing a well-recognized effort for the future of amateur radio.

Find out more about youth engagements of IARU member societies within the “Train-the-Trainer”-Program.

Many thanks to Katie Demetriou (5B4ANF — trustee 5B4ES Club) as well as CARS president Nestoras Jacovides (5B4AHZ) and Youth Coordinator Joseph Msallam (5B4APB) for making this presentation possible.

 

Source: https://www.iaru-r1.org/2022/iaru-r1-youth-wg-invited-by-cars/

News: YOTA Japan

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Riku Suda (JR2KHB) – Representative Director, YOTA Japan

“On the 1st of March this year, YOTA Japan was officially incorporated, and we reestablished  “Youngsters on the Air Japan” as a non-profitable association which is called, in terms of Japanese law, a general incorporated association.

Along with that, we introduce the membership system and committees to clarify that youngsters are the center of our activities.

By the incorporation, the membership system and committees, we will create more fields where our youngsters can be active, and will expand the activities.”

 

Source: YOTA Japan

YOTA Summer Camp Croatia 2022

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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 2020 and 2021, HRS in Croatia generously offered to proceed the plannings.

Thus, we ask every Youth Coordinator in IARU Region 1 to apply for their national YOTA Teams according to the “Call of Applications”. One team can consist out of up to four (4) participants. For the details please see the attached file. The final number of participants per member society will be announced after the application deadline on May 8th, 2022.

Therefore, if you are a youngster willing to participate at this year’s YOTA Summer Camp, feel free to reach out to your national Youth Coordinator and show your interest today.

 

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