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FHN 2021 – HAM RADIO fair still ongoing | HamCamp and HamRallye cancelled

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Press release by Messe Friedrichshafen:

Ham Radio sends a clear signal

Planning underway for the 45th International Amateur Radio Exhibition – The 2021 theme: “Together at a distance – reunion with friends”

After it was not possible for the International Amateur Radio Exhibition to take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the trade fair organizers on Lake Constance are optimistic that they will be able to provide a meeting place for the industry from June 25 to 27, 2021. With German Amateur Radio Club e.V. (DARC) as the perfect sponsor, the course is now being set for the 45th edition of the Ham Radio. “We are watching the situation closely, of course. At the moment we are assuming that we will be able to hold the Ham Radio in accordance with an extensive, tried-and-proven safety and hygiene concept and are looking forward to seeing everyone again at Europe’s most important trade fair for amateur radio,” explains Messe Friedrichshafen CEO Klaus Wellmann.

For the upcoming Ham Radio, there will be a new hall layout for a variety of reasons: Zeppelin Cat Hall A1 is currently serving as a transitional training and play venue for VfB Friedrichshafen’s volleyball players after the ZF Arena was closed due to structural defects. The district vaccination center is currently hosted in Hall A2. For this reason, the commercial exhibitors and associations will be occupying Halls A3 and A4, and the radio amateurs will be able to make exciting discoveries at the flea market in Halls B1 and B2. In this way there will be plenty of space available for both exhibitors and visitors. Instead of taking place on the stage in Foyer West, presentations will be given in the conference rooms and transmitted via video stream. “This year the Ham Radio will again be presenting a wide range of measuring instruments, antennas, and electrical engineering equipment. However, the event will differ a bit from what was seen in previous years. For example, the number of live presentations is being reduced, and there will be no youth camp and no HAM-Rallye. Tickets can only be purchased online,” Project Manager Petra Rathgeber says. DARC is currently pulling out all the stops to prepare for the 71st meet-up on Lake Constance. The Ham Radio is the world’s first amateur radio exhibition to be held since the pandemic began.

 

Source: https://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.com/ham-radio-sends-a-clear-signal

YOTA online – Session #10 “Gone exploring!”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Thursday, 11.02.2021

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 25.02.20211900 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “Gone exploring!“. This time we will introduce you to different aspects of our common hobby, like WWFF, IOTA and SOTA. If you fancy to know what these abbreviations stand for and what you can do there free to join this newest YOTA Online session and listen to our guests on the show. Furthermore, we will also have a special prize draw after you solved our new riddle live on the show. We will give away two more ICOM merch packages. 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

 

SWL QSL Card Requests for DYM Activities now available

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Are you a short wave listener who listened to YOTA stations during one of the December YOTA Months since 2013?
We have good news for you! We have just opened up the opportunity on our website to request #SWL QSL cards easily.
Just fill out this form at https://events.ham-yota.com/qsl.

 

 

 

 

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YOTA online – Session #9 “Recap: December YOTA Month 2020”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Thursday, 15.01.2021

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 28.01.2021 – 1900 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “Recap: December YOTA Month 2020“. This time we will have our YOTA IT team speaking about their self-developed DYM website and its newest features as well as guests talking about their impressions on the 2020 activity. Furthermore, we will also have a special prize draw after you solved our new riddle live on the show. We will give away two more ICOM merch packages. 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

 

International Kids Day event on Saturday, 2nd January 2021

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Thursday, 31.12.2020

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, 2nd January 2021 will be the next Kids Day activity. Of course, this one will be a bit different than 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 Tuesday, 5th January 2021 at 2359 UTC.

We will send out up to 5x original YOTA T-Shirts in the color you like to persons who shared the coolest Kids Day activity picture(s) 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

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December YOTA Month Awards and Plaques

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The December YOTA Month team is pleased to announce a few things:

We are able to provide awards for ham radio operators as well as SWLs from now on.
While nothing has changed for the on air contacts between YOTA special event stations and radio operators, SWLs can log their heard QSOs directly on our event website.
SWLs have to register themselves on our website to be able to obtain their awards. If you don’t have an official SWL callsign yet – no worries!
You can also use your nickname to obtain the awards in bronze, silver, gold and platinum.

 

Furthermore, SWLs can request QSL cards on our website soon as well.
You will have to enter the heard QSO data to a form and we will be happy to provide you a card as requested.
To get the requested card(s) you have to have your own SWL callsign and be a member of a national society and its QSL service, though.

 

Moreover, we are offering 7 different wooden plaques after the DYM activity in the following categories:

  • Most stations contacted (CW)
    First to contact the most unique active YOTA stations in CW mode within the award program
  • Most stations contacted (SSB)
    First to contact the most unique active YOTA stations in SSB mode within the award program
  • Most stations contacted (DIGITAL)
    First to contact the most unique active YOTA stations in DIGITAL modes within the award program
  • Most stations contacted
    First to contact the most unique active YOTA stations overall within the award program
  • Best overall score OM
    Best overall achieved award score by an OM
  • Best overall score YL
    Best overall achieved award score by a YL
  • Best overall score Youngster
    Best overall achieved award score by a Youngster (< 26)

Only one plaque will be awarded per entry.
A station winning a plaque will not be considered for a sub-area award; the plaque will be awarded to the runner-up in that area.

Example:
If you are the station who contacted the most stations overall, you cannot be considered for most stations contacted (CW, SSB, DIGITAL) as well as best overall scores anymore.
This applies to all categories.

The DYM team will announce the winners based on the award calculation on the YOTA Social Media Channels as well as contact them via their email address (as on QRZ.com) after January 20th 2021.
If there is no response by the winning ham within 7 days after the announcement, we will shift the plaque to the runner-up in that area due to missing shipping details.

 

Enjoy the last week of DYM 2020 and get those YOTA stations into your logbook!

YOTA online – Session #8 “December Special”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Thursday, 10.12.2020

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 17.12.20201900 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “December Special”. This time we will have a lot of guests on the show talking about the YOTA program as well as other awesome topics.
Furthermore, we will also have a special prize draw after you solved our new riddle live on the show. We will reveal the big prize, an ICOM radio, on our social media channels soon. 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 #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.