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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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Final Scores + Awards of YOTA Contest 2021

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

Nicosia, Cyprus – Tuesday, 05.04.2022

We are happy to announce the final results of the third round of YOTA Contest 2021. They can now be found on ham-yota.com/contest. Congratulations to all for achieving great results among the competition.

Throughout the log submission period we received nearly 700 logs from all over the world. We want to thank everyone participating and thus introducing as well as engaging the youngsters around the world to the world of contesting. Without you all this event would not be possible!

Further, the YOTA Graphic Design Team did a great job providing the 2021 YOTA Contest Awards. They are now downloadable for all participants at ham-yota.com/contest.

Moreover, we want to remind you that we will have three (3) more 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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Status Update: HAMCAMP during HAMRADIO 2022

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The IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group just got informed by the DARC (German Amateur Radio Society) Youth Department about the status of the annual HAMCAMP during HAMRADIO fair in Friedrichshafen. Lots of worldwide youngsters use this opportunity to have an accomodation directly next to the Messe halls.

They state the following:

According to current planning by Messe Friedrichshafen, Hamradio will be held this year from June 24 – 26, 2022. Further information can be found at https://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/

However, HamCamp will not take place this year.

Here, with a heavy heart, we had to make a different consideration than for Hamradio. At HamCamp, over 100 youth and supervisors would be housed in a comparatively small space and a variety of joint activities would take place. Even if there were no longer any legal requirements at this point, we would not be able to implement a hygiene concept that would meet the expected course of the pandemic and achieve sufficient protection for all participants. We also had to take into account that the supervising persons bear a special obligation by fulfilling the duty of supervision for minors.

We did not make this decision lightly, as we were very much looking forward to a HamCamp. We hope for a better situation in 2023!”

Source: https://www.darc.de/en/der-club/referate/ajw/hamcamp/

 

However, there is still the possibility to stay at the camping site just next to the fair grounds.
Further information can be found from the Messe Friedrichshafen and/or DARC website closer to the event.

YOTA Contest 2022

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

Nicosia, Cyprus – Thursday, 24.02.2022

We are happy to announce that we will have three (3) more 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.

We have implemented 8 different categories which also include special ones for youngsters (≤ 25 years old) only. Covering the 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m bands the competition will take place in CW and SSB modes.

The contest exchange used will be the age of the participating operators. Different ages also serve as multipliers during the contest.

Contacts between the own continent are worth 1 point, working DX is worth 3 points but the most points will be achieved by working youngsters. The younger the operator the more points one will get for the QSO.

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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The Annual School Club EU – Day on May 5th every year

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Information by DARC | AATiS
21.02.2022

 

Introduction The annual School Club EU – Day activity on May 5th is supposed to bring contacts with and among school amateur radio club and training stations and school girls and boys with own callsigns as well as contacts with every other station from all over Europe (WAE list).  The activity is a great way to get young operators on the air from their school shacks using their training call signs (or the school club’s call sign for irrelevant messages only – according to national law). Very often a new operator will be intimidated by the fear of not knowing what to say to the stranger on the other side of the radio. The exchange of information helps to overcome this fear in a low pressure contest format, it should not be made a “5-9-contest”, though. Operators are encouraged to take more time to chat beyond the exchange of the necessary details. A certificate of participation will be issued for stations that send an excerpt from the log of the day. There is also the chance of winning one of the fantastic prizes issued by AATiS.

YOTA Contest Final Scores + Next Round 30th December 2021

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

Erding, Germany – Thursday, 23.12.2021

The second YOTA Contest already took place in July and was a big success again. Almost 100 YOTA logs, where operators have to be ≤ 25 years old, and over 500 logs in total were received within the deadline. Our team has worked hard to get the final scores ready before the start of the third session. The final scores including public logs can now be viewed on the YOTA Contest website.

Congratulations to our winners of each category of this second round of YOTA Contest!

The upcoming third session will be taking place next week already. The date will be Thursday, 30th December from 1200 – 2359 UTC.
Thus, this date will be within the ongoing December YOTA Month (DYM) activity and we expect lots of YOTA stations on the air!

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.

We have implemented 8 different categories which also include special ones for youngsters (≤ 25 years old) only. Covering the 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m bands the competition will take place in CW and SSB modes.
The contest exchange used will be the age of the participating operators. Different ages also serve as multipliers during the contest.
Contacts between the own continent are worth 1 point, working DX is worth 3 points but the most points will be achieved by working youngsters. The younger the operator the more points one will get for the QSO.

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, DK6SP

Chair
Youth Working Group
International Amateur Radio Union
Region 1

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