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YOTA Contest 1st Round – Log Deadline soon

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Our YOTA community is amazing!
The YOTA Contest team received over 500 logs within the first 24h after the end of the contest.

Have you uploaded your log already?
If not, please go to https://ham-yota.com/contest and click the “Log Upload” button – log deadline is upcoming Saturday.

We do appreciate any QSO amount and even Checklogs as it makes the contest evaluation way easier.


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UPCOMING: YOTA Contest – 22nd May 2021

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

Erding, Germany – Tuesday, 18.05.2021

The first YOTA Contest is coming closer and closer already. Only a few days left until Saturday, 22nd May! Is your station ready and tested? Did you install the latest contest loggers to be prepared for the fun on the bands?

Team YOTA has been working hard over the last few months to establish one whole new project for the ham radio community. Everyone 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.

The first event will be held on upcoming Saturday, 22nd May 2021 from 0800 to 1959 UTC.
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 month 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 page 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.

The log deadline is set to 7 days after the event. Once the evaluation of received logs has been completed the various category winners will be awarded with a YOTA Contest plaque.

 

We hope to see you all on air next Saturday – supporting the worldwide YOTA movement!

 

On behalf of the YOTA Contest Committee,

73 Philipp, DK6SP

Youth WG Chair
IARU Region 1

 

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Press_Release_YOTA_Contest_20210518

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YOTA Subregional Camp Hungary – Postponed to 2022

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Press Release by
IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group

Wednesday, 21.04.2021

The IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group has to announce the following news.

The YOTA subregional camp in Hungary, which had already been postponed to 2021 last year, has to be postponed once again to 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This difficult decision was made together with MRASZ officials (Hungarian Amateur Radio Society) following the IARU-R1-wide COVID-19 event cancellation policy (see below).

The IARU Region 1 secretary has been informed about this decision on Wednesday, 21.04.2021.

We, the IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group, will keep you updated on any news regarding upcoming in-person events.

 

Stay safe around the world and hope to see you again in 2022.

 


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Philipp, DK6SP                                                       Markus, DL8GM

Chair                                                                         Vice-Chair
IARU R1 Youth WG                                               IARU R1 Youth WG

 

IARU Region 1 COVID-19 event cancellation policy (01.03.2021):

The position on the COVID pandemic remains serious and unpredictable. Governments everywhere struggle with balancing the health of their economies with the health of their populations. The vaccine roll-out seems likely to take most of this year and even then, the impact of mutant strains of the virus and national quarantine requirements are difficult to predict.

IARU Region 1 has a number of in-person events planned for 2021 in the Youth, ARDF and HST areas, as well as the planned Workshop for Member Societies. It is not yet certain whether it will be possible to run these events as scheduled.

IARU Region 1 will adopt the following approach:

Youth events scheduled before end-June will not take place. These events make social distancing difficult and we do not believe it will be possible for them to take place.  Other 2021 events will remain in the calendar for the time being. We will review the forecast evolution of the pandemic sufficiently prior to each event and make an announcement about whether it will take place.  Generally this will be four months prior to the scheduled date. Those planning to attend should thus have sufficient time to make the necessary bookings and travel arrangements.

IARU Region 1’s intent is to ensure that any events which take place do so in an environment which respects national requirements for pandemic control and which does not place at risk the health and well-being of those participating.  

 

Download the press release here:

Press_Release_IARU_R1_Youth_WG_20210421

YOTA Summer Camp Croatia – Postponed to 2022

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Press Release by
IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group

Sunday, 18.04.2021

The IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group has to announce the following news.

The YOTA summer camp Croatia, which had already been postponed to 2021 last year, has to be postponed once again to 2022 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

This difficult decision was made together with HRS officials (Croatian Amateur Radio Society) following the IARU-R1-wide COVID-19 event cancellation policy (see below).

The IARU Region 1 secretary has been informed about this decision on Sunday, 18.04.2021.

We, the IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group, will keep you updated on any news regarding upcoming in-person events.

 

Stay safe around the world and hope to see you again in 2022.

 


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Philipp, DK6SP                                                          Markus, DL8GM

Chair                                                                          Vice-Chair
IARU R1 Youth WG                                                  IARU R1 Youth WG

 

IARU Region 1 COVID-19 event cancellation policy (01.03.2021):

The position on the COVID pandemic remains serious and unpredictable. Governments everywhere struggle with balancing the health of their economies with the health of their populations. The vaccine roll-out seems likely to take most of this year and even then, the impact of mutant strains of the virus and national quarantine requirements are difficult to predict.

IARU Region 1 has a number of in-person events planned for 2021 in the Youth, ARDF and HST areas, as well as the planned Workshop for Member Societies. It is not yet certain whether it will be possible to run these events as scheduled.

IARU Region 1 will adopt the following approach:

Youth events scheduled before end-June will not take place. These events make social distancing difficult and we do not believe it will be possible for them to take place.  Other 2021 events will remain in the calendar for the time being. We will review the forecast evolution of the pandemic sufficiently prior to each event and make an announcement about whether it will take place.  Generally this will be four months prior to the scheduled date. Those planning to attend should thus have sufficient time to make the necessary bookings and travel arrangements.

IARU Region 1’s intent is to ensure that any events which take place do so in an environment which respects national requirements for pandemic control and which does not place at risk the health and well-being of those participating.  

 

Download the press release here:

Press_Release_IARU_R1_Youth_WG_20210418

YOTA Online – Session #12 “The end … but a new beginning!”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Tuesday, 13.04.2021

Are you ready for our upcoming and last YOTA Online session already?
Did you set your alarms for Thursday, 29.04.20211800 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “The end … but a new beginning!“. This time we will give you some insights on our recent YOTA Online sessions, talk about our future plans with this and other upcoming projects. Further we will focus on the ongoing pandemic problematic and its possibilities. Join this newest and last YOTA Online session. Moreover, we will also have a special prize draw after you solved our new riddle live on the show. We will give away an ICOM HF and one V/UHF radio and many more things. So, stay tuned, check out our social media channels for any updates 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.

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!

Download the Press Release here:

Press_Release_YOTA_online_20210413

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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

NEW: YOTA Contest 2021

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

Erding, Germany – Wednesday, 07.04.2021

Team YOTA has been working hard over the last few months to establish one whole new project for the ham radio community. Everyone 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.

Let us introduce you to our brand new YOTA Contest!

This years’ sessions will be held on Saturdays 22nd May (0800 – 1959 UTC), 17th July (1000 – 2159 UTC) and 30th December (1200 – 2359 UTC).
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.

We, the IARU R1 Youth WG, are very happy to be cooperating with MRASZ, the Hungarian Amateur Radio Society. They are providing the contest log robot and many more things regarding this event.

The contest committee consists of the IARU R1 Youth WG Chair Philipp – DK6SP and Vice Chair Markus – DL8GM. Csaba – HA6PX and Tomi – HA8RT are completing the board.

Once the evaluation of received logs has been completed the various category winners will be awarded with a YOTA Contest plaque.

Check out the full rules on our website at https://ham-yota.com/contest as well as the log upload at https://contest.ham-yota.com.

In case of any questions feel free to contact the YOTA Contest Committee at contest@ham-yota.com directly.

We hope to see you all on air within our newest project!

 

In behalf of the YOTA Contest Committee,

73 Philipp, DK6SP

Youth WG Chair
IARU Region 1

 

 

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Feel free to use the following documents to share amongst your websites, social media channels etc.

Download the press release here:
Press_Release_YOTA_Contest_20210407

Download the YOTA Contest graphics here:

HAMRADIO 2021 cancelled

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Press release by Messe Friedrichshafen – Friday, 26.03.2021

Ham Radio unable to be held for second year – Web-based alternative planned for original show dates

No get together in 2021: Ham Radio exhibition once again suspended

Friedrichshafen, Germany – This year, as well, the Coronavirus pandemic is maintaining a firm grip on world events. Due to current developments regarding the spread of COVID-19, Messe Friedrichshafen has been forced to make a very difficult decision. The Ham Radio international amateur radio exhibition will not take place in the planned time frame of June 25-27, 2021, but instead will be held from June 24 to 26, 2022.

“It was not an easy decision for us; however, an exhibition like Ham Radio depends on a high level of international participation. Due to the current uncertainties in the travel sector, it is simply not feasible to hold it this year,” explained Klaus Wellmann, CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen, sadly. Project Manager Petra Rathgeber also expressed her great disappointment: “It is deeply regrettable that the event cannot take place as planned. We were so looking forward to our get-together with the industry.” Christian Entsfellner, chairman of the German Amateur Radio Club e.V. (DARC), added: “We support the decision of Messe Friedrichshafen to cancel this year’s Ham Radio exhibition at this early date. Naturally, we are very disappointed that our meeting with friends in Friedrichshafen will not take place, after all. However, the online version of Ham Radio that is now planned to take place from June 25 to 27, 2021, is a consolation that we very much look forward to, as it will offer our members of ham-radio friends some interesting surprises.”

Exhibitors, visitors and participating partners are currently being notified about these changes.

For further details, visit www.messe-friedrichshafen.de and www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/.

YOTA Online – Session #11 “JOTA – Scouts in Hamradio”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Sunday, 14.03.2021

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 25.03.20211900 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “JOTA – Scouts in Hamradio“. This time we will introduce you to another fantastic aspect of our common hobby – Jamborees On The Air. Join this newest YOTA Online session and listen to our guests live 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 more ICOM merch packages. So, stay tuned and be excited!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.

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!

 

 

Picture source:
https://guthrienewspage.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/boy-scouts-take-in-jamboree-on-the-air/
(last accessed on 14.03.2021)

_______________________________

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