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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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UPCOMING: December YOTA Month 2021

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air Youth Working Group International Amateur Radio Union Region 1

Wednesday, 24.11.2021

December YOTA Month – DYM Activity 2021

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.

Normally, YOTA stations are active throughout the year from YOTA summer and subregional camps. This year, however, due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, all scheduled camps and other in-person events had to be cancelled again. As a result, there were only few opportunities to hear YOTA stations on the bands.

Hence, we as Team YOTA want to show the world that the youngsters still want and can be active on the bands during this difficult time. Help your local youngsters to get on the air throughout the December YOTA Month following your national health guidelines. 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. 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!

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.

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. This 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 we had high hopes with the QSO goal of 130.000 QSOs. With the help of our global youngsters within amateur radio, we absolutely crushed the goal with nearly 138.000 QSOs achieved by 46 stations. This year we are aiming for the same target. So, participate in December YOTA Month, and help us to achieve this goal again in December 2021!

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,

— 73 Philipp, DK6SP

Chair Youth Working Group International Amateur Radio Union Region 1

 


 

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CQWW introduces new Youth Overlays

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CQWW committee stated earlier that:

1) We have created a new YOUTH overlay that will be available to all competitors who are 25 years old or under, effective on the dates of the contest. The Cabrillo overlay format will be CATEGORY-OVERLAY: YOUTH. In support of this change, Youth overlay entries will be highlighted in the results (as is currently done for Classic and Rookies). In addition, plaques will be available for the winners.

Read more about the current rule changes here.
These changes will apply in SSB and CW parts of CQWW from 2021!

We are also proud to announce that several IARU Youth Working Groups, YOTA Teams and individuals worldwide will sponsor the accompanying plaques for this new YOUTH overlay.
Check out all available plaques for the 2021 events here.

Thanks to all involved into the process to making this happen!

One of the few things left is to plan your CQWW effort now and win the new YOUTH plaques!

UPDATE: COVID-19 Situation and YOTA Activities

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Despite the COVID-19 situation having improved over the past few months on a global scale, the development and dynamics of the pandemic remain unpredictable. The same unpredictability goes for regulations regarding the pandemic, which in many cases severely limit the ability to hold in-person events with international participants.

To deal with the pandemic situation, an event cancellation policy was introduced earlier this year (https://www.iaru-r1.org/2021/covid-19-situation-and-yota-camps/), which introduced a four month deadline for a go/no-go decision for in-person events. This four month deadline has however turned out to slightly too far into the future for a reliable prediction.

 

Accordingly, the IARU R1 Youth WG, in collaboration with the IARU R1 Executive Committee, has made the following arrangement:

Youth events scheduled within 2021 will remain in the calendar for the time being. We, the IARU R1 Youth WG, 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 three 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.

The IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group

YOTA Contest Final Scores + Next Round 18th July 2021

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

Erding, Germany – Friday, 09.07.2021

The first YOTA Contest has already taken place in May and was a big success. Over 100 YOTA logs, where operators have to be ≤ 25 years old, and over 700 logs in total were received within the deadline. Our team has worked hard to get the final scores ready before the start of the second session. The final scores and public logs can be now be viewed on the YOTA Contest website.

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

The upcoming second session will be taking place next week already. The date will be Sunday, 18th July from 1000 – 2159 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 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 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

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_20210709

Download the YOTA Contest graphics here: