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YOTA and IARU present at HAM Radio Friedrichshafen

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HAM Radio is coming closer! YOTA is present and you are invited to all events:

YOTA Flag Ceremony
Friday 1 June, 16:30, Mainstage
YOTA UK 2017 (RSGB) will officially hand-over the YOTA flag and CW key to the YOTA South-Africa 2018 team (SARL).
Interested in YOTA and want to learn more? This is also a perfect moment to meet YOTA, next to the official flag ceremony we will give a short introduction about Youngsters On The Air.
Hope to see you at the mainstage!

IARU R1 International Youth Meeting
Saturday 2 June, 10:00, Room Liechtenstein
This youth meeting is especially for young radio amateurs, young radio amateurs to-be, youth coordinators and persons who are interested in organizing youth activities.

Program:

  • Welcome and introduction by Lisa PA2LS & Florian OE3FTA (Chair + Vice-Chair IARU R1 Youth Working Group)
  • Presentation Youth Program SARL/South-Africa by Koos ZR6KF (Youth Coordinator SARL)
  • There will be two short workshops. IARU R1 is working for the Future of Amateur Radio and created 3 Task Groups dedicated to this topic. We need your help to gather input and want to have a fruitful discussion with the Education Task Group (by Florian OE3FTA) and the Outreach Task Group (by Lennart PD5LKM)
  • As tradition we end the Youth Meeting with a group picture!

 

Can’t get enough of YOTA? Visit us at the IARU stand A1-449 in the main hall

YOTA ZS 2018

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The most prestigious event on the International Amateur Radio Union Region One (IARU -R1) youth calendar is the “Youngsters – on – the – Air “(YOTA) Summer Event. This year, South Africa and the South African Radio League (SARL) are honoured to host this international event.

This is a first for Africa, and a first for South Africa to host this major youth event. Eighty participants aged from 16 to 25, and from over 30 countries have been invited to attend a fun-filled week of Amateur Radio from the 8th to the 15th August 2018.

This annual event brings together young people from various IARU R1 member societies in Africa and Europe for an entire week. This week creates, in addition to amateur radio, the opportunity to learn all about different nationalities and cultures, foster international friendships and goodwill as well as learning new communication and technical skills.

It will be the first YOTA event which will focus on a train-the-trainer principle. In the week itself the participants will get tips&tricks to start own youth activities or youth programmes in their member society. With this, we will reach a bigger audience on national and local level, which makes it happen that more young people and newcomers can be involved in amateur radio.

The event will be held in the beautiful central region of Gauteng, providing participant’s access to South Africa via O.R. Tambo International Airport.
This event is organised by the SARL Youth Working Group and supported by a dedicated events team.

YOTA Subregional camp Italy 2018

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YOTA Italia as part of ARI, and his local clubs based in Rome Region, organizes from June 21st  to 24th  in Montecassino – central Italy area around 100 km south of Rome – a YOTA Subregional Camp, with up to 40 youngsters to share a great experience. We invite all youngsters in IARU Region 1 and mainly those in Mediterranean countries.
A detailed program will be published close to the event and it will include several radio activities, a day to share radio knowledge with Scouts, ARDF and a visit to the Montecassino Abbey. An amateur radio station will be on air from the camp operated by all the youngsters with a special callsign for the event.

Are you interested? Find here more information and a detailed description. Use this link to apply for the event.

Youth Contesting Program (YCP) 2018

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In 2018 the Youth Contesting program of IARU R1 will be continued. Young members are invited to take part in a contest from one of the following stations:

• ES5TV: ARI International DX contest (5-6 May 2018)
• 9A1A: CQ M International DX contest (12-13 May 2018)
• EC2DX: His Maj. King of Spain contest (23-24 June 2018)
• 4O3A: CQWW RTTY contest (29-30 September 2018) 

• A44A Oman (CQWW 160m contest SSB February 2018)
(applications closed)

Are you interested? Here you will find more information and also the application link.

ROARS invites 2 youngsters to join A44A in CQWW 160m

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We are happy to announce that ROARS (Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society) is inviting 2 youngsters to join the A44A contest team. These 2 young radio amateurs will have the opportunity to join the CQ World Wide 160-Meter contest in SSB or CW in the beginning of 2018. The contest will take place at the ROARS stations (A47RS).
We are delighted to inform that ROARS will cover flight cost and accommodation for both youngsters.

Apply here as soon as possible if you are interested in taking part. A participant must be under the age of 26 years.

Deadline for application is 9 January.

Celebrating YOTA 2017 in the UK

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The RSGB was proud to host YOTA 2017 at Gilwell Park in August

They welcomed 80 young people under the age of 26 from 27 countries—from all over IARU Region 1 as well as Japan—who represented their national amateur radio societies at the event.

This video is an overview of the week, celebrating the wide range of amateur radio and intercultural activities the youngsters took part in.

Through these they were able to build relationships with like-minded people from other countries and develop international friendships through amateur radio—and have a lot of fun!

 

 

SARL to host the 2018 Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp

By | Publication, YOTA South Africa 2018 | 3 Comments

The League received a positive response from Lisa Leenders, PA2LS, the IARU Region 1 Youth WG Chairman, following the acceptance and approval of the SARL proposal to host the 2018 YOTA Summer Camp by the Region 1 Executive Committee. As it will be held in the southern hemisphere, it will be the YOTA Winter Camp!

This annual event brings together Young people from the Region 1 Member Societies for an entire week to create, in addition to amateur radio, an opportunity to learn all about different nationalities and cultures, foster international friendships and goodwill as well as to learn new skills.

Work started in early November 2017, when a working group was established to perform a realistic assessment of our ability to host the event in August 2018 and to compile a proposal for the League Council’s approval and subsequent submission to Region 1.

The SARL and the South African YOTA Working Group are delighted with the response and we are looking forward to hosting a successful YOTA 2018 event as an unforgettable African experience that will be remembered for many years to come. Dr Gary Immelman, ZS6YI, has accepted the role as patron of the event.

The SARL President conveyed his sincere appreciation to the YOTA working group for their successful proposal and stated that this is a golden opportunity for the SARL and amateur radio in South Africa to make their mark in promoting amateur radio amongst the youth, locally and in Africa, in hosting the 2018 YOTA Winter Camp.