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YOTA online Session #5 – Thursday, 24.09.2020 at 1800 UTC

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Tuesday, 08.09.2020

YOTA online – Session #5
“December YOTA Month”

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 24.09.20201800 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “December YOTA Month” in preparation to the upcoming event to be held in less than three months.
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

YOTA online – Session #4 “YOTA Summer Camps”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Wednesday, 19.08.2020

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 27.08.20201800 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “YOTA Summer Camps”.
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

 

Youth on the Air Camp in the Americas Dates Announced for Summer 2021

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We recently received the following press release from YOTA Region 2 Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG:

“The initial camp for young amateur radio operators in North, Central, and South America that was postponed in the summer of 2020 is now scheduled for July 11-16, 2021.

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, July 28, 2020

The summer camp for licensed amateur radio operators ages 15 through 25 that was scheduled to take place in June, 2020 at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township (North Cincinnati), Ohio has been rescheduled. Mark your calendars for July 11-16, 2021. The new dates were chosen after polling the campers who were accepted to attend the 2020 camp, the camp staff, and venue availability. Campers who were accepted to the 2020 camp will have the privilege of registering early for the 2021 camp. Once the early registration results are known, the remaining spots will be open for new registrations. The maximum number of campers was increased to thirty, thanks to additional donations from the amateur radio community. The camp daily activity schedule will remain the same for 2021.

Due to the postponement of the camp, young hams in the Americas were invited to several special online events. The main event was a virtual YOTA Day hosted on Zoom and streamed on YouTube. Virtual YOTA Day included presentations by youth for youth, as well as competitions that could be completed from home. The recording of the event is available for viewing on our YouTube Channel.

Other events included: a week long special event station, a remote station to use during Field Day, a club entry for Field Day, and participation in the YOTA Online monthly program from IARU Region 1.

More information about YOTA in the Americas can be found at our website and at the following outlets:
Facebook, Twitter, InstagramYouTube

We wish them a lot of success with their efforts!

#hamyota #hamradio #hamr #youth #youngsters

YOTA Oceania – ZL6YOTA Jock White Memorial Field Day Youth Event 2021

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We recently received a quote from Team YOTA Oceania lead Benjamin (ZL2BCI) in IARU Region 3 about their future plans.

He says: “YOTA Oceania is looking to run a field day event next year in Wellington, at the Kaitoke camping ground for the Jock White Memorial Field Day. This annual contest is named to honor Jock White, ZL2GX a former NZART Contest and Awards Manager. Our aim is to establish effective temporary HF radio stations, to work as many other New Zealand stations as possible, and to learn to operate in less than optimal band conditions. We are also planning on trying to make contact with some of our Australian counterparts during the weekend. The callsigns we will be operating under will either ZL2YOTA or ZL6YOTA. Hope to catch you on the air on the 27-28th of February 2021.”

We wish them good luck with their efforts and hope to get them down our logs!

 

#hamyota #hamradio #hamr #youth #youngsters

QSO Today HAm Expo 7.8. – 9.8.2020

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From 7th to 9th of August YOTA from IARU R1 and R2 will be taking part in the first virtual ham expo ever: “QSO Today Ham Expo”!

The event will include a whole new virtual platform with virtual booths from 45 organisations with lots of information about their matter. There will also be an auditorium for presentations just like we are used to. The event is accessible globally with both computers and phones. You can get your free entrance ticket from the website www.qsotodayhamexpo.com

We are looking forward to seeing and having conversations with you on the virtual platform in just a couple of days from now!

YOTA online – Session #3 on Thursday, 30th July 2020

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Saturday, 25.07.2020

YOTA online – Session #3
“Subregional Camps”

Are you ready for the second YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to 30.07.20201800 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “YOTA Subregional Camps”.
We will also have a prize draw again but a little bit different than the last times.
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

 

 

 

Train the Trainer report – Italy – July 2020

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Yota Italy never gives up!

At the end of february we got stuck in the lockdown due to the Covid-19 situation, it wasn’t easy to stay at home for more than two months but we managed with no problems at all, most of the youngsters are students, which, of course, were stuck in their houses and we got to find something to do! here are some of our activities:

  1. YOTA NET

The YOTA NET event is already a tradition of the international team, it’s a special evening where we meet over the air to spend some time together, we thought that the lockdown would have been a great event to do a NET! We first started in 40m band but at that moment they were unusable, we also tried 20m and 80m but with no success at all… the only way was to use one of the biggest ham radio repeater in north Italy that provides coverage of the whole north area (IR3UX) with a live stream of the NET on the Discord platform in order to let all the youngsters able to listen the big QSO that born in that moment, we got more than 20 non-Yota operators that came to salute us. Success!!

  1. Online CW lessons

We noticed that some youngsters were interested in learning CW but they never had the opportunity to do that, so we decided to start an online class made from youngsters to other youngsters! Two teachers were on charge: Matteo IU4LGT and Ernesto IU0LJD, we had 12 participants for more than two months and we were all able to learn the basics of a QSO and also do some training over the air!

  1. RadioMobile online class

A well-known software for ham radio operators is “radiomobile”, a special program which allows you to create coverage maps, link budgets and much more! The teacher for this lesson was Sebastian IN3FOX which has shown us how to make a coverage map for a repeater and how to find the best route and places for a radio assistance (for example during a rally or any other type of similar race).

  1. 4NEC2 lesson

Another very interesting software is 4NEC2, this program allows to draw, study and optimize any kind of antenna, it shows the radiation pattern, gain, f/b ratio and much more. Marco IU2DPM (the teacher) taught us how to make a GP antenna and a three element Yagi for the 2m band.

  1. GnuRadio class

We all know that ham radio is always getting closer to the PC so Francesco IU3GNB thought to show u show to use GnuRadio, a software that is able to create a flow chart and talk to and from SDR or any other type of digital stream in order to get and send data to the PC. Francesco taught us how to create a two-way chat connected to the Adalm Pluto that the “Urgensat Team” presented at the Maker Faire Rome 2019, a text chat based on the QO-100 satellite

  1. Radio, radio e ancora radio!

The main activity for an ham radio operator is the radio of course and we all participated to a lot of different events that the Covid situation made even more crowded!

The most participated events were the Italian Activity Contest which runs through the whole year in the VHF & UP bands, we had 15 youngsters in the 144MHz category and other guys in the 430MHz and 1296MHz chart. We also have IU4FNO which is going to be in the first three places of the national competition, congratulations! We also participated at the “Sezioni VHF/UHF”, “Cinisello VHF”, “Trofeo ARI 50MHz” and “Lazio VHF”.

Even on the HF bands we had youngsters participating in the WPX SSB, EA RTTY, OK-OM DX, Yuri Gagarin, SP DX, Helvetia, ARI DX, UBA CW e Russian DX.

We all hope to keep this spirit through the whole months and years and hope to see you on the air!

Train the Trainer report – France – July 2020

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As we all know is has been difficult to organize something or even to imagine the future.
News here are good, one of the F youngsters left France in January to study in South Korea, the others obtains degrees and achieved their studies.

Each youngsters enjoyed “on-air” time on their own (a bit sad by the way). I took part in the ARRL DX SSB from LX7I, then enjoyed the WPX SSB in 9A remotely from France and then I will have the opportunity for the second time to join HQ team during the upcoming IARU.

YOTA F activities are down, and for the next five years I really hope that we will have more and more young licenced in France. There will be events as each year to promote local clubstation and society where each youngsters will be present to promote their activity. There is also the science weeks (october) where we have at the local clubstation 4 days of presentation of the hobby to boys and girls (from 7 to 10 years old).

Next year as we should have organized that activity this year, we will try to meet during a week end, as well as taking part together in a contest, and being at the SummerCamp !

Something that I want to try is to make a couple of articles with fresh descriptions, pictures and explanations of what is hamradio and why there is still interest in this hobby even in the youth sphere – and then to diffuse them. We all saw too much articles where old ham get a place in press, with an ugly picture, where the journalist restitution of what said that guy about radio ever sound annoying.. So we will try to get this up!

For the rest with a little group it’s difficult to impulse something, find something new, try to get the rest involved or interested but, no worries that we will get that group running well !

Tom F4HWS