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HAM RADIO World | 25 – 27 June 2021

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Press Release by Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC)
Wednesday, 23.06.2021

Briefly explained: Your access to the HAM RADIO World

On Friday, starting at 3 p.m., HAM RADIO World will open its virtual doors and welcome our members and radio friends with an experience fair of a very special kind. Via the DARC portal, you can easily enter the Friedrichshafen exhibition world by clicking on the banner in the upper right corner. Three days full lecture program and a 2-D fair world promise already now a varied and interesting weekend.

A direct entrance succeeds also over https://ham.darc.de .

The voluntary team of HAM World around project manager Oliver Schlag, DL7TNY, has created an explanatory video in German and English:

ATTENTION: The lecture program is updated and supplemented daily. The current version can be found at https://www.darc.de/nachrichten/veranstaltungen/#c9487

The board of the DARC e.V., the speakers, clubs and associations as well as the staff of the office will be there for you during the weekend and are looking forward to seeing you again – at a distance!

The entrance to the HAM World is free of charge!

 

Feel free to visit the IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group in Hall A1 during the upcoming weekend.

Further, Team YOTA has prepared the yearly International Youth Meeting being held on the fair Saturday, 26th June, from 0900 UTC in room Liechtenstein (HB0). The access to this room is decscribed in the introduction video provided by DARC.

Here’s to a successful trade show weekend and see you there!

UPCOMING: YOTA Contest – 18th July 2021

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

Erding, Germany – Tuesday, 15.06.2021

The first YOTA Contest has already taken place and was a big success. Over 700 logs were received within the deadline and are currently worked on to provide the final results as soon as possible. Meanwhile, claimed results can be looked at on the YOTA Contest website. Further, we are very happy to have received over 100 YOTA logs, where operators have to be ≤ 25 years old.

The next second session will be taking place in about 1 month already. Due to unforeseen date collissions we had to shift the upcoming session from the previously announced Saturday (17th July) to Sunday, 18th July. The announced times will remain the same from 1000 – 2159 UTC. We are sorry for any inconveniences.

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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PREVIEW: HAM RADIO World 2021 – Friedrichshafen Virtual Fair

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By Deutscher Amateur Radio Club (DARC) e.V.:
The members of the DARC e.V. and all our interested radio friends have already the possibility to get an exclusive insight into this year’s virtual fair experience from now. With a click on the link https://pre.ham.darc.de/ you dare the virtual jump to Friedrichshafen at Lake Constance and can already get a first insight with your avatar, what awaits you at HAM RADIO WORLD on the last weekend in June. Of course, not everything is set up there yet.
You will need a current Internet browser, a PC or laptop as well as a webcam and microphone to look around the foyer and perhaps already meet other interested radio amateurs. To talk to other visitors, you just have to stand in front of each other with your avatars.
Try it out, test your equipment and move with the arrow keys on the keyboard in the HAM RADIO WORLD.
In this virtual world, which is modeled on the original, you can walk around, meet friends, do business, participate in a diverse lecture program, camp and even drink a virtual beer during the trade show weekend. Though, the GUI is currently only available in German, it will be in English for the upcoming fair.
The visit is free of charge – let’s go.
We look forward to welcoming you in person at HAM RADIO World from June 25-27, 2021.

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.


73 YOTA Contest Committee

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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Train the Trainer – Finland – April 2021

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In this edition of Train the Trainer, our aim was to get ideas for all the societies to use. Therefore the main questions were made in the way that the societies answering them would give as many ideas as possible, so other societies could benefit from them and make their own activities! Answering in this particular report are by representative(s) of team Finland


Main Questions:

What kind of activities you have found the most succesfull during Covid? If you have not held any activities, what kind of activities would you like to have?

The most successful activities have been skeds and social media activity for youngsters. We also participated in an online hobby fair which was a new way of introducing our hobby to a new audience. We participated with a video. (which you can find from the bottom of the page)

How have you been able to get youngsters to communicate during Covid? (Telegram groups, Skype calls, etc.)

We have a WhatsApp chat and it has been active throughout the pandemic. We have been thinking of ways to improve activity in the group like starting conversations and sending news types of messages. The chat group is also one way of informing the youngsters about our activities.

Other Questions:

What are your plans for the spring?

For spring and summer we are planning to have more regular skeds and to activate our social media more often. We have also started to plan for youth activities at SRAL summer camp. We also have a date and place for a youth camp scheduled for September.

We have planned a newsletter to be sent out to our society’s youth members. The idea for a newsletter came from the realization that still not all of the youth members know or participate in our youth activities. In the newsletter, we are going to introduce our youth committee, social media, and upcoming events. 

We also try to post on our blog regularly about youth activities and YOTA news. The blog posts are printed in our society’s magazine. That’s also a way for us to show people there are youth activities and youth work at the moment. 

Currently, we are also looking for a new youth committee member to our team.

What kind of problems are you facing with youth work in your member society? Do you need any help with it?

In a national society, the change of ways to do youth work, marketing, and getting new ideas and projects started is hard and slow. Especially with youth involved, we need to follow the current trends. Social media as a tool is one example of that.   

Many people still don’t recognize YOTA and youth work being done.

 

Anything else you want to share? / Ideas or feedback for the future of TTT?

The role of YOTA is big during these times as providing events and leading the way. Not all societies have the resources and people to do youth work. For many people organizing online activities and social media is still a big challenge. 

From our experience in Finland, youth work needs to be part of the top priority in every society. Youth is the future.

 

 

 


If you need to contact the people answering this report, or have anything to ask about Train the Trainer, please contact trainthetrainer@ham-yota.com

Train the Trainer report – Iceland – April 2021

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In this edition of Train the Trainer, our aim was to get ideas for all the societies to use. Therefore the main questions were made in the way that the societies answering them would give as many ideas as possible, so other societies could benefit from them and make their own activities! Answering in this particular report are by representative(s) of team Iceland


Main Questions:

What kind of activities you have found the most succesfull during Covid? If you have not held any activities, what kind of activities would you like to have?

I’d (TF2EQ) love to do a collaboration with the Icelandic Astronomy Club on presenting the communications / technology used with both telescopes and satellites (could do a O-100 “show and tell”) to children or even university students.

 What tips would you like to give to other societies when arranging activities during Covid? Describe as good as you can so others can benefit the most from your answer!

Keep your youngsters communicating with each other with meetings on certain time intervals

How have you been able to get youngsters to communicate during Covid? (Telegram groups, Skype calls, etc.)

Had some contacts on air during DYM but also on Telegram and through the phone with some NOTA friends.

Other Questions:

What are your plans for the spring?

No plans for the spring.

What kind of problems are you facing with youth work in your member society? Do you need any help with it?

No problems, lots of support, don’t have time to rally up youngsters to take exams since the first one is scheduled hopefully for next autumn.


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Train the Trainer report – Italy – April 2021

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In this edition of Train the Trainer, our aim was to get ideas for all the societies to use. Therefore the main questions were made in the way that the societies answering them would give as many ideas as possible, so other societies could benefit from them and make their own activities! Answering in this particular report are by representative(s) of team Italy


Main Questions:

What kind of activities you have found the most succesfull during Covid? If you have not held any activities, what kind of activities would you like to have?

We are keeping going on the online classes, we had an online meeting to spread the YOTA group during a webtv show

How have you been able to get youngsters to communicate during Covid? (Telegram groups, Skype calls, etc.)

mostly on telegram group and some online meeting

Other Questions:

What are your plans for the spring?

mostly on telegram group and some online meeting

What kind of problems are you facing with youth work in your member society? Do you need any help with it?

ARI gave us some problems about the DYM callsign, our current regulation does not allow to ask for a special callsign and use it by more people, only the guy which requested it can use it and be responsable for that. ARI is not helping us at all to try talking to the national regulations manager


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Train the Trainer report – Czech Republic – April 2021

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In this edition of Train the Trainer, our aim was to get ideas for all the societies to use. Therefore the main questions were made in the way that the societies answering them would give as many ideas as possible, so other societies could benefit from them and make their own activities! Answering in this particular report are by representative(s) of team Czech Republic


Main Questions:

What kind of activities you have found the most successful during Covid? If you have not held any activities, what kind of activities would you like to have?

We didn’t held any activities (or at least I don’t know about them). I think that the very first activity would be a weekend together, to invite new young radio amateurs. Of course, when the situation calms down, we would like to organize other KOTA activities.

 What tips would you like to give to other societies when arranging activities during Covid? Describe as good as you can so others can benefit the most from your answer!

I think the most important thing is to do something! Have a Skype meeting, if possible meet in person. The most important thing is to support young people and spend time together.

How have you been able to get youngsters to communicate during Covid? (Telegram groups, Skype calls, etc.)

We have a Facebook group, so whatever important stuff is going on, we post there. The truth is that there are not many of us (youngsters), so in most cases we keep in touch mainly in pairs and write to each other privately.

Other Questions:

What are your plans for the spring?

So far, none

What kind of problems are you facing with youth work in your member society? Do you need any help with it?

I would say that the main problem is to keep young people aged 15-25 involved in the hobby. If we’re active, it’s mainly because we are part of the CRC Youth Committee. And at the moment we are mainly focusing on the kids and we are organising Kids On The Air activities together, which have proved to be very beneficial so far. We believe that if we attract this age group, it will not be a problem to organise YOTA activities later on.


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Train the Trainer report – Lithuania – April 2021

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In this edition of Train the Trainer, our aim was to get ideas for all the societies to use. Therefore the main questions were made in the way that the societies answering them would give as many ideas as possible, so other societies could benefit from them and make their own activities! Answering in this particular report are by representative(s) of team Lithuania


Main Questions:

What kind of activities you have found the most succesfull during Covid? If you have not held any activities, what kind of activities would you like to have?

My colleagues in the capital city managed to launch a balloon with an APRS/WSPR tracker several times (https://www.facebook.com/kelionebalionu) and that seemed to be quite an atractive activity for fellow hams and most importantly – non hams.

 What tips would you like to give to other societies when arranging activities during Covid? Describe as good as you can so others can benefit the most from your answer!

Since people stay indoors during covid, I believe that a great way to keep interest of society members are online projects that can be tracked/interacted with. As an example: balloon satelites. They can be tracked, and it is interesting to see where it went and it can make others interested to launch their own satelite.

How have you been able to get youngsters to communicate during Covid? (Telegram groups, Skype calls, etc.)

Our local youngsters telegram group became more active during covid, it almost trippled it’s member’s count.

Other Questions:

What are your plans for the spring?

Since going outside is fun, I believe we’ll have a lot more SOTA activations and satelite activity. Possibly many will go outside to upgrade/maintain their antenna set-ups.

What kind of problems are you facing with youth work in your member society? Do you need any help with it?

Personally, I live far away from many young hams so doing projects together is not possible. However during normal circumstances (Not under covid lockdown), many come back to bigger cities to study and can do projects together.


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