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December YOTA Month activity – DYM 2020

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The entire month of December, several youngsters under the age of 26 will become active with YOTA as suffix in the callsign. 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.

Usually you hear YOTA stations on air from our summer and subregional camps throughout the year. This season has been an exception. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, nearly all our camps and events had to be cancelled. Therefore, nearly no possibilities were left 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 100.000 QSOs. With the help of youngsters within amateur radio, we absolutely crushed the goal with nearly 130.000 QSOs achieved by 47 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 2020!

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 www.events.ham-yota.com.

73 de YOTA PR Team

 


Picture: Youngster operating during December YOTA Month.

YOTA online – Session #7 “DXPeditions”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Wednesday, 19.11.2020

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 26.11.20201900 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “DXPeditions”.
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!

 

 

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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

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YOTA online Session #6 – Thursday, 29.10.2020 at 1900 UTC

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air Friday, 15.10.2020

YOTA online – Session #6 “YOTA DIY – How to be QRV in CW?”

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already? Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 29.10.2020 – 1900 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic ” YOTA DIY – How to be QRV in CW?” 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!

 


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Changes within IARU Region 1 Youth WG – VGC 2020

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Press Release by IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group
Friday, 16.10.2020

Changes within IARU Region 1 Youth WG
after Virtual General Conference 2020

Due to current COVID-19 regulations the original plan to hold the 25th IARU Region 1 General Conference as an in-person event in Novi Sad, Serbia, had to be cancelled. The organizing committee of the national society SRS, together with IARU R1, set up a Virtual General Conference (VGC) instead. Within this conference the Youth Working Group had the opportunity to present their achievements over the past three years on a separate session on Sunday 11 October. Over 30 Member Societies and 85 participants of all three IARU regions took part. Next to presenting the Youth WG activities there was an interactive session which included five questions. The outcome will be used with shaping the program for the next years.
During two more C3 meetings this week the Youth WG also had the chance to state recommendations which have been voted on today.

The Youth WG proposed the following three recommendations to the IARU Region 1 plenary:

  • Member Societies invite young non-members to their national and local youth amateur radio events in order to attract newcomers to amateur radio and possible new members for the Member Society.
  • Member Societies that do not yet have a Youth Coordinator are urged to appoint a Youth Coordinator before the end of Q1 2021.
  • Appoint Philipp Springer (DK6SP) as Youth WG Chair for the next three-year period.

All three recommendations have been approved and voted in favor of the Youth Working Group by the attending Member Societies.

Lisa Leenders (PA2LS) decided to step down as Youth WG Chair and hand the job over to the next generation. She received appreciation for her outstanding job over the past 9 years from all three IARU regions in the final plenary today.

Therefore, there was the opportunity for the younger generation to take over the vacancies. Philipp Springer (DK6SP) has been elected by the attending Member Societies to follow within Lisa’s footsteps as Youth WG Chair. Furthermore, Markus Großer (DL8GM) has been appointed as the Youth WG Vice Chair during the VGC.

Lisa expresses that she thanks the Youth WG, Youth Coordinators & Member Societies and IARU for all the work which has been achieved over the past 9 years. Only in 2011 the current Youth Program of IARU R1 has been started. She mentions that we can be proud on what has been achieved. One key comment she urges to Member Societies: “Keep it simple and start organizing amateur radio activities for young persons. Be open and listen to the young persons and do not be afraid to let them organize things. Please give them the support they need.”

The Youth Working Group will be in the right hands with Philipp DK6SP as successor as Chair and Markus DL8GM as Vice-Chair.  This is supported by the entire Working Group. Congratulations to both Philipp DK6SP and Markus DL8GM, they have a great energetic team to work with in the upcoming 3 years, Lisa adds.

Both, Philipp and Markus, stated that they will be continuing the already well-known projects within the Working Group. Moreover, they will focus on even expanding the YOTA program itself, working together with the Member Societies of Region 1 to strengthen the youth activities and help the growth of similar projects in the other two regions.

 

Picture: Newly elected Youth WG Chair Philipp Springer (DK6SP) left and Vice Chair Markus Großer (DL8GM) right.

 

 

 

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JOTA JOTI – Jamborees On The Air / Internet Event 2020

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WHAT IS THE JAMBOREE-ON-THE-AIR (JOTA)?

The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world connect with each other by means of amateur radio. Short-wave radio signals carry their voices to virtually any corner of the world. It’s the shear excitement of having a live conversation with a fellow Scout or Guide at some other place in the world that attracts so many young people to this event. JOTA is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared.

The use of amateur-radio techniques offers an extra educational dimension for Scouts. Many grasp the opportunity to discover the world of wireless radio techniques and electronics. Thousands of volunteer radio amateurs assist the Scouts over the JOTA weekend with their knowledge, equipment and enthusiasm.

 

WORLD SCOUT FREQUENCIES

Scout Frequencies are chosen in a segment where low-power, simple stations are transmitting. This allows Scouts to operate such stations from camp sites and still be able to communicate with others.

band phone (MHz) cw (MHz) band phone (MHz) cw (MHz)
80 m 3.690 & 3.940 3.570 15 m 21.360 21.140
40 m 7.090 & 7.190 7.030 12 m 24.960 24.910
20 m 14.290 14.060 10 m 28.390 28.180
17 m 18.140 18.080 6 m 50.160 50.160

Read more on the JOTA JOTI 2020 website.

IARU Region 1 Virtual General Conference – Youth WG Session

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The Youth Working Group was the final stream meeting held today Sunday, 11.10.2020. The virtual platform gave the opportunity to have a wider audience than usual reaching over 80 participants from 33 different member societies. Also observers from all three IARU Regions have been present. Lisa (PA2LS) – Chair of IARU R1 Youth WG – lead through the meeting and the audience had a chance to review the work of the Youth Working Group and the YOTA program from the past three years. Furthermore, challenges of expanding the reach of the program to other youth communities have been discussed with the attendees. Nevertheless, there was a good interaction between the audience as well as member societies.

Next Wednesday, 14.10.2020, the C3 plenary will proceed to review the official Youth WG paper.

 

 

IARU Region 1 – Virtual General Conference 2020 started

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The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 (IARU Region 1)
General Conference just started a few minutes ago. This year it would have been taken place in Novi Sad, Serbia.
Unfortunately, due to the current COVID pandemic the event will be held online during the upcoming week. The Youth Working Group members will be present at various meetings as well as is ready to present their achievements to the delegates Sunday evening.

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!

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