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YOTA Online – Session #12 “The end … but a new beginning!”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Tuesday, 13.04.2021

Are you ready for our upcoming and last YOTA Online session already?
Did you set your alarms for Thursday, 29.04.20211800 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “The end … but a new beginning!“. This time we will give you some insights on our recent YOTA Online sessions, talk about our future plans with this and other upcoming projects. Further we will focus on the ongoing pandemic problematic and its possibilities. Join this newest and last YOTA Online session. Moreover, we will also have a special prize draw after you solved our new riddle live on the show. We will give away an ICOM HF and one V/UHF radio and many more things. So, stay tuned, check out our social media channels for any updates 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.

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!

Download the Press Release here:

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NEW: YOTA Contest 2021

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

Erding, Germany – Wednesday, 07.04.2021

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.

Let us introduce you to our brand new YOTA Contest!

This years’ sessions will be held on Saturdays 22nd May (0800 – 1959 UTC), 17th July (1000 – 2159 UTC) and 30th December (1200 – 2359 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.

We, the IARU R1 Youth WG, are very happy to be cooperating with MRASZ, the Hungarian Amateur Radio Society. They are providing the contest log robot and many more things regarding this event.

The contest committee consists of the IARU R1 Youth WG Chair Philipp – DK6SP and Vice Chair Markus – DL8GM. Csaba – HA6PX and Tomi – HA8RT are completing the board.

Once the evaluation of received logs has been completed the various category winners will be awarded with a YOTA Contest plaque.

Check out the full rules on our website at https://ham-yota.com/contest as well as the log upload at https://contest.ham-yota.com.

In case of any questions feel free to contact the YOTA Contest Committee at contest@ham-yota.com directly.

We hope to see you all on air within our newest project!

 

In behalf of the YOTA Contest Committee,

73 Philipp, DK6SP

Youth WG Chair
IARU Region 1

 

 

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HAMRADIO 2021 cancelled

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Press release by Messe Friedrichshafen – Friday, 26.03.2021

Ham Radio unable to be held for second year – Web-based alternative planned for original show dates

No get together in 2021: Ham Radio exhibition once again suspended

Friedrichshafen, Germany – This year, as well, the Coronavirus pandemic is maintaining a firm grip on world events. Due to current developments regarding the spread of COVID-19, Messe Friedrichshafen has been forced to make a very difficult decision. The Ham Radio international amateur radio exhibition will not take place in the planned time frame of June 25-27, 2021, but instead will be held from June 24 to 26, 2022.

“It was not an easy decision for us; however, an exhibition like Ham Radio depends on a high level of international participation. Due to the current uncertainties in the travel sector, it is simply not feasible to hold it this year,” explained Klaus Wellmann, CEO of Messe Friedrichshafen, sadly. Project Manager Petra Rathgeber also expressed her great disappointment: “It is deeply regrettable that the event cannot take place as planned. We were so looking forward to our get-together with the industry.” Christian Entsfellner, chairman of the German Amateur Radio Club e.V. (DARC), added: “We support the decision of Messe Friedrichshafen to cancel this year’s Ham Radio exhibition at this early date. Naturally, we are very disappointed that our meeting with friends in Friedrichshafen will not take place, after all. However, the online version of Ham Radio that is now planned to take place from June 25 to 27, 2021, is a consolation that we very much look forward to, as it will offer our members of ham-radio friends some interesting surprises.”

Exhibitors, visitors and participating partners are currently being notified about these changes.

For further details, visit www.messe-friedrichshafen.de and www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.de/.

Train the Trainer – Societies social media channels

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From this page, you can easily find the social media and Facebook groups of the youth teams participating in Train the Trainer. If you don’t see your societies youth social media on the page, please email trainthetrainer@ham-yota.com

Train The Trainer – Summary report – January 2021

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This is a first ever “Train The Trainer” summary report by Youngsters On The Air. Gathering answers and ideas from more than ten societies’ youth teams into one short text, to give you an idea what youth work within ham radio all over the world is about. The report is divided into two categories: “General observations” and “What to learn?”.

General observations

This summary report contains answers from July 2020 to January 2021. The main thing that reoccurred in nearly every report from that time is that the activities were nearly completely down. This is a shame, as community and meeting people are one of the biggest parts of our hobby. Luckily for us, we hams can also always communicate on radio frequencies. This was the case for some, but unfortunately as radio clubs were closed in many countries, others completely lost their ability to operate.

From the reports you can see that ham radio related activities have quickly leaped into online activities. Most of the societies answering the report have had at least some online activities, most common ones being courses and (club) meetings. Some of the societies took online to next level by even having online exams. Several societies also used messaging software’s such as Telegram and WhatsApp to communicate among them. Also skeds, which are scheduled contacts, and other on air activities such as NOTA (Nordics On The Air) Easter activation were organized.

DYM – short for December YOTA Month – was the main activity during December 2020. With Covid restrictions given, DYM seemed to be a success for many societies under those circumstances. Multiple societies said in their reports that they saw a lot of new faces operating DYM callsigns, as well as several answers said that they had made QSOs using QO-100 satellite. The remote operating possibility of 9A0YOTA also made an on the air activity during DYM possible for many youngsters around the world. Every youngster under the age of 26 with a CEPT license had the chance to operate from this big gun station in Croatia. Unfortunately, the flipside of DYM was, that some societies were not able to have any activity at all this year.

(Report continues after picture)

Kids On The Air camp in Czech Republic was one of the only camps arranged last year. Picture: Team Czech Republic

What to learn?

Looking at the past TTT reports, it is easy to say that during the current Covid pandemic online events have been “the thing”. However, this is a time to evolve and improve. Community and communication is one of the key ways to get people involved with the hobby. Therefore, to improve this, it’s highly suggested that every society would have at least some way for youngsters to communicate. This could for example mean having a chat group for youngsters. If your society does not have a chat group and you don’t want to establish one yourself, you’re always free to join the big YOTA Telegram group having more than 200 youngsters! Just get in contact with us at pr@ham-yota.com to get access for your youngsters.

Further, online events are easier to approach if they interact the viewers somehow. Having a possibility for participants to comment something or even speak with the organizers is a huge benefit which makes having online events near to “real-life” ones. As said before, there are a lot of different kind of activities that are possible to be held online or directly on the air). Presentations, courses, club meetings. You name it! Everything is possible. If you want to see what YOTA has come up with, please see our YOTA Online sessions on www.youtube.com/hamyota.

Moreover, feel free to see every report on our website at www.ham-yota.com/ttt for full and detailed information about their progress within youth work.

Now I want to wish everyone good luck with the future activities. Hopefully, we will soon be able to meet in-person again. Until then, we will have to do our best, innovate, and show that there’s youth in ham radio!

73,

Otava Tuomi, OH3OT

Train The Trainer Coordinator

 

 

 


If you have anything to ask about Train the Trainer, please contact trainthetrainer@ham-yota.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOTA Online – Session #11 “JOTA – Scouts in Hamradio”

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Sunday, 14.03.2021

Are you ready for our upcoming YOTA online session already?
Did you set your alarms to Thursday, 25.03.20211900 UTC?

In this newest episode the team will present the main topic “JOTA – Scouts in Hamradio“. This time we will introduce you to another fantastic aspect of our common hobby – Jamborees On The Air. Join this newest YOTA Online session and listen to our guests live on the show. Furthermore, we will also have a special prize draw after you solved our new riddle live on the show. We will give away more ICOM merch packages. So, stay tuned and be excited!our guests on the show. Furthermore, we will also have a special prize draw after you solved our new riddle live on the show. We will give away two more ICOM merch packages. 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.

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!

 

 

Picture source:
https://guthrienewspage.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/boy-scouts-take-in-jamboree-on-the-air/
(last accessed on 14.03.2021)

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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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Announcment – COVID-19 Situation and 2021 YOTA Camps

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The position on the COVID pandemic remains serious and unpredictable. Governments everywhere struggle with balancing the health of their economies with the health of their populations. The vaccine roll-out seems likely to take most of this year and even then, the impact of mutant strains of the virus and national quarantine requirements are difficult to predict

IARU Region 1 has a number of in-person events planned for 2021 in the Youth, ARDF and HST areas, as well as the planned Workshop for Member Societies. It is not yet certain whether it will be possible to run these events as scheduled.

 

IARU Region 1 will adopt the following approach:

Youth events scheduled before end-June will not take place. These events make social distancing difficult and we do not believe it will be possible for them to take place. Other 2021 events will remain in the calendar for the time being. We 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 four 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

FHN 2021 – HAM RADIO fair still ongoing | HamCamp and HamRallye cancelled

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Press release by Messe Friedrichshafen:

Ham Radio sends a clear signal

Planning underway for the 45th International Amateur Radio Exhibition – The 2021 theme: “Together at a distance – reunion with friends”

After it was not possible for the International Amateur Radio Exhibition to take place last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, the trade fair organizers on Lake Constance are optimistic that they will be able to provide a meeting place for the industry from June 25 to 27, 2021. With German Amateur Radio Club e.V. (DARC) as the perfect sponsor, the course is now being set for the 45th edition of the Ham Radio. “We are watching the situation closely, of course. At the moment we are assuming that we will be able to hold the Ham Radio in accordance with an extensive, tried-and-proven safety and hygiene concept and are looking forward to seeing everyone again at Europe’s most important trade fair for amateur radio,” explains Messe Friedrichshafen CEO Klaus Wellmann.

For the upcoming Ham Radio, there will be a new hall layout for a variety of reasons: Zeppelin Cat Hall A1 is currently serving as a transitional training and play venue for VfB Friedrichshafen’s volleyball players after the ZF Arena was closed due to structural defects. The district vaccination center is currently hosted in Hall A2. For this reason, the commercial exhibitors and associations will be occupying Halls A3 and A4, and the radio amateurs will be able to make exciting discoveries at the flea market in Halls B1 and B2. In this way there will be plenty of space available for both exhibitors and visitors. Instead of taking place on the stage in Foyer West, presentations will be given in the conference rooms and transmitted via video stream. “This year the Ham Radio will again be presenting a wide range of measuring instruments, antennas, and electrical engineering equipment. However, the event will differ a bit from what was seen in previous years. For example, the number of live presentations is being reduced, and there will be no youth camp and no HAM-Rallye. Tickets can only be purchased online,” Project Manager Petra Rathgeber says. DARC is currently pulling out all the stops to prepare for the 71st meet-up on Lake Constance. The Ham Radio is the world’s first amateur radio exhibition to be held since the pandemic began.

 

Source: https://www.hamradio-friedrichshafen.com/ham-radio-sends-a-clear-signal