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YOTA @WRTC 2018

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We got the opportunity by the WRTC organizers to be part of the ham radio Olympics 2018 in Germany.
The World Radiosport Team Championship takes place every 4 years in another country.
During IARU HF Championship contest 63 teams from all over the world participate to find the world champion.

Now we have the possibility to send 20 youngsters aged 16 to 26 to be part of the WRTC volunteer team at this mega event located in Wittenberg area. Meet some of the worldwide best-known contesters and have an eye to eye contact with them.
Use your chance and make it yourself a lifelong memory.

Be a part of the Youngsters On The Air team at WRTC 2018 in Germany!

If you want to join fill in the following link.
https://goo.gl/forms/tb2jP6DSdqwwLOgf2

73 de YOTA PR Team

Place Youth Hostel Wittenberg
Time 11.07. (arrival) – 17.07.2018 (departure)
Costs accommodation and breakfast covered
Application deadline Friday, 29.06.2018 (2359 UTC)

 

DATE TASKS and SCHEDULE
Whole time Occupation of the HQ station in the Luther Hotel
(radio operation / support in shifts)
11.07. or 12.07. Meet youth teams
12.07. Afternoon
Support of the organization of the opening event- — Evening
Opening event
13.07. Afternoon
WRTC Academy – Open Format Competition and WRTC Training, Presentation and Workshops
16.07. Morning
Meet WRTC competitors especially youth teams
Afternoon
Support of the organization of the final event
Special task for “Jugend forscht” science project Implementation of remote operations for the WRTC competition, which can lead QSOs out of the Luther HQ Hotel with the WRTC stations during IARU HF Championship.

YOTA @HAMRADIO 2018

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HAM Radio 2018 was incredible, we have never seen so many youngsters and YOTA friends. We were proud to be part of the IARU booth for 3 days long. In our Flag ceremony at the mainstage the YOTA flag and key were handed over from the UK to South-Africa. And yes, YOTA ZS is coming closer! Florian (OE3FTA) and Lisa (PA2LS) introduced the audience to Youngsters On The Air and gave an overview of all activities and news, YOTA keeps on growing and developing its program.
The IARU R1 International Youth Meeting on Saturday was attended by a group of youngsters and youth coordinators. Koos (ZR6KF) and Nico (ZS6QL) updated of all youth activities in South-Africa as part of SARL (South African Radio League) and Hammies. Followed by a discussion of Alex (IV3KKW), Florian (OE3FTA) and Lennart (PD5LKM), who are part of the IARU taskgroups which are working on the future of amateur radio. Their work is still in a starting point and are going to use the input to their relevant groups working on education and outreach, it’s not an easy task, but an important one.
In the afternoon a train full of youngsters visited all IARU member societies, questioning, does your society have a youth program? We were happy to have Silvio (IZ5DIY) as our train driver.
On Saturday evening we had the famous YOTA dinner, attended by more than 60 youngsters and YOTA friends from more than 10 countries. The family keeps on growing!
And last but not least, we had the chance to think about new future plans and took the time to say thank you to many of our sponsors which were attending HAM Radio. Without them we are not able to host all our many activities.

#hamyota #FHN2018

YCP 2018 – ARI International DX Contest @ES5TV

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When my Friend Fiodor IZ7YBG told me about his YCP experience I decided to apply myself.
I have been chosen for ES5TV station for ARI DX contest so I booked flights to Tallinn.

I met Tonno and he brought me to the station, where I met Oleg, YL3DW and Valeri, ES5QA. Tonno gave me a nice welcome to his station, he explained me how the station works. The Friday evening before the contest he let me use the station for practicing, I made some QSO’s together with his son Jasper, ES5JASS.

Other people joined us for the contest, and at 12:00Z Saturday the contest started. This was first Multi operator-Multi station contest for me and I learned many things, especially how big contest station works. I have been awake all night long as I was so enthusiastic about the contest. Even once the contest was finished, I could not get “ES9C CQ Contest” out of my head.

Tonno managed everything perfectly, he picked me up at the airport and provided food at the station. It had a lot of fun operating with the Latvian guys: Kristers YL3AJA, Oskars and Ritvars (from YL1ZT); I am also glad to have met Tarmo, ES5NHC, Tauri, ES5HTA and many other people.

The funniest thing was when I was speaking Italian to the Italians stations because they did not expect an Estonian station speaking their own language!

I am very happy for this experience, it has given me the opportunity to improve my ham radio skills, seeing a big gun station, but also meeting new people and visit a new country.
The day the contest finished I got the chance to take ferry to Helsinki (only 80km from Tallinn) and I visited Finland too.

I suggest every youngster to apply for the YCP, you will not regret!

73 de Riccardo, IV3CVN
(YCP member @ES5TV 2018)

 

IARU R1 International Youth Meeting at HAM Radio

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Did you know that there are about 300 educational licenses, all hams under 18 years, in South-Africa? Koos ZR6KF and Nico ZS6QL, youth coordinator and president of SARL, the South African Radio League, presented their youth program at the IARU R1 International Youth Meeting.
The youth meeting started with a short introduction about all YOTA activities in 2018. There is still enough to come! You can still sign up for YCP events, the Italian sub-regional event is coming closer, as well as YOTA South-Africa and YOTA December Month.
We had a discussion about the future of amateur radio. IARU R1 dedicated task groups which are working on this topic, keeping in mind that a huge part of the audience is our future, the taskforces encouraged several discussions and are going to use this input to develop their programs. More to follow regarding this topic which is still at a starting point.

#hamyota #FHN2018

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 goes Dayton – Blog #10

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A huge shout out to everyone making our weekend over at Dayton Hamvention possible. Within 3 days, endless hours of chats and conversations, uncountable buissnescard and contact exchanges and dinner invitations it is time to head back home.

But not everything is heading back home yet!
You can keep our spirit and ideas as well as thousands of flyers and giveaways to spread the word. In exchange we will take your support to make sure all these ideas will no longer stay on paper but get out to reach some YOUNGSTERS around the globe!

We had a great time – hope to see you soon at one of our events or catch you on the bands with one of our YOTA callsigns!

#hamyota #Dayton2018

YOTA goes Dayton – Blog #9

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While having dinner on our last evening at the Hamvention we had the chance to chat with famous logging software developer Tom (N1MM). It was great to get a deeper look at what he and his team are doing to provide us with proper software!
Maybe we will have some more time to talk about it at the next American YOTA event?

YOTA goes Dayton – Blog #8

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We had a chance to visit the IARU booth in Dayton for a chat with Tim (VE6SH), Ole (LA2RR) and Dave (K1ZZ).
They handed out YOTA flyers and giveaways to the visitors and showed great interest in youth activities.

Within the next weeks all necessary preperations will start to make a YOTA camp in Region 2 happen!
Great to see that IARU is pushing for more and more youth related topics all over the world and is showing outstanding support.

#hamyota #Dayton2018