YOTA Italy 2015

YOTA Italy Saturday

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Hello to all!
This is ‘Dante on the Air’ writers team.
Saturday 18th of July. The start of YOTA 2015 summer event. There is no appropriate word to express the excitement each one of us had, no matter if they were present on some previous YOTAs or this was their first time.  In my case, some 2 busy sleepless days before.


It’s needless to say that the day was excellent. Different activities for everyone. The pool for those who were seeking some place to cool themselves, because it was a terribly hot day, approximately 35 degrees Celsius. Not so pleasant for our Nordic friends, because when they departed from their homes, they said it was only 10°C. Some other went to the beach, while some wanted to give a few CQs at our II5YOTA station, to get familiar with it.
Saturday - Station usage

Saturday – Station usage

I was thrilled, the pileups were enormous. Our radio team made some 800 QSOs on that day, mostly SSB but some morse as well.
The rest of the day was running smoothly. There was a lot of new faces to meet. We were hanging out deep in the night. The only thing that could be heard was the laughter.
73 from E77CW – Duško 😉

Call for application: Youngsters On The Air Italy 2015

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It’s already time for the 5th edition of the Youngsters On The Air summer event. In 2015 the youth radio camp will take place in Italy, organized by ARI (Associazione Radioamatori Italiani)
In this week teams of young radio amateurs from several countries will be participating in all kind of amateur radio activities. Think about workshops, contesting and ARDF, we will try to show many aspects of the radio hobby. Off course you will also get the chance to learn about other cultures, in the famous intercultural evening you will get the chance to try food and drinks from all participating countries. As we go to Italy, we will also show you the country and Italian traditions.
This is just a little bit about what we are going to do in this event. It will be a great experience for all participants which they will never forget. To get a better feeling about this, have a look at the gallery from previous events.

When: 18-25 July 2015
Participants: each IARU member society is invited to take part with a team. A team consist of maximum 5 persons, 4 Persons with the age 15-25 years and one person is dedicated as team leader.
Location: Marina di Massa, Tuscany
Fees: travel costs to Pisa airport and €25 per participant
All other costs (accomodation, food, activities) will be covered, main funder of the event is IARU R1.

If your member society is interested to participate, please respond to by 27 January 2015 with sending in this Application form YOTA2015. There is a limit of 75 participants. Make sure you will apply in time. We will announce the participating countries shortly after the deadline.

For any questions, please contact