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First Session – YOTA Contest 2022

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

Nicosia, Cyprus – Tuesday, 15.05.2022

The first YOTA contest session of 2022 is coming up soon. Take the opportunity to test your stations a week prior the CQWPX CW contest, or better yet, open your radio station to the next generation and become a station sponsor. Give the next generation a chance at the radio and work the active ones in the YOTA Contest.

Thus, we want to remind you that we will have three (3) YOTA Contest sessions coming up in 2022 again. Lots of participants enjoyed the 2021 sessions already and thus we hope to get even more people involved into the events this year.

The upcoming three sessions will be taking place on the following days:

1st round | 21st May 2022 | 0800 – 1959 UTC
2nd round | 23rd July 2022 | 1000 – 2159 UTC
3rd round | 30th December 2022 | 1200 – 2359 UTC

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.

During the past year 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, 5B4AQC | DK6SP

Chair
Youth Working Group
International Amateur Radio Union
Region 1

 


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Final Scores + Awards of YOTA Contest 2021

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

Nicosia, Cyprus – Tuesday, 05.04.2022

We are happy to announce the final results of the third round of YOTA Contest 2021. They can now be found on ham-yota.com/contest. Congratulations to all for achieving great results among the competition.

Throughout the log submission period we received nearly 700 logs from all over the world. We want to thank everyone participating and thus introducing as well as engaging the youngsters around the world to the world of contesting. Without you all this event would not be possible!

Further, the YOTA Graphic Design Team did a great job providing the 2021 YOTA Contest Awards. They are now downloadable for all participants at ham-yota.com/contest.

Moreover, we want to remind you that we will have three (3) more YOTA Contest sessions coming up in 2022 again. Lots of participants enjoyed the 2021 sessions already and thus we hope to get even more people involved into the events this year.

The upcoming three sessions will be taking place on the following days:

1st round | 21st May 2022 | 0800 – 1959 UTC
2nd round | 23rd July 2022 | 1000 – 2159 UTC
3rd round | 30th December 2022 | 1200 – 2359 UTC

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.

During the past year 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, 5B4AQC | DK6SP

Chair
Youth Working Group
International Amateur Radio Union
Region 1

 


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YOTA Contest 2022

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

Nicosia, Cyprus – Thursday, 24.02.2022

We are happy to announce that we will have three (3) more YOTA Contest sessions coming up in 2022 again. Lots of participants enjoyed the 2021 sessions already and thus we hope to get even more people involved into the events this year.

The upcoming three sessions will be taking place on the following days:

 

1st round | 21st May 2022 | 0800 – 1959 UTC

2nd round | 23rd July 2022 | 1000 – 2159 UTC

3rd round | 30th December 2022 | 1200 – 2359 UTC

 

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 year 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, 5B4AQC | DK6SP

Chair
Youth Working Group
International Amateur Radio Union
Region 1

 


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YOTA Contest Final Scores + Next Round 30th December 2021

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

Erding, Germany – Thursday, 23.12.2021

The second YOTA Contest already took place in July and was a big success again. Almost 100 YOTA logs, where operators have to be ≤ 25 years old, and over 500 logs in total were received within the deadline. Our team has worked hard to get the final scores ready before the start of the third session. The final scores including public logs can now be viewed on the YOTA Contest website.

Congratulations to our winners of each category of this second round of YOTA Contest!

The upcoming third session will be taking place next week already. The date will be Thursday, 30th December from 1200 – 2359 UTC.
Thus, this date will be within the ongoing December YOTA Month (DYM) activity and we expect lots of YOTA stations on the air!

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 year 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

Chair
Youth Working Group
International Amateur Radio Union
Region 1

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YOTA Contest Final Scores + Next Round 18th July 2021

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

Erding, Germany – Friday, 09.07.2021

The first YOTA Contest has already taken place in May and was a big success. Over 100 YOTA logs, where operators have to be ≤ 25 years old, and over 700 logs in total were received within the deadline. Our team has worked hard to get the final scores ready before the start of the second session. The final scores and public logs can be now be viewed on the YOTA Contest website.

Congratulations to our winners of each category of this very first round of YOTA Contest!

The upcoming second session will be taking place next week already. The date will be Sunday, 18th July from 1000 – 2159 UTC.

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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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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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.


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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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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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Feel free to use the following documents to share amongst your websites, social media channels etc.

Download the press release here:
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Download the YOTA Contest graphics here: