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YOTA Month

Registration YOTA December month started

By | YOTA Month 2016 | One Comment

During the month of December, several youngsters will activate callsigns with YOTA as the suffix. The idea of this is to show the amateur radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active within the hobby! Consider giving a demonstration at a school or local club, gather together with your friends, grab a pizza and make some QSOs or enjoy a great pile-up. Let’s show this great hobby to the world!
Feel free to make a QSO with the youngsters, they are 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 so give them a chance to experience a possible new hobby without getting impatient, we all remember our first contact.
Like previous years there will be a special award available for persons who worked several YOTA stations.

To apply for a YOTA callsign you need to follow some rules:

Rules:
1- Follow the rules. Although this is a friendly activity, some rules are needed.
2- Have a callsign with YOTA in the suffix. For example: PA6YOTA
3- Maximum of 2 callsigns per country. If you are willing to make an exception, for example your country has several prefix districts, feel free to contact us with your request.
4- Applicants must ensure that the callsign is used primarily to get Youngsters On The Air (Youngsters are defined by IARU R1 as ‘under-26’)
5- We kindly ask you to upload the ADIF log on a daily basis. At least all QSOs must be sent as an ADIF file before 10th January 2017.
6- All QSOs must be made in December 2016.
7- This is NOT a contest; we are trying to spread the word! Talk to people about what we do, not only quick 5/9s. Admitting, a pile-up is always fun and off course we all love it
8- Use the same YOTA callsign which was used in your country in the previous year(s)
*We are aware that it is not possible to have a callsign with YOTA in suffix in all countries. Is this also your case and would you like to take part, contact us.
*All applicants applying for a YOTA callsign should be a member of an IARU member society.

Deadline for registration will be closed on 20 November 2016.
Registration page: http://www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/register/

38 stations taking part in YOTA December month

By | YOTA Month 2015 | One Comment

YOTA December month is about to start. 38 YOTA callsigns in total will be active from schools, scoutings or just used by young radio amateurs under the age of 26 years. Try to make a QSO with the youngsters, be aware that some of them are new to the radio hobby, while others are more experienced. Goal is to show this amazing radio amateur hobby to youth and to have more “youngsters on the air”.
The YOTA stations will be active throughout the entire month of December. All info about the stations is available on this page.

Award:
There is a special award available for working YOTA stations.
In total there can be 4 awards achieved:
Bronze: worked 5 YOTA stations
Silver: worked 10 YOTA stations
Gold: worked 15 YOTA stations
Platinum: worked 25 YOTA stations
Awards can be requested through this link.

Registration YOTA December month started

By | YOTA Month 2015 | One Comment

The entire month of December several youngsters will become active with YOTA as suffix in the callsign. The idea for this is to show the amateur radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the ham radio waves. Give a demonstration on a school or local club, gather together with your friends, grab a pizza and make some QSO’s or enjoy a great pile-up. Let us all show this great hobby to the world!

Feel free to make a QSO with the youngsters, they are happy to get some attention and exchange information. Licensed and unlicensed youth will be making QSO’s, be aware this could be their first radio contact ever and give them a chance to experience a possible new hobby.
Or apply for a YOTA callsign. To apply for this you need to follow some rules:

1- Follow the rules. Although this is a friendly activity, some rules are needed.
2- Have a callsign with YOTA in suffix. For example: PA6YOTA
3- Maximum of 2 callsigns per country If you are willing to make an exception, for example your country has several prefix districts, feel free to contact us with your request.
4- Applicants must ensure that the callsign is used primarily to get Youngsters On The Air (Youngsters are defined by IARU R1 as ‘under-26’)
5- We kindly ask to upload the ADIF log on a daily basis. At least all QSO’s must be send as ADIF file before 10 January 2016.
6- All QSO’s must be made in December 2015.
7- This is NOT a contest, we are trying to spread the word! Talk to people about what we do, not only quick 5/9’s. Admitting, a pile-up is always fun and off course we all love it
8- All participating callsigns must apply!
Deadline for registration will be closed on 20 November 2015.

*we are aware that it is not possible to have a callsign with YOTA in suffix in all countries. Is this also your case and would you like to take part, contact us.
*all applicants applying for a YOTA callsign should be a member of an IARU member society.

More info: http://www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/
Registration page: http://www.ham-yota.com/december-yota-month/register/

December YOTA month 2014 – Bulletin 2.1

By | YOTA Month 2014 | No Comments

As the December YOTA Month event is coming closer, it was time to write the 2nd bulletin. Please read everything through so everything is clear (hopefully) there won’t be any problems throughout the month. If you have any questions about the bulletin or in general, feel free to contact us at info@ham-yota.com

Download the YOTA December MONTH 2014 Bulletin 2.1 here!

A big thanks to everyone who has put his/her time into this event! Together we can make YOTA even bigger!

Best 73′

The YOTA crew

December YOTA month! – 2014 edition

By | YOTA Month 2014 | No Comments

After having last year the first edition of December YOTA month! it’s time for a new one.
During the whole month of December several countries will become active with YOTA as suffix in the callsign. The idea for this is to break the ice for some youngsters and take the microphone in the hand.  As seen over the years the YOTA-group is growing fast and every week more youngsters are asking to participate. Let us all make YOTA popular in HAM radio and let us all help to put youngsters on the HAM radio train!

Would you like to participate? Send an e-mail to december(@)ham-yota.com Register at least before 24 November.

The rules are simple:
1- Follow the rules 🙂 Although this is a friendly activity, some rules are needed.
2- Have a callsign with YOTA in suffix. For example: PA6YOTA
3- Maximum of 2 callsigns per country
4- Applicants must ensure that the callsign is used primarily to put Youngsters On The Air (Youngsters are defined by IARU R1 as ‘under-26’)
5- All QSO’s must be logged and send as ADIF file before 10 January
6- Make sure the callsign is regularly on air, as there are people searching for it
7- All QSO’s must be made in December 2014.
8- This is NOT a contest, we are trying to spread the word! Talk to people about what we do, not only quick 5/9’s. Admitting, a pile-up is always fun and off course we all love it J

Detailed information about the award, QSL handling and rules are coming soon in a bulletin.

* December YOTA month! is not limited to European countries only. This could be the first worldwide YOTA event!

73’s and hope to hear from you!

Tommy ON2TD and Lisa PA2LS,

on behalf of Youngsters On The Air-team.

yota_dude

 

Youngsters On the Air Award

By | YOTA Month 2013 | No Comments

YOTA award example

May be requested by any licensed amateur radio or SWL listener.

Different awards:
Bronze : 5 worked YOTA stations
Silver : 7 worked YOTA stations
Gold: 10 worked YOTA stations
Platinum: Worked all YOTA stations as published on www.ham-yota.com

Price:
Free of all costs.
Awards will be electronically distributed.

Claiming:
Only contacts during December 2013 are valid.
Each station may be counted only one time.
All bands and all modes.
By sending your log for those QSO’s to on9cfg@uba.be
All logs will be published on ClubLog

Distribution:
Starts at 1 january 2014
Awards will be personalized and sent in .pdf files.

Callsign list:

EA7URA/YOTA
EI0YOTA
ES5YOTA
ES9YOTA
LY5YOTA
OH2YOTA
OK2KJT
OK2KYK
OM9YOTA
OM13YOTA
ON4YOTA
PA6YOTA
PD6YOTA
S513YOTA
SN0YOTA
SH9YOTA
YO0YOTA
YL13YOTA
YL2013YOTA