YOTA online

YOTA online – Session #1 recording and feedback

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Monday, 08.06.2020

A huge thanks to everyone watching the first YOTA online session on Thursday, 28.05.2020.
The successful session gathered more than 600 unique viewers from all continents except Oceania and Antarctica, as far as we could track. Considering this we can say that the event was indeed taking place worldwide. The session was streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. For the first time ever, we have been streaming on Twitch as well. Therefore, it was a great success with a total of 30 unique viewers on this new platform bearing in mind that this was our first time using it. We also had the opportunity to stream via the Es-Hail QO-100 geostationary satellite from a QTH in Belgium using ATV mode where we received good reports as well.

The event itself begun at 1800 UTC on all platforms. After a warm welcome and a short explanation of the significance of the event, we headed over to our main topic of the day, Youth Contest Program, also known as YCP. Claudia DC2CL and Tom F4HWS, as participants of the events at LX7I and DM9EE, had talked about the program itself and answered audience questions afterwards.  Later general follower questions regarding different YOTA related topics were answered by the members of the working group. After about an hour later at 1900 UTC the night was sealed with a YOTA merchandise prize draw which was attended by around 70 people. With this first YOTA online session came to a very successful end.

If you didn’t have the chance to join the live event or just want to see all of it again, you can re-watch the recording of the event on our Youtube channel.

The YOTA online event was created by a multinational team consisting of nine people from six countries: Monty OE3VVU from Austria, Pieter ON1GPS from Belgium, Martina OK2YLQ from Czech Republic, Otava OH3OT from Finland, Claudia DC2CL, Philipp DK6SP & Markus DL8GM from Germany and Lisa PA2LS from the Netherlands.

Dozens of hours of planning were used, and several team calls were held to make the free YOTA broadcast available to everybody all over the world.

For all of those who watched the event either live or afterwards, we kindly ask you for feedback.
Please fill in our Google form or text us directly on our social media channels.
By filling the form you can also suggest topics for our future YOTA online sessions.

Our second edition of YOTA online will take place on Thursday, 25.06.2020, at 1800 UTC. Therefore, save the date already. Our team is working on an interesting new main topic to be presented in the show. We will also answer YOTA community questions again. So, if you always wanted to ask a question regarding YOTA – this is your time! Let us know by contacting us on our social media channels or by email. In the end we prepared another prize draw for all participants. See you all next time!




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YOTA online – livestreams of session #1

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Are you ready for today’s first YOTA online session already?
Did you already set your alarms to 28.05.2020 – 1800 UTC?

Here are the links to our livestreams:
Youtube –
Twitch –
Facebook –
Instagram – Check the livestream within our story

If you have questions while the event takes place don’t 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. All other comments will be answered afterwards for sure.

We hope to welcome you later tonight on the show!

Questions for YOTA online 28.5.2020!

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Are you wondering what is YOTA? Do you have any questions about YOTA?

Let us know by commenting on our Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter posts until 15:00 UTC on 26th May 2020!

We will answer the most frequent questions live at our new YOTA online event 28.5.2020. 18:00UTC! All will be answered anonymously, so don’t be afraid to ask! Questions not answered in the event will be answered directly to the askers after the event.

Please use English as language for the questions, but we can also translate in common languages if necessary.

We’re looking forward to see you on next Thursday!

SAVE THE DATE: YOTA online – 28th May 2020 from 1800 UTC

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Press Release by Youngsters On The Air
Friday, 22.05.2020

The Youth Working Group within the IARU Region 1 created a newly developed 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 hamradio. A YOTA team consisting of active youngsters will present different topics. While answering questions from the community there will be also a part where different recent YOTA events will be described and participant stories will be shared followed by a Q&A session with the presenters. At the end of the event we will also do a prize raffle amongst all participants.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic all planned YOTA events until September 2020 had to be cancelled or postponed. This included for example the Summer Camps in all IARU Regions 1, 2 and 3 as well as Subregional Camps, Youth Contest Programs, or our presence during the HAMRADIO fair 2020 in Friedrichshafen. This and the fact that lots of youngsters want to join YOTA activities each year lend us to create an interactive format to gather youngsters online on a regular basis.

The first meeting will take place on 28th May 2020 from 1800 UTC as a livestream and will take around one hour. Of course, the participation is for free and open to anyone who wants to take part worldwide. We will share the link to our server one day prior to the event on our homepage and social media channels. The event will also be livestreamed to our Youtube Channel and will be recorded to be available online at any time.


We hope to have the chance to welcome you in a few days during our YOTA online meeting!



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