CQWW introduces new Youth Overlays

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CQWW committee stated earlier that:

1) We have created a new YOUTH overlay that will be available to all competitors who are 25 years old or under, effective on the dates of the contest. The Cabrillo overlay format will be CATEGORY-OVERLAY: YOUTH. In support of this change, Youth overlay entries will be highlighted in the results (as is currently done for Classic and Rookies). In addition, plaques will be available for the winners.

Read more about the current rule changes here.
These changes will apply in SSB and CW parts of CQWW from 2021!

We are also proud to announce that several IARU Youth Working Groups, YOTA Teams and individuals worldwide will sponsor the accompanying plaques for this new YOUTH overlay.
Check out all available plaques for the 2021 events here.

Thanks to all involved into the process to making this happen!

One of the few things left is to plan your CQWW effort now and win the new YOUTH plaques!

Train the Trainer report – Finland – July 2021

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The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid.  Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of Team Finland.


How do you think COVID will change the way you organize youth activities after it is gone?

We are much more likely to organize online events even after covid because they are easily accessible for everyone and much easier to organize even with small resources. Even though online events are fun, we can’t wait to meet people again and organize in-person gatherings for youngsters!

 

Are you willing to organize in-person activities again, when COVID is gone? What kind of activities?

We are currently planning for a weekend camp for September and December. 

 

During COVID, have you come up with any new creative ways to advertise our common hobby or organize activities?

We started writing in our national societies newsletter and we had a webinar about youth activities in Finland. The newsletter is a great way to reach out to people directly. 

We have also done some refreshing to our page on SRAL’s website, so it would be more informative and welcoming for new youngsters. We have added videos, graphics, and social media to our website to appeal to newcomers. 

 

What are your plans regarding youth work in your country for the summer?

We are trying to keep our chat groups active, do more social media and participate in our society’s events. 

During the pandemic, we have also started many new interesting projects to support youngsters in this hobby. We are planning to do more cooperation with scouts and clubs. There are a lot of potential youngsters that are either interested in ham radio or already part of it. Our goal is to have every youngster in Finland in our reach. 

 

 


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Train the Trainer report – Norway – July 2021

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The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid.  Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of Team Norway.


How do you think COVID will change the way you organize youth activities after it is gone?

Probably not very much, but we will at least remember that an epidemic outbreak is a possibility, and plan accordingly.

Are you willing to organize in-person activities again, when COVID is gone? What kind of activities?

Yes. Not sure which.

What are your plans regarding youth work in your country for the summer?

We have gotten a grant from the Research Council of Norway to create a digital learning platform for the amateur radio license, and also create amateur radio activities for youth in Norway. We will start work on planning this during the summer, but there is still a long way to go until we are finished, of course.

 

 


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Train the Trainer report – Estonia – July 2021

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The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid.  Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of Team Estonia.


How do you think COVID will change the way you organize youth activities after it is gone?

Well it has already had an affect. As of 2021 we had first online lessons and possibility to take an exam online. That first tryout gave us 22 new callsigns of whom about 33% were youngsters. Strange or not they actually had to put some effort themselves to find us, as we did not have any public posts about taking an online exam. It shows that those who find us, are actually interested.

Are you willing to organize in-person activities again, when COVID is gone? What kind of activities?

We will keep doing what we always do, if the possibility comes. It has been a bit tricky to organize everything. But recent months has shown some promising covid numbers, which also allowed us to have our annual ES-Hamfest. During the hamfest we were able to gather all the youngsters across the country. That gave everyone the opportunity to compete to each other, spend some time together and of course learn from the elders.

During COVID, have you come up with any new creative ways to advertise our common hobby or organize activities?

Nothing fancy, just possibility to take online lessons and online exams.

What are your plans regarding youth work in your country for the summer?

We don’t have anything exact planned. But we’re hoping to have our youth only contest weekend at the end of August.

 

 


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Train the Trainer report – Cyprus – July 2021

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The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid.  Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of Team Cyprus.


How do you think COVID will change the way you organize youth activities after it is gone?

We can be more versatile and hybrid in having a meeting or an activity. if we are going to have a weekly meeting some can be on site and others can be via web call etc. Or We can set up remote stations and people can operate remotely.

Are you willing to organize in-person activities again, when COVID is gone? What kind of activities?

Yes Of course, We would like to organize some POTA,SOTA events. In Person meeting to do some QSOs together and exchange ideas

During COVID, have you come up with any new creative ways to advertise our common hobby or organize activities?

Unfortunately COVID hit us hard. Due to the restrictions we couldn’t promote our hobby very much. Although we have our weekly meetings online and people from all over the island can communicate now.

What are your plans regarding youth work in your country for the summer?

We will do a Lighthouse activation. We will have some young people and newcomers to join us to experience the activity. We have in the works to do a fox hunt again or a POTA possibly.

 

 


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Train the Trainer report – Tunisia – July 2021

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The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid.  Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of Team Tunisia.


How do you think COVID will change the way you organize youth activities after it is gone?

We will be considering making more outdoor activities. Online sessions will remain the best way to maintain contact for the time being.

Are you willing to organize in-person activities again, when COVID is gone? What kind of activities?

Yes, of course, nothing is better than in-person activities, this makes people engage more. We plan on making Workshops in different subjects like electronics, Antenna building, SDR …

During COVID, have you come up with any new creative ways to advertise our common hobby or organize activities?

During the first lockdown in 2020, we organized knowledge-sharing online workshops with the Algerian society ARA.

What are your plans regarding youth work in your country for the summer?

This summer is not going very well regarding corona cases in Tunisia, so activity is halted until better conditions.

 

 


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Train the Trainer report – Iceland – July 2021

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The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid.  Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of Team Iceland.


How do you think COVID will change the way you organize youth activities after it is gone?

I didn’t organize any online events so post COVID will help.

Are you willing to organize in-person activities again, when COVID is gone? What kind of activities?

First off just focusing on DYM for now but hopefully NOTA in the future.

During COVID, have you come up with any new creative ways to advertise our common hobby or organize activities?

I’m afraid not.

What are your plans regarding youth work in your country for the summer?

Not beyond preparation and ideas for a possible sub regional camp in Iceland.

 

 


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Train the Trainer report – Sweden – July 2021

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The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid.  Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of Team Sweden.


How do you think COVID will change the way you organize youth activities after it is gone?

Not very much, our activities before COVID should be possible after the pandemic as well. However, we might consider some kind of redundancy regarding positions in the planning.

Are you willing to organize in-person activities again, when COVID is gone? What kind of activities?

We are! We are planning to maintain our tradition of smaller camps during DYM, and also to take part in NOTA and YOTA.

 

What are your plans regarding youth work in your country for the summer?

We are staying cool for a while, awaiting vaccine for the common age group at our camps.

 

 


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Train the Trainer report – Kuwait – July 2021

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The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid.  Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of Team Kuwait.


How do you think COVID will change the way you organize youth activities after it is gone?

The online option is a good opportunity for us to invite more youth rather than a classroom which will be a limited number of participants due to the classroom size.

Are you willing to organize in-person activities again, when COVID is gone? What kind of activities?

Yes we will Training for new ham radio operators, and CW training

During COVID, have you come up with any new creative ways to advertise our common hobby or organize activities?

during 2020 we have organized two training courses (Online and in-person) for new ham radio with a total of 50 participants.

What are your plans regarding youth work in your country for the summer?

during 2020 we have organized two training courses (Online and in-person) for new ham radio with a total of 50 participants.

 

 


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Train The Trainer Report – Turkey – July 2021

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The July Train the Trainer reports focus on sharing ideas for activities, as well as organizing activities after covid.  Answers in this particular report are by the Youth Coordinator of Team Turkey.


How do you think COVID will change the way you organize youth activities after it is gone?

It’s very difficult for us. we dont made any organisation last 2 years.

Are you willing to organize in-person activities again, when COVID is gone? What kind of activities?

Yes

 

During COVID, have you come up with any new creative ways to advertise our common hobby or organize activities?

No

 

What are your plans regarding youth work in your country for the summer?

We try to prepare organisation for this year.

 

 


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