Train The Trainer report – Team Thailand – DYM 2022

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Team Thailand participated in December YOTA Month 2022 in multiple ways such as by offering youngsters a chance to operate from stations, and to take part in the 3rd round of the YOTA Contest 2022. They also offered trainings and workshops to local youth.

Read Team Thailand’s Train the Trainer report for DYM 2022 from here: 

YOTA Subregional Camp – Spain 2023

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It is our great honor to announce our next YOTA Subregional Camp coming up shortly. We are very grateful to have URE aboard in organizing this edition in Spain.

The event itself will be held from 30th April to 2nd May 2023 in the town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid). The Spanish Team will be able to host around 30 participants overall. Please keep in mind that a subregional camp is favoring participants from their neighboring countries. If there are any leftover places to fill, these will be granted towards other IARU R1 member societies.

If your Member Society is considering sending national YOTA representatives to this event, please fill out the attached form reachable here. You will also find all necessary participant requirements and information there as well. The final confirmation of participants will be announced after the application deadline on 13th March 2023. Afterwards you will be given more time to name your participants using another online form.

In case of any questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly at

IARU Region 1 Youth Coordinators were informed about this Call for Applications on 6th March 2023 accordingly.  

Source: IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group

Call for Applications – YOTA Summer Camp Hungary 2023

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Announcement by the IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group
28th January 2023

It is our great honor to announce the YOTA Summer Camp 2023. We are very grateful to have MRASZ aboard in organizing this 11th edition in Hungary.

The event itself will be held from 5th to 12th August 2023 in the town of Győr. Once again it is possible to host 100 ambitious youngsters from around IARU Region 1 including guest teams from Regions 2 and 3.

If your Member Society is considering sending a national YOTA Team to this event, please fill out the attached form reachable here. You will also find all necessary participant requirements and information there as well. The final team size of each member society will be announced after the application deadline on February 28th 2023. Afterwards you will be given more time to name your participants using another online form.

In case of any questions please do not hesitate to contact us directly at



IARU Youth Coordinators in Regions 1, 2 and 3 were informed about this Call for Applications including a first Bulletin on 28th January 2023 accordingly.


Source: IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group

IARU R1 Youth WG invited by USKA (Switzerland)

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The IARU R1 Youth Working Group recently got invited by the Union Schweizerischer Kurzwellen-Amateure (USKA) into HB9W club station in Winterthur.

Philipp Springer (DK6SP — Chair, IARU R1 Youth Working Group) took up the opportunity and introduced the newly appointed youth coordinator HB9GWQ into the IARU youth initiative, Youngsters On The Air, as well as other related youth topics. Great discussions summed up the visit.

Find out more about youth engagements of IARU member societies within the “Train-the-Trainer”-Program.

Many thanks to Andy Thiemann (HB9JOE — USKA, Head of Radio Sports | IARU R1, Treasurer) as well as Youth Coordinator Jan C. Helfenberger (HB9GWQ) for making this visit possible.






YOTA Contest | 3rd Session 2022 + New Dates 2023

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

Erding, Germany – Tuesday, 20.12.2022

2022 is coming to an end already but we are still going strong within the currently ongoing December YOTA Month. Within this event, we will also hold the 3rd session of our well-known YOTA Contest on 30th December from 1200 – 2359 UTC. Thus, we are looking forward to seeing you all participating and working the worldwide youngsters on the bands.

Further, we are happy to announce that we will have three (3) more YOTA Contest sessions coming up in 2023 again. Lots of participants enjoyed the 2022 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         22nd April 2023            0800 – 1959 UTC

2nd round        22nd July 2023             1000 – 2159 UTC

3rd round         30th December 2023 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 and we are happy to reply.

On behalf of the YOTA Contest Committee,

— Kind regards | 73

Philipp Springer, DK6SP Chair Youth Working Group International Amateur Radio Union Region 1



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IARU R1 Youth Working Group | Call for Member Applications

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We are very happy that our community is growing and getting bigger every day, but unfortunately, we can’t do it alone anymore and we need help with the organization.

We firmly believe that we will find other youngsters who are not afraid to take the future of HAM radio into their own hands.

If you would like to assist and help us, e.g. with social media or IT, please fill out the this form and we will get back to you with more info soon.

Many thanks in advance.

73 IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group

Roadmap Meeting and New Vice Chair Appointment | Way to the Future

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

Source: IARU Region 1

The IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group just held its yearly meeting among its members. Within this virtual gathering various things, as a roadmap, new structure, etc., were introduced and discussed.

Due to its fast growth over the past few years the Youth Working Group gained lots of responsibilities and tasks. Thus, it was decided to appoint a second Vice Chair position to split those among the board members. This doing was clarified with the IARU R1 President and Secretary in advance.

Thus, from Thursday 27th October 2022, Otava Tuomi (OH3OT) serves as a second Vice Chair next to Markus Großer (DL8GM) within the Working Group. Otava is a member since 2019 and currently actively contributing to the well-known ”Train The Trainer” (TTT) program as its coordinator. He will remain within his TTT coordinator position and is further assisting with strategic planning tasks and decision making among the board. All present Youth Working Group members voted in favor, none against, no abstain. We would like to thank OH3OT for his contribution and are looking forward to our common upcoming work in the future.

Furthermore, a new working structure was introduced to the team. It includes a clear allocation of tasks and responsibilities among its members. We would like to thank all involved new team leads and members of the IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group for their trust and therefore continuous outstanding contribution. Without all their efforts nothing would be possible!

Though, to fill in remaining positions within our newly established departments we are always searching for new dedicated additions in various fields to our team. If you want to contribute please let us know at

In case of any questions do not hesitate to reach out to our team at

Mit freundlichen Grüßen | Kind regards | 73

Philipp Springer, DK6SP

Youth Working Group
International Amateur Radio Union
Region 1

IARU Region 2 announces YOTA Summer Camp 2023

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Press Release by Youth On The Air (IARU Region 2)

2023 Camp Dates & Location Are Set

Youth on the Air Camp 2023 Dates and Location Finalized

The third camp for young amateur radio operators in North, Central, and South America is scheduled to take place July 16-21, 2023.

UNION, Kentucky, September 18, 2023—After another successful camp program in 2022, the next Youth on the Air Camp for the Americas has been scheduled for July 16-21, 2023.  The selected site for this year’s camp is Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.  A team from the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) will serve as the local host for this event.

The camper application period will open online December 1, 2022 at  Eligible youth are licensed amateur radio operators between ages 15 and 25.

A total of 30 campers will be accepted. Priority will be given to first-time attendees and youth residing outside of the USA.  Returning attendees will serve as leaders during the camp.

Potential campers that reside outside of Canada are encouraged to begin the process of obtaining the necessary passport (and appointment to obtain a tourist VISA, where applicable) NOW.

We know that changes in the COVID-19 pandemic status between now and July will have an impact on hosting the camp.  Should we not be able to host the camp or if we need to reschedule, we will let everyone know with as much notice as possible.

For details about the camp and/or to sign up for updates by email, visit the camp web page at

For additional information, please contact Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG at

December YOTA Month | 10th DYM Activity 2022

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

Erding, Germany – Tuesday, 04.10. 2022

The entire month of December, several youngsters under the age of 26 will become active with YOTA suffixes in their callsigns. The idea behind this is to show the amateur radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the ham radio waves.

The last time YOTA callsigns hitting the air waves was from the 10th annual YOTA Summer Camp in early August 2022. Nearly 100 youngsters were activating various bands and modes. This shall be continued in this year’s 10th edition of the December YOTA Month activity.

Every ham radio operator can support the youth worldwide! By making a QSO with them, they can improve their skills on air and learn more about geography and ham radio abbreviations, among others. The youngsters will be 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 and give them a chance to experience a possible new hobby.

Help your local youngsters to get on the air throughout the December YOTA Month. Either you are a supporting elmer or under 26 years yourself, contact your society’s youth coordinator to be active with your national YOTA callsign(s). If your society did not apply for one yet, feel free to encourage them to do so of course. It will be a pleasure to work a lot of new youngsters on the bands for sure!

As every year, there is again an award program available. Work as many YOTA stations on as many bands and modes as possible and be eligible for your Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum award for free. Furthermore, there will be wooden plaques for the best achieving radio hams worldwide available once again. The various categories will be announced once we are getting closer to the event itself.

The DYM program promotes the radio activity on the air waves and shows that there is and will be activity in the future. Visit our website for more information about the award rules.

Last year the worldwide participation of IARU member societies in all three regions was at a never seen high while counting 62 active stations. The youngsters achieved nearly 120.000 QSOs and over 2.000 free awards were downloaded from the DYM website. Therefore, let’s participate in December YOTA Month, and achieve big numbers together once again in December 2022!

Feel free to follow the activities on our homepage as well as on our social media channels @hamyota and @hamyota_official and update yourself at

On behalf of the DYM Organizing Committee,

Mit freundlichen Grüßen | Kind regards | 73

Philipp Springer, DK6SP

Youth Working Group
International Amateur Radio Union
Region 1


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JOTA / JOTI 2022 | Jamborees On The Air / Jamborees On The Internet

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14th – 16th October 2022


As shared by JOTA/JOTI Jamboree:
The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world connect with each other by means of amateur radio. Short-wave radio signals carry their voices to virtually any corner of the world. It’s the shear excitement of having a live conversation with a fellow Scout or Guide at some other place in the world that attracts so many young people to this event. JOTA is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared.

The use of amateur-radio techniques offers an extra educational dimension for Scouts. Many grasp the opportunity to discover the world of wireless radio techniques and electronics. Thousands of volunteer radio amateurs assist the Scouts over the JOTA weekend with their knowledge, equipment and enthusiasm.


Scout Frequencies are chosen in a segment where low-power, simple stations are transmitting. This allows Scouts to operate such stations from camp sites and still be able to communicate with others.

Band Phone (MHz) CW (MHz)
80 m 3.690 & 3.940 3.570
40 m 7.090 & 7.190 7.030
20 m 14.290 14.060
17 m 18.140 18.080
15 m 21.360 21.140
12 m 24.960 24.910
10 m 28.390 28.180
6 m 50.160 50.160

Source: JOTA/JOTI Radio Handbook 2022


Let’s connect with the worldwide Scouts and share the fun of our common hobby with them.


If you have any questions regarding topics concerning the IARU R1 Youth Working Group always feel free to reach out to us via email at