Train the Trainer report – Spain – January 2021

Beginning from 2021 there are some changes to Train the Trainer reports. The biggest of them being that the participating countries are from now on asked direct questions in order to make answering the report easier. The answers in this particular report are from member(s) of YOTA team Spain

Main Questions:

How was the last summer in your country when it comes to youth work within ham radio? Did you come up with any new exciting ideas? 
In our case, the COVID-19 pandemic was very strong, and although in summer cases went down, most of the activities were cancelled, including a small camp planned for July.
How have your activities changed in the past six months? Have you been able to hold e.g. online events or activities within a smaller group of people?
As said before, COVID-19 is hitting strongly in Spain, and leisure meetings were very very limited, and now are not allowed (very few provinces maybe are allowed). Also, sadly, everyone from the youth commitee quitted in November. Online events seem to be a pretty good idea, so we may try something. We’ll see if we manage to get some people to participate.
What kind of activities and operating possibilities did you have during the recent December YOTA Month? How did your activities differ from last year, and how did people respond to them?

We usually had 2 callsigns on the air during DYM, this year we had only one, EF4YOTA. Interested people can get on the air if their parents or family have a license, from their personal station, or if the participants themselves have a callsign. In the case that any province could have leisure meetings, people would be able to get on the air with the radioclub station, but with the actual situation seems it was very difficult. Although this year I saw that more youngsters participated in this year’s DYM, so it’s good.

To sum up, this year was be very limited as only people which had relation with amateur radio were able to participate, but well at least we could be on the air.

Other Questions:

What kind of problems are you facing with youth work in your member society?
We have to see who wants to join to create a new youth commitee, as the other one quitted, but this is only a matter of time. We’ll see in the future how it develops.
Anything else that comes to your mind or you want to share?

Not for the moment


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