Train the Trainer Report – Team Macedonia – October 2019

After the YOTA camp in Bulgaria our team was very motivated to continue working on presenting our hobby to young population. We’ve shared the experience we had in Bulgaria with several other young radio amateurs from our country.

On request of our young members in our radio club in Stip, this year we have shortened the summer break and restarted the courses a little bit earlier. Almost every day there is youngsters in the radio club who are exploring our hobby.

L-R Bobi (Z33BOB), Ivan (Z33ROC), Ivan, Darko(Z33JBT), Filip, Meto (Z33MED), Ivan (Z33IMS)

We have organized many portable VHF activities, where youngsters had chance for making QSOs on repetitors. Morse code courses are held every time when we are in the radio club.

In Bitola after successfully held course for ham radio and passing the exams, there are two new young licenced radio amateurs. Dimitar Z33DBX and Viktor Z32VIK.

On the ham radio meeting organized by our society, me Veljan (Z33C) and Andrej (Z33RTF) held one presentation about all the activities we had in Bulgaria.

It was very nice view to see many new young radio amateurs from all over the country attending the meeting. Beside the presentation of our activities at the camp, our society organized ARDF competition. Read more….

Train the Trainer Report – Team Macedonia – February 2018

Firstly, the YOTA Month 2018 was a bigger success in Macedonia than the one in 2017, since the number of youngsters participating in the event increased by a lot. As opposed to last year, when only a handful of young hams took up the activity, this year many more joined us, even ones who hadn’t been active on the air very much before. Together, on both callsigns, we made around 1000 QSOs. Even though that is relatively few, we still consider it a success and improvement as it was an opportunity to introduce at least ten new young hams to the hobby. We hope that their respective mentors do not wait until next December to activate them again, and instead provide them with the skills required to work QSOs year-round.

Alongside last year’s participants Andrej Mickov Z33RTF, Andrej Antunovic Z35TUN and Veljan Gjorgiov Z33C, joined this year by Vane Jovanov Z31VAJ, the YOTA Month also proved to be great motivation for youngsters who did not have a licence yet to get into the hobby.

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