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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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