YOTA in the Americas currently sponsors or participates in three events for young hams each year:

We also promote other youth activities in the Americas on our site.  If you know of one we don't have listed, please let us know!

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ARDC Funds YOTA Americas Camp For 3 Years

ARDCAmateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) has awarded a grant to Youth on the Air to fund the Americas-wide YOTA summer camp through 2025.  The funding from ARDC is for $125,000 over the next 3 years.

This grant will enable YOTA to conduct summer camps in 2023, 2024, and 2025. It will also allow the group to expand the capacity at the camps.

In the future, YOTA Americas plans to add subregional camps and a “kids' camp” called YOTA Camp Junior for kids under 15 (with parents involved).

For details about ARDC and the grant program, visit ardc.net.

Click here to see the official press release.


DARA has announced that the 2023 YDXA trip to Curacao has been cancelled for this summer only.  Other plans are in the works.  More information to come.

YOTA Contest 2023

The YOTA Contest is back for its third run!

Three (3) more YOTA Contest sessions are coming up in 2023. 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 youth activity on the air, strengthening the reputation of the YOTA program, and demonstrate the support for youth across the world.

Check out the rules (in many languages) here.

If you have any further questions after reading through the rules, please go to the 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 contest@ham-yota.com.  They are happy to reply.