YOTA in the Americas currently sponsors or participates in three events for young hams each year:
- YOTA Summer Camp for ages 15-25
- December YOTA Month special event for ages 0-25
- YOTA Contest for all ages with a bonus for ages 0-25
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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YOTA Americas Region Camp 2023 Host and Dates Selected
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 youthontheair.org. Eligible youth are licensed amateur radio operators between ages 15 and 25.
For more information, check out the 2023 Camp Webpage.
YOTA Camp Americas 2022 was a success!
Did you miss the live streams and daily highlight videos from this year's camp? No worries! We have you covered. Check out our 2022 Camp playlist on YouTube:
Youth DX Adventure Success!
Ops Candace KE8MMS, Brennan K6BFL, and T.J., KO4FFA set a new record of 8,216 QSOs during their trip to Curacao July 14-19, 2022. The previous record was 6,583.
The Dave Kalter Memorial YDXA is a DX Adventure group that was formed in 2008 for taking young hams (and a parent) to a DX location to be the DX for several days. In the past they have been to Costa Rica TI5N, Curacao PJ2T, and Saba Island PJ6Y. Their mission each year is forming a team of youth between the ages of 12 to 17 (flexible) to travel outside the United States to operate as DX and to gain international travel experience and education. The group relies heavily on donations from Clubs, individuals, and organizations to help fund this effort. There is no cost to the youth and parent as they raise money through a raffle and the generosity of the amateur community.
The group owns their own equipment but travel, lodging and food costs are increasing. Their budget normally runs about $2500 per person and have teams of 8-12. Please their website at www.qsl.net/n6jrl for instructions on mailing your donations.
YOTA CONTEST 2022
We are happy to announce that we will have three (3) more YOTA Contest sessions coming up in 2022 again. Lots of participants enjoyed the 2021 sessions already and thus we hope to get even more people involved in the events this year.
The three sessions will be taking place on the following days:
1st round | 21st May 2022 | 0800 – 1959 UTC
2nd round | 23rd July 2022 | 1000 – 2159 UTC
3rd round | 30th December 2022 | 1200 – 2359 UTC
For more information visit
Youth on the Air camp 2021 is an IARU Region 2 Organization supported activity