YOTA Camp Photo Gallery

The official Youth on the Air 2021 Americas Camp photo gallery is now online at Google Photos.

Youth on the Air Camp Highlights Slideshow

Youth on the Air Camp Highlights - Friday

Youth on the Air Camp Highlights - Thursday

Youth on the Air Camp Contacts the International Space Station

YOTA Americas Camp Now Underway!

Did you miss the opening ceremony for the 2021 YOTA Americas Camp?  No worries!  You can watch it below.

Campers will be using the callsign W8Y on the air throughout the camp, on HF and satellites.  For best days and times, read this post.  Selected camp activities will be streamed on the YOTA YouTube Channel.


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!

Thanks for stopping by our website!

NAQP Adds Youth Designation

North American QSO Parties to Recognize Young Contester Entries

To encourage young operators in radiosport, the National Contest Journal (NCJ) will recognize their entries in the NAQP contests beginning with the North American QSO Party (NAQP) CW and SSB contests in August 2021. Following the lead of Youth on the Air (YOTA) in Region 1 (ham-yota.com) scores from YOTA-qualified operators (all youth 25 years old and younger) will be highlighted in the results.

A "Youth operator" check box will be added by 3830scores.com and on the NAQP log upload app.  Initially, the Youth operator designation will only apply to single-operator entries.  This is not a separate category – all of the scores will compete for awards in the regular single-op category.

3830scores.com will display the Youth-operator scores in an overlay to the single-operator group.  NAQP line scores will note the Youth operator scores and a separate table of these scores will be included in the results and referenced in the NCJ “NextGen” column by WB9VPG.

NAQP CW Manager: Chris Hurlbut, KL9A
NAQP SSB Manager: Bill Lippert, ACØW
NAQP RTTY Manager: Mark Aaker, K6UFO
NCJ Editor: Lee Finkel, KY7M

Date Change for July YOTA contest

YOTA is proud to announce a new YOTA themed contest!  The contest will be in three rounds, and will use CW and SSB.  The contest is open to ALL amateurs, but YOTA stations will be worth more points.  See all the details here:  https://www.ham-yota.com/contest

The dates will be:

1st round: May 22, 0800-1959 UTC
2nd round: July 18, 1000-2159 UTC   (CHANGED - FORMERLY JULY 17)
3rd round: December 30, 1200-2359 UTC

We hope to hear you on the air!


Youth on the Air camp 2021 is an IARU Region 2 Organization supported activity