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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YOTA Camp Americas 2022 Dates and Location Set!

Youth on the Air camp is returning to the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester, Ohio, USA June 12-17, 2022. Visit our camp information page for more information!  Applications open February 11.

Intrepid DX Dream Rig Essay Contest Winners

Congratulations to Silas Davis, W3SED; Olivia Lee, KD2UYX; and Isaac Schmidt, K6IAS. These three youth wrote the winning essays in the Intrepid-DX Group's second annual Youth 'Dream Rig' Contest. Hams from around the United States who are 19 years old or younger were eligible. Silas, the first place winner, is 9.

This year's contest took place with the help of funding from Amateur Radio Digital Communications. The youngsters were asked to address the question of how amateur radio can evolve to remain relevant in the internet age.

You can find the winning essays on the ARDC webpage. In announcing the winners previously, Paul Ewing, N6PSE, president of the Intrepid-DX Group, said the essays were "brimming with enthusiasm to keep our hobby alive well into the future."
Source:  Amateur Radio Newsline - January 13, 2022

Visit Us at a Hamfest!

We will host a booth and a forum at:

  • January 22, 2022 - Winterfest, Collinsville, IL/St. Louis, MO (located in Education Alley)
  • February 11-13, 2022 - HamCation, Orlando, FL

More to come!

Photo of YOTA Booth at Winterfest

YOTA Camper Leah, KD9LFZ wins IC-705

Congratulations to the winner of an ICOM IC-705 during YOTA Camp 2021, Leah, KD9LFZ! Thanks to R&L Electronics for giving away a great radio to one of our fabulous campers!

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 2021 is an IARU Region 2 Organization supported activity