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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Applications Now Being Accepted for YOTA Americas Camp 2023
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 is now open! Eligible youth are licensed amateur radio operators between ages 15 and 25. Campers should reside in the Americas, but guests from other continents may be possible.
For more information, check out the 2023 Camp Webpage.
December YOTA Month
December is YOTA Month internationally. Stations will be on the air with special event callsigns ending in YOTA (and in the US: K8Y, K8O, K8T, and K8A). All operators are under the age of 26 years old. An award system is in place, along with QSL information via OQRS. See the December YOTA Month 2022 page for more information!
ARRL Foundation Scholarship Applications Due January 4
The application for the 2023 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program is now open. More than 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to $25,000 will be awarded in 2023. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2023 via USPS and email.
All applicants must be active, FCC-licensed amateur radio operators [NOTE: Active foreign amateur radio operators are eligible for The ARDC Scholarships.] All applicants must submit a completed online application by January 4, 2023 at 12 PM Eastern Time.
The ARRL Foundation will be utilizing the same Scholarship Management Platform for the 2023 Scholarships that was used for the 2022 Scholarships. Transcripts and additional required documents must be submitted WITH the application and not emailed separately. A number of scholarships require additional documents, such as a letter of recommendation from a sitting Officer of an ARRL-affiliated club. Applications without accompanying transcripts and additional required documents (if applicable) will not be considered.
The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Committee will review all applicants for eligibility and award decisions. Awards are mailed directly to recipients' schools.
For more information, visit the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program.
Source: ARRL.org November 29, 2022
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
The YOTA Contest is operated by IARU Region 1 YOTA.
Youth on the Air camp 2021 is an IARU Region 2 Organization supported activity