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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December is YOTA Month!
The entire month of December several youth operators will become active with YOTA as suffix in the callsign. The idea for this is to show the amateur radio hobby to youth and to encourage youth to be active on the ham radio waves.
Give a demonstration in a school or local club, gather together with your friends, grab a pizza and make some QSOs or enjoy a great pile-up. Let us all show this great hobby to the world!
Feel free to make a QSO with the youth ops, they are happy to get some attention and exchange information. Licensed and unlicensed youth will be making QSOs, so be aware this could be their first radio contact ever and give them a chance to experience a possible new hobby.
W0AAE and KG5HVO are still looking for operators to take shifts on the USA callsigns during December. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARRL Foundation Scholarship Applications Begin November 1
The ARRL Foundation will start accepting applications for its 2022 scholarship program on November 1. The submission deadline is December 31. More than 100 scholarships ranging from $500 to $25,000 will be awarded in 2022.
All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs (active non-US radio amateurs are eligible for scholarships sponsored by ARDC), and many scholarships have specific requirements, such as intended area of study, or residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section, or state, and license class.
Some scholarships also require additional documentation, such as letters of recommendation. The ARRL Foundation will be utilizing a new Scholarship Management Platform for the 2022 ARRL Foundation Scholarships. Applicants no longer choose specific scholarships but will be matched with all scholarships for which they qualify. Transcripts and any additional required documents must be submitted with the application, not emailed separately as was done in the past.
Applications without accompanying transcripts and applicable required documentation will not be considered. The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Committee will review all applicants, and scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2022 via USPS mail and email.
For more information, visit the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program.
Source: ARRL.org October 28, 2021
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 Highlights Slideshow
Youth on the Air Camp Highlights - Friday
Youth on the Air Camp Contacts the International Space Station
Youth on the Air camp 2021 is an IARU Region 2 Organization supported activity