YOTA Camp Special Event Station W8Y

KD8YVJ and KE8KLC operating CQ WPX at WC8VOA for YARC Youth Contesting Program (YCP)

KD9LSV and W9YES at Bradley University, W9JWC on the air for the North American Collegiate Championships SSB during NAQP

Kees, W0AAE operating the Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest

KD9DAB operating K9IU at Indiana University during the SSB North American Collegiate Championships

Elin, TF2EQ operates TF3IRA during December YOTA Month 2020 as TF3YOTA, showing off her headset and footswitch that she won during Virtual YOTA Day 2020.

Youth involvement in contests and special events is increasing all the time.  Here are some on-air activities that specifically cater to young operators.  If you have a youth appropriate operating event to add to this list, please email us at webmaster@youthontheair.org.  Also, check out programs for youth on our links page! If you have a youth net, please list it on the ARRL Youth Nets page.  Since ARRL already has a central location for that information, we are just providing a link to that site below.

Summer, 2020 Only Events

Special Event Station W8Y

During the week of June 21-26, when the camp was supposed to take place, we had a special event station on the air!  Youth who were selected to attend YOTA camp 2020 will take turns operating as W8Y throughout the week from the station of their choosing.  Contact Marty, NN1C at special@youthontheair.org with questions.

Field Day W8Y Remote

We also operated Field Day from a remote station provided by Jay, K4ZLE. If you have questions, contact Chris KD8YVJ, at fieldday@youthontheair.org.

Field Day Club Entry

If you choose to operate Field Day from your home station, you can add your score to a club for this year only.  Enter “Youth on the Air” as the club name on your Field Day score entry.  This is for ALL hams who are age 25 and younger.

Interested in Starting a School Club?

The ARISS-USA web site has suggestions and resources for school and youth clubs.

Be sure to check out episode 25 of Ham Talk Live!  Also, ARRL has School Station Grants to provide your school with a complete setup.  Check out the Education and Technology Program on their web site.

Interested in School Club Roundup?

Check out episode 34 of Ham Talk Live!