Peter, N8PJL setting up the IC-7300 he won from R&L Electronics during Virtual YOTA Day 2020
Kees, W0AAE operating the Worldwide Sideband Activity Contest
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Interested in School Club Roundup?
Check out episode 34 of Ham Talk Live!