Audrey, KM4BUN, Jack, KM4ZIA, and a friend operating Field Day from home in 2020
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
December YOTA Month Khalil Bouzemmi from Tunisia with Faith Hannah KD3Z
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 email@example.com. 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 will have 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. Campers should sign up here to be added to the schedule. Contact Marty, NN1C at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. If you were not selected as a camper for 2020, be sure to work W8Y on the air!
Field Day W8Y Remote
We will operate Field Day from a remote station. Logging will be done by remote desktop. Youth who were selected to attend YOTA camp 2020 can sign up for a time slot on the remote station provided by Jay, K4ZLE. Sign up for times here. If you have questions, contact Chris KD8YVJ, at email@example.com.
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.
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