YOTA Contest 2023

The YOTA Contest is back for its third run!

Three (3) more YOTA Contest sessions are coming up in 2023. Lots of participants enjoyed the 2022 sessions already and thus we hope to get even more people involved into the events this year.

The upcoming three sessions will be taking place on the following days:

1st round         22nd April 2023            0800 – 1959 UTC

2nd round       22nd July 2023              1000 – 2159 UTC

3rd round        30th December 2023   1200 – 2359 UTC

So, are you ready to compete within the next YOTA Contest? Everyone in the ham radio community can take part; it takes place three times per year and only lasts 12 hours. Its aim is to increase youth activity on the air, strengthening the reputation of the YOTA program, and demonstrate the support for youth across the world.

8 different categories have been implemented which also include special ones for youth (≤ 25 years old) only. Covering the 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m and 10m bands, the competition will take place in CW and SSB modes.

The contest exchange used will be the age of the participating operators. Different ages also serve as multipliers during the contest.

Contacts between the same continent are worth 1 point. Working DX is worth 3 points, but the most points will be achieved by working youngsters. The younger the operator, the more points one will get for the QSO.

During the past year we have received several rule translations into various languages. A big thank you to the contributors! So, if you are not that fluent in English, check them out here.

If you have any further questions after reading through the rules, please go to the FAQ page to see if your question has been answered already. If you still have a question, feel free to drop the YOTA Contest Committee an email at contest@ham-yota.com.  They are happy to reply.