YOTA Month 2020 event participation in the Americas

For QSL and award information, go to events.ham-yota.com.

The awards and QSL program for this special event is sponsored by IARU Region 1 YOTA (Europe/Africa/Middle East).  They are sponsoring an award for working YOTA stations  all around the world.

In the USA:

K8T, and

in Canada: TBD


Tunisian amateur Khalil Bouzemmi, who met Faith Hannah, KD3Z at the South Africa YOTA camp in 2018, stopped by the Lea family home in Florida on Christmas Day 2019 to operate K8O.


COMING SOON - Click here for the press release for stations in the Americas.


To see the current spots on DX Summit of all YOTA stations, click here.

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.

These are a few of the many stations participating in this initiative.

More info on https://events.ham-yota.com

These callsigns will be used by multiple youth operators of various ages across the United States during YOTA Month 2020. Operators will use their home stations and remotes. They will be active on CW, SSB, digital on most HF bands and possibly satellites. All of these operators are under 26 years old. We plan on rotating the callsigns throughout the month.

QSL Policy

As of this year, we are ONLY sending QSL cards if you request them via the Clublog OQRS system!

OQRS supports:

  • QSL via Bureau: This request is FREE of charge!
  • QSL Direct: 3 USD
  • QSL Direct (more than 5 cards): please email us for a custom postage price.

Due to the huge amount of QSO's that are being made throughout this event, receiving QSLs is hard to handle.
You do not need to send us your QSL card.  Received cards will NOT be answered. If you want our QSL card, you can request it via OQRS using the link above.

Contact: qsl@ham-yota.com


Awards can be claimed on this page and are completely free.

Manager: HA8RT
Contact: awards@ham-yota.com

Available awards:

  • Bronze: achieved 15 award points
  • Silver: achieved 35 award points
  • Gold: achieved 65 award points
  • Platinum: achieved 105 award points


Station Coordinator

Please contact Bryant (KG5HVO) for all questions regarding K8Y, K8O, K8T, and K8A.

General Event Organization

For all general questions NOT related to awards, QSL or the logbook of this callsign, please contact us at info@ham-yota.com. Note that this is a general email address for all participating special event stations!


In 2019, youth-operated amateur radio stations in the western hemisphere contributed 12,467 QSOs to the worldwide special event celebrating youth in amateur radio during the month of December.  Worldwide, over 129,000 QSOs were made.


Jack, KM4ZIA operates AO92 during a shift as K8Y from the McElroy home near Atlanta, GA, USA


Past December YOTA Months: