North American QSO Parties to Recognize Young Contester Entries
To encourage young operators in radiosport, the National Contest Journal (NCJ) will recognize their entries in the NAQP contests beginning with the North American QSO Party (NAQP) CW and SSB contests in August 2021. Following the lead of Youth on the Air (YOTA) in Region 1 (ham-yota.com) scores from YOTA-qualified operators 25 years old and younger will be highlighted in the results.
A "YOTA operator" check box will be added by 3830scores.com and on the NAQP log upload app. Initially, the YOTA operator designation will only apply to single-operator entries. This is not a separate category – all of the scores will compete for awards in the regular single-op category.
3830scores.com will display the YOTA-operator scores in an overlay to the single-operator group. NAQP line scores will note the YOTA operator scores and a separate table of these scores will be included in the results and referenced in the NCJ “NextGen” column by WB9VPG.
NAQP CW Manager: Chris Hurlbut, KL9A
NAQP SSB Manager: Bill Lippert, ACØW
NAQP RTTY Manager: Mark Aaker, K6UFO
NCJ Editor: Lee Finkel, KY7M