2023-07-16 YOTA – Youth On The Air Camp

Sunday to Friday, July 16-21, 2023

YOTA Camp attendees – photo courtesy https://youthontheair.org/

Youth on the Air (YOTA) Camp coming to Ottawa!

After another successful camp program in 2022, the next Youth on the Air Camp for the Americas has been scheduled for July 16-21, 2023. The selected site for the 2023 camp is Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

A team from the Radio Amateurs of Canada (RAC) will serve as the local host for this event.

Eligible youth are licensed amateur radio operators between the ages of 15 and 25. A total of 30 campers will be accepted.

Priority will be given to first-time attendees and youth residing outside of the USA.

Please see the Youth On The Air official website and the Radio Amateurs of Canada website for more details.

December 2022 is YOTA month

The entire month of December several youngsters will become active with a YOTA suffix in their callsign. The idea is to show the amateur radio hobby to youth and to encourage youngsters to be active on the ham bands.

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 youngsters, they are happy to get some attention and exchange information. Licensed and unlicensed youth will be making QSOs, be aware this could be their first radio contact ever and it will give them a chance to experience a new hobby.

For details see https://events.ham-yota.com/