The last month of 2018 is approaching and we are excited to announce that our famous December YOTA Month will happen this year as always.
We would like to invite you to take part with a callsign with YOTA as the suffix, for example, DF0YOTA. The idea for this is to show the amateur radio hobby to young people and to encourage youngsters to be active on the amateur bands. This is a great moment to show amateur radio to the world and to invite newcomers. Give a demonstration in a school, local club or scouting group, gather together with your friends, grab a pizza and make some QSOs or enjoy a great pile-up.
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 give them a chance to experience a possible new hobby.
This year we will have new diplomas and rules! Diplomas can be achieved by working our YOTA suffix special stations which are run by young operators throughout December! We changed a bit on the general rules; 2 points can be achieved per worked stations and 1 extra point for every valid (not dupe) QSO per band per mode! This is of course not a contest, but getting many youngsters on air from many countries. Be helpful on the bands, maybe these young operators are just making their first ever contacts!
The aim is that YOTA stations are in general operated by young people, with the age of maximum 26 years. The event will take place from 1 December 2018 00:00 UTC till 31 December 2018 23:59 UTC. Until now we have stations registered from all over Europe, Africa and even from the US and New Zealand.
Are you interested? Would you like to take part or want to know more about the new diploma rules? Find more information on https://events.ham-yota.com/
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