Youth-operated stations around the world will be part of a special event celebrating youth in amateur radio during the month of December.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, November 27, 2021 — Amateur radio operators age 25 and younger will be on the air as special event stations around the world throughout December in celebration of youth in amateur radio. YOTA Month stations will be on all bands and modes at various times. QSL and award information is at http://events.ham-yota.com.
In the United States this year, the callsigns will once again be K8Y, K8O, K8T, and K8A. Three new countries will be participating for the first time! Argentina will be active as LR1YOTA, Cuba as COØYOTA, and Peru as OAØYOTA. We may also have other countries that will be added soon. Amateur radio operators should be encouraged to listen for and contact these stations as well as all callsigns ending in the letters “YOTA” across the globe.
Twenty-eight operators in the Americas participated last year, and this year we expect to see an increased level of youth activity from South America. Last year, young hams worldwide surpassed their goal of 100,000 QSOs in the month of December with a final tally of 137,000. 14,700 of those QSOs were made by stations in the Americas.
Overlapping with YOTA month is round 3 of the YOTA Contest, which is on December 30, 2021 from 1200 to 2359 UTC.
More information about YOTA Month specifically in the Americas can be found at http://YouthOnTheAir.org. The Youth on the Air website is sponsored by ICOM America.
More information about YOTA Month globally can be found at http://events.ham-yota.com.
To schedule interviews or obtain additional information about YOTA Month participation in the Americas, please contact YOTA Month coordinator Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO or Assistant YOTA Month coordinator Kees Van Oosbree, WØAAE at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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