Category: Youth

Via the ARRL: Long Island CW Club Offering Free, Online Morse Code Instruction for Homebound Youngsters

The Long Island CW Club in New York is offering free, online Morse code instruction for the “many youngsters at loose ends as a result of school closings due to COVID-19 concerns.” The club’s co-founder, Howard Bernstein, WB2UZE, pointed out that learning Morse code is “a fun and educational activity for children of all ages […]

Via the ARRL: IARU Region 2 Seeks Help in Remaking Amateur Radio for the 21st Century

International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 2 (the Americas) is looking for a few young hams interested in helping to remake amateur radio for the 21st century. “Frustrated that there are so few of your friends and age group that are interested in ham radio? Frustrated that amateur radio is in a rut, not doing […]

Via the ARRL: IARU Region 3 Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Camp Set for this Fall in Thailand

The first IARU Region 3 (Asia/Pacific) Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) camp will take place in Thailand on October 1 – 3. The Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST) will sponsor the event. YOTA is a rapidly growing group of young radio amateurs with the goal of getting more young people interested in amateur radio. […]

Via the ARRL: YOTA Month Reported a Success in the Americas

For several years now, Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) has sponsored YOTA Month each December, primarily involving young radio amateurs in Europe and Africa. In December, youth-operated amateur radio stations in the Americas picked up the ball to contribute more than 12,000 contacts to the worldwide event. Eighteen operators aged 25 or younger deployed special event 1 […]

Via the ARRL: US Jamboree on the Air Station Registration System Now Available

A new registration system has been established for US stations planning to participate in the 2019 Scouting’s Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) in October. JOTA Coordinator Jim Wilson, K5ND, said the new system will enable JOTA organizers to directly publish station information to facilitate contacts and more readily provide information to those who have registered. […]

Via the ARRL: YOTA 2019 Summer Camp in Bulgaria Spawns Subregional Camps

Most of those attending the just-ended Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) summer camp in Bulgaria were first-timers, observed Monty, OE3VVU, a participant this year. Some 80 young radio amateurs from 27 countries convened near Sofia August 11 – 17 to, as he put it, “connect and learn from each other.” Monty said the successful 2019 summer camp […]

Via the ARRL: Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) Station Registration Now Available

Registration now is open for stations to register for Scouting’s 2019 Jamboree on the Air (JOTA). JOTA will take place October 18 – 20. JOTA is Scouting’s largest event in the world and always takes place over the third weekend of October. Click on “Sign Up Now” and register using your free Scout.org user id. Use […]

via the ARRL: ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program Application Window Opens on September 1

Applications for the 2020 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted between September 1 and December 31, 2019. All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section or state, and license class. Applicants should review the scholarships and check off […]

via the ARRL: Young Radio Amateurs from around the World Gather for YOTA Summer Camp

The 9th annual Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) Summer Camp opened over the weekend with pomp, circumstance, and celebratory dancing. This year’s Summer Camp is taking place in Bankya, Bulgaria, under the sponsorship of the Bulgarian Federation of Radio Amateurs (BFRA), Bulgaria’s International Amateur Radio Union member-society. After welcoming words from BFRA and IARU Region […]

via the ARRL: Delaware Radio Amateur Earmarks WWROF Contribution for Youth Contesting Initiatives

The World Wide Radio Operators Foundation (WWROF) has announced receipt of a $25,000 donation from contester Charles “Chick” Allen, NW3Y, of Seaford, Delaware. His contribution will be used at the discretion of the WWROF Board of Directors to promote and enhance youth involvement in contesting, WWROF said in announcing the contribution. “It is truly an […]

via the ARRL: World Scout Jamboree Ham Radio Balloon Crosses Atlantic

An APRS Amateur Radio balloon, call sign NA1WJ-5, launched from the recent World Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, has floated across the Atlantic Ocean. The Scouting Magazine blog reports: “You can reach practically any corner of the globe via Amateur Radio. That’s the message K2BSA wanted to show Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree. Those in the Amateur Radio association […]

Balloon launched from World Scout Jamboree floats across the Atlantic Ocean

You can reach practically any corner of the globe via amateur radio. That’s the message K2BSA wanted to show Scouts at the World Scout Jamboree. Those in the amateur radio association launched four mylar balloons from the Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, in hopes that one would catch the jet stream and end up on the other side of […]

Telangana State Model school students, teachers get HAM licenses (India)

Debunking the myth that amateur radio operation is confined to cities, two teachers and 48 students of the Telangana State Model School in Gundlapally village, near Dindi reservoir, cleared the Amateur Station Operator Certificate (ASOC) restricted grade examination recently. The newly licensed amateur radio operators, popularly known as HAMs, are now planning to open an […]

via the ARRL: Scouts Attending World Scout Jamboree Set to Talk with Space Station via Ham Radio

Thousands of Scouts from some 160 countries who will attend the 24th World Scout Jamboree this summer in West Virginia will have the chance to witness an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact during their stay. The theme of the World Scout Jamboree, which opens on Monday, July 22, is “Unlock a […]