February 24, 2024

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Youth on the Air

Via the ARRL: Camp for Young Radio Amateurs in the Americas is a Go for this Summer

The long-awaited inaugural Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp for young amateur radio operators in North, Central, and South America will go forward this July. The camp, set for July 11 – 16, will take place at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township, Ohio, north of Cincinnati. The camp had to be postponed in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“The camp will comply with COVID-19 restrictions and guidelines as set by the state of Ohio and the Centers for Disease Control, such as requiring the use of masks, distancing, and sanitizing stations,” said Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG. “Attendees may be asked to take a COVID-19 test and/or self-quarantine prior to arrival, depending on the guidelines in place in July. The entire staff of the camp are either fully vaccinated or will finish the vaccine series by the end of April. Most volunteers have also indicated that they are fully vaccinated.” Rapp said some activities may need to be modified to work with the COVID-19 regime.

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/camp-for-young-radio-amateurs-in-the-americas-is-a-go-for-this-summer