Ham Talk Live! Episode 238 - December YOTA Month 2020

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    Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO, the YOTA Month coordinator for the Americas, will be here on Thursday night to take your calls about December YOTA Month! Youth all around the world are participating in this very special annual event with some huge goals. Tune in to find out more and ask your questions live!

    Tune into Ham Talk Live! Thursday night at 9 pm EST (Friday 0200Z) by going to hamtalklive.com. When the audio player indicates LIVE, just hit the play button!

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    YOTA Month Continues to Expand into the Americas

    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, December 1, 2020—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 be K8Y, K8O, K8T, and K8A. 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.

    Eighteen youth operators in the Americas participated last year, and this year we expect to increase that number to twenty four. Last year, young hams worldwide surpassed their goal of 100,000 QSOs in the month of December with a final tally of 129,000. 12,467 of those QSOs were made by stations in the US, Canada, and Chile.

    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 YOTA Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG at yotamonth@youthontheair.org.

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