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Yards On The Air

Discussion in 'General Announcements' started by W2UIS, Dec 27, 2021.

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  1. W2UIS

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    Yards On The Air


    Start date January 1, 2022.

    Mission: To enjoy Amateur Radio operations outside the shack. Amateur Radio contacts from the porch, deck, driveway, any location on one’s property.

    Goal: To operate a “portable” Amateur Radio station without climbing to the summit of a mountain or setting up in a park.

    Bands and Modes: Any band(s) and mode(s) you can legally operate. The use of repeaters, hotspots and digital voice and data technologies is allowed.

    Membership: There are no membership dues, numbers, id cards, certificates, or nets. However, if you would like to run a YOTA net please do so.

    Logging: Any electronic or paper format is acceptable.

    Log Submissions: None required.

    Awards: YOTA is about having fun, which is its own reward.

    Newsletters: Email stories and photos about operating your YOTA station to Newsletters will be published and distribute via email at various times of the year. To receive newsletters, simply provide your email address and call sign.



    W7TCT, M5PM, G0CIQ and 2 others like this.
  2. KL7AJ

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    Sounds like a capital idea.
  3. KI4POT

    KI4POT Ham Member QRZ Page

    Does the "yard" have to be your own? My buddy, also a ham, has a great deck for relaxing and drinking beer. It might be fun to run a multi-op station from his house. :D

    Sounds like fun though and a good way to get rid of some excess beer and bbq while playing on the air, or a way to combat boredom while doing yard work. :)

    W7TCT likes this.
  4. KG5BJV

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    I do this all the time because I operate outside!
  5. KK9W

    KK9W Ham Member QRZ Page

    Can we also put in the rules that no YouTube videos or stupid faces shall be made nor need to tell everyone that you went outside with a radio like a CrossFit junky?
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  6. KM4FVI

    KM4FVI Ham Member QRZ Page

    Next, “ Cribs On The Air.”

    K0UO likes this.
  7. W8VTN

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    Farms On The Air
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  8. WN1MB

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    There's no such thing as excess beer - only inadequate thirst or waning consciousness.
    G0TNU, WS4JM, W7TCT and 7 others like this.
  9. N3EG

    N3EG Ham Member QRZ Page

    I've checked into nets while mowing my yard - does that count? Extra points for mower mobile?
    WS4JM, W7TCT, K0UO and 1 other person like this.
  10. W8VTN

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    Extra points should also be awarded for every acre.

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