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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.



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  2. KL7AJ

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    Sounds like a capital idea.
  3. KI4POT

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    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. :)

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  4. KG5BJV

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

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    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?
    W2BBQ, WD4IGX, N1VAU and 1 other person like this.
  6. KM4FVI

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    Next, “ Cribs On The Air.”

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  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.
    WD4IGX, G5WCW, WS4JM and 8 others like this.
  9. N3EG

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    I've checked into nets while mowing my yard - does that count? Extra points for mower mobile?
    W2BBQ, WS4JM, W7TCT and 2 others like this.
  10. W8VTN

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    Extra points should also be awarded for every acre.
  11. K6CLS

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    Sorry, when I read the subject line... Weird Al's "Yoda" popped in my head. (Tune is Lola by the Kinks)
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  12. K3UJ

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    You have to drink the proper beer for this.
    A Phila favorite.
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  13. KB1FGC

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    Mark I like the idea behind it:)
  14. KG5RZ

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    Back during the last solar peak I mounted a 10 Meter on the riding mower. Unfortunately the ignition was was so bad it was pointless.
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  15. KA2RRK

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    Can't we start it on February 2nd, 2022? I won't be able to make January 1st, I will be ending up in the yard but usually not in
    the Best condition for a QSO...


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