Youth on the Air Summer Activities

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  1. WB9VPG

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    It’s a YOTA Summer![​IMG]


    Since Youth on the Air camp was postponed until 2021, we’ve added some BONUS events that you can do from home for 2020!


    Virtual YOTA Day - Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2-8 pm EDT

    Join us for a series of youth-led forums and some fun competitions that you can do from home, even if you don’t have a radio! Youth who were selected to attend YOTA camp 2020 will be able to meet on Zoom for a day of learning and fun, and have a chance to win prizes! You’re not one of those selected to attend the 2020 camp? NO PROBLEM. We will also stream the Zoom meeting on our YouTube channel so you can watch and follow along at home. Learn how to track down the location of a transmitter without leaving your chair, sharpen your contesting skills, and more!

    Competition prizes are graciously donated by Heil Sound.
    The grand prize is donated by R&L Electronics.


    Special Event Station W8Y

    During the week of June 21-26, when the camp was supposed to take place, we will have a special event station on the air! Youth who were selected to attend YOTA camp 2020 will take turns operating as W8Y throughout the week from the station of their choosing. Campers should sign up at YouthOnTheAir.org to be added to the schedule. Contact Marty, NN1C at special@youthontheair.org with questions. If you were not selected as a camper for 2020, be sure to work W8Y on the air!

    Field Day W8Y Remote

    We will operate Field Day from a remote station. Logging will be done by remote desktop. Youth who were selected to attend YOTA camp 2020 can sign up for a time slot on the remote station provided by Jay, K4ZLE. Sign up for times at YouthOnTheAir.org. If you have questions, contact Chris KD8YVJ, at fieldday@youthontheair.org.


    Field Day Club Entry

    If you choose to operate Field Day from your home station, you can add your score to a club for this year only. Enter “Youth on the Air” as the club name on your Field Day score entry. This is for ALL hams who are age 25 and younger.

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  2. WB9VPG

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    A door prize and a viewer prize are also being provided by DX Engineering! ($100 gift certificates)
     
  3. N3FAA

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    Zero comments????

    Bah! Thanks for putting this together and helping get youth on the air and interested in our fine hobby! This is EXACTLY what we need. Looking forward to working you guys and gals on Field Day. Keep up the great work!
     
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  4. WB9VPG

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    Virtual YOTA Day 2020
    Wednesday, June 24, 2020 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. EDT (1800Z - 0000Z)

    Youth and leaders that were accepted to YOTA Camp 2020: Follow the Zoom link in your email.

    Other youth, interested people: Watch on our YouTube channel (link is at the bottom of YouthOnTheAir.org): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1LVWge18cxFh0SnHemQ2zQ

    Schedule for June 24: (all times are Eastern Daylight Time)

    2:00 - 2:05 p.m. Welcome
    - Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, Camp Director

    2:05 - 2:50 p.m. Up, Up, and Away! A Medium Altitude Balloon Launch with APRS
    - Audrey McElroy, KM4BUN

    2:50 - 3:35 p.m. Improve Your Contesting Skills
    - Marty Sullaway, NN1C and Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO

    3:35 - 4:05 p.m. 1st Camper Competition (prizes donated by Heil Sound and R&L
    Electronics) - Jocelyn Brault, KD8VRX, YOTA Committee
    4:05 - 4:35 p.m. Find the Location of a Transmitter Without Leaving Your Chair
    - Sterling Mann, N0SSC
    4:35 - 5:05 p.m 2nd Camper Competition (prizes donated by Heil Sound and R&L
    Electronics) - Sterling Mann, N0SSC, YOTA Committee

    5:05 - 5:50 p.m. History, Tips, and Awards for Satellite Operation
    - Ruth Willet, KM4LAO

    5:50 - 6:30 p.m. Break

    6:30 - 7:15 p.m. Using Online Software Defined Receivers
    - Sam Rose, KC2LRC

    7:30 - 7:45 p.m. 3rd Camper Competition (prizes donated by Heil Sound and R&L
    Electronics) - Sam Rose, KC2LRC, YOTA Committee

    7:45 - 8:00 p.m. Closing, Door Prizes, and Grand Prize Drawing

    Door Prizes donated by DX Engineering

    $100 gift certificate to a YOTA Camper on Zoom
    $100 gift certificate to a YouTube viewer


    Grand Prize donated by R&L Electronics to a YOTA Camper

    - Neil Rapp, WB9VPG, Camp Director​


    Other Events this Week:


    Special Event Station W8Y continues through Friday

    During the week of June 21-26, when the camp was supposed to take place, we will have a special event station on the air! Youth who were selected to attend YOTA camp 2020 will take turns operating as W8Y throughout the week from the station of their choosing. Campers should sign up at YouthOnTheAir.org to be added to the schedule. A remote station may also be available to use (ask for details). Contact Marty, NN1C at special@youthontheair.org with questions.

    If you were not selected as a camper for 2020, be sure to work W8Y on the air this week!


    Field Day Club Entry

    If you choose to operate Field Day from your home station, you can add your score to a club for this year only. Enter “Youth on the Air” as the club name on your Field Day score entry if you are not contributing to another club already. This is for ALL hams who are age 25 and younger. Do NOT use acronyms (i.e. YOTA).


    Field Day W8Y Remote

    If you want to operate Field Day from a remote controlled station, we have one for you! You can log in by a Remote Desktop Connection (Windows) to access the RemoteHams station provided by Jay, K4ZLE as well as the logging software so that we have one location and one log. The station is located between Dayton and Cincinnati, Ohio. Youth who were selected to attend YOTA camp 2020 can sign up for a time slot on the remote station provided by Jay, K4ZLE. Sign up for times at YouthOnTheAir.org no later than the end of Virtual YOTA Day (8 pm EDT) on Wednesday, June 24. If you have questions, contact Chris, KD8YVJ, at fieldday@youthontheair.org. Chris will make a schedule and send you the approved times and login information. We will accommodate your schedule requests as much as possible. You MUST have a US amateur radio license.
     
  5. K7JOE

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    great going, Neil. these were good sessions. I also worked W8Y on a few bands and modes. Look forward to helping with YOTA 2021...
    See you soon, OM.


    Joe
     
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