December is YOTA month!

Youth operating special event stations around the world will be on the air throughout the month of December in celebration of Youngsters on the Air / Youth on the Air (YOTA) month.

Click here for more information about participation in the Americas for YOTA month!

Information about YOTA month globally and the award and QSL program can be found here.

To see the spots on DX Summit of all YOTA stations, click here.

2020 North American Collegiate Championships

This is an opportunity for your College Club station to compete with any college and university in North America. You can take on your state or conference rivals. With planning and practice, it is possible to win a national championship. This is the third year of competition with both Phone and RTTY contests.

Why should your school compete? Almost any school can put together a station and team to compete. It is a level playing field contest. These contests already exist and you will have many stations to contact. You can challenge your school’s rival or anyone in your school conference and compete real time on a real time online scoreboard.

See the Society of Midwest Contesters NACC page for more information.

Source: Society of Midwest Contesters
December 9, 2019

Youth on the Air camp is coming to the USA!

Check out our camps page for details about YOTA Camp for licensed amateur radio operators ages 15-25 living in the Americas June 21-26, 2020!

Our fundraising campaign for individuals and clubs has begun!  Click here to donate.

Check out the YOTA Americas Summer Camp announcement on Ham Nation!

Next ARRL Kids Day is Saturday, January 4

The first Saturday in January is Kids Day — the time to get youngsters on the air to share in the joy and fun that Amateur Radio can provide. Kids Day gets under way on Saturday, January 4, at 1800 UTC and concludes at 2359 UTC.

Sponsored by the Boring (Oregon) Amateur Radio Club, this event has a simple exchange, suitable for younger operators: First name, age, location, and favorite color. After that, the contact can be as long or as short as each participant prefers. Kids Day is the perfect opportunity to open your shack door and invite kids over to see what Amateur Radio has to offer.

Details are on the ARRL website.

Source: ARRL.org
December 13, 2019


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ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program Application Window Closes on December 31

Applications for the 2020 ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program will be accepted between September 1 and December 31, 2019. All applicants must be FCC-licensed radio amateurs, and many scholarships have other specific requirements, such as intended area of study, residence within a particular ARRL Division, Section or state, and license class. Applicants should review the scholarships and check off the ones for which they are eligible.

If you complete an online application, you must also email a PDF of academic transcripts from your most-recently completed school year by January 13, 2020.  Applications not accompanied by transcripts will not be considered.  The ARRL Foundation Scholarship Committee will review all applicants for eligibility and award decisions. Scholarship recipients will be notified in May 2020 via USPS mail and email.

For more information, visit the ARRL Foundation Scholarship Program page.

Source: ARRL.org

8/13/2019

School Club Roundup

February 10-14, 2020

School Club Roundup (the Winter Edition) is back February 10-14! The goal of SCR is to exchange QSO information with club stations that are part of an elementary, middle, high school or college. Non-school clubs and individuals are encouraged to participate.

Sponsored by the ARRL, its Hudson Division Education Task Force and and the Long Island Mobile Amateur Radio Club (LIMARC), SCR serves to foster contacts with and among school radio clubs.

Award certificates will be issued for the following US and DX categories:

Schools: Elementary, Middle/Intermediate/Junior High School, High School and College/University
Non-school Clubs
Individuals

For more information about School Club Roundup, visit http://www.arrl.org/school-club-roundup

Source: ARRL School Club Roundup website
October 1, 2019