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!

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

For more information about School Club Roundup, visit

Source: ARRL School Club Roundup website
October 1, 2019

The Report Is In!

Nearly 129,000 contacts were made by hams under age 26 during December YOTA Month 2020.  For the story about YOTA Month here in the Americas, visit the YOTA Month page.

Bradley University, W9JWC on the air for CQ WPX 2019
Bradley University, W9JWC on the air for CQ WPX 2019

2020 North American Collegiate Championships

  • NAQP Phone January 18, 2020 1800Z to January 19, 0600Z
  • NAQP RTTY February 29, 2020 1800Z to March 1, 2020 0600Z

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

Help us help!
Donate to YOTA in the americas

We are about $4000 short of our goal to pay for camp expenses in 2020.  We are $10,000 short of being able to fund the camp plus add room for 10 more campers.

You can donate financially:

Click on the donate link in the menu for more information!