Thursday, March 29, 2018
80 Young Hams to Attend YOTA Winter Camp in August
The International Amateur Radio Union's Region 1 youth initiative will again be sending young hams to radio camp this August … except it will be the "Youngsters on the Air Winter Camp" this year because the event will be held in South Africa, where August is the middle of winter! IARU Region 1 consists of national amateur radio societies in Europe, Africa, and parts of Asia, including the Middle East. According to the ARRL Letter, the weeklong program will bring together 80 hams between the ages of 16 and 26 to meet people from different countries and cultures, sharing the common bond of amateur radio. And of course, they'll be on the air from camp station ZS9YOTA. Contributions are being sought to help support the event.