Tuesday, July 13, 2021

YOTA Camp Under Way in Ohio

Sam Rose, KC2LRC, getteing campers ready for
a foxhunting event at the 2021 YOTA camp
in Ohio. (KD8RTT photo via Twitter)
The first-ever Youth on the Air (YOTA) Camp in the Americas is under way as this is written. The camp was originally scheduled to be held in 2020 but was postponed due to the Covid pandemic. 

Hosted by the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting outside Cincinnati, Ohio, the camp brought together some 30 young amateur radio operators (ages 15-25) from around the United States. Continuing Covid-related travel restrictions did not permit young hams from other countries in North, Central and South America to attend this year.

Highlights of the week-long program included a scheduled contact with an astronaut in orbit through the Amateur Radio on the International Space Station, or ARISS, program, as well as a weeklong operation of special event station W8Y. Updates and additional information are available on the YOTA website at <http://YouthOnTheAir.org>.