December YOTA Month applications are open

December YOTA Month application is open at:

Make sure to sign up before December starts!

We are excited to announce that our famous December YOTA Month will happen this year again. We would like to invite you to take part with a callsign with YOTA in suffix, for example, HA6YOTA. The idea for this is to show amateur radio to young people and to encourage youngsters to be active on the amateur bands.

This is a great moment to show amateur radio to the world and to invite newcomers. Give a demonstration in a school, local club or scouting group, gather together with your friends, grab a pizza and make some QSOs or enjoy a great pile-up. Feel free to make a QSO with the youngsters, they are happy to get some attention and exchange information. Licensed and unlicensed youth will be making QSOs, be aware this could be their first radio contact ever and give them a chance to experience a possible new hobby.


Awards Diplomas can be achieved by working our YOTA suffix special stations which are run by young operators throughout December! Check out the website for all rules.

This is of course not a contest, but getting many youngsters on air from many countries. Be helpful on the bands, maybe these young operators are just making their first ever contacts!

The aim is that YOTA stations are in general operated by young people, with the age of maximum 25 years. The event will take place from 1 December 2020 00:00 UTC till 31 December 2020 23:59 UTC.

Attached you will find a bulletin with a lot of info, if you want to take part, read this carefully and share this with your operators. Next to this, more info is available on the DYM webpage

You can also find us on social media platforms, like #hamyota on Facebook and @hamyota Twitter. You can also join our Facebook group by where you can find up-to-date information during December.

We also encourage you as member society, youth coordinator or youngster to spread the word. Show amateur radio to the world! This is a perfect opportunity.

73, Tomi Varro, HA8RT

Sektion IARU

December YOTA Month coordinator


Tack SM6EAN/Mats för bidraget!

Author: SM5YRA