- Have a callsign with YOTA in the suffix. For example: PA6YOTA
- Maximum of 2 callsigns per country. We are willing to make an exception if, for example, your country has several prefix districts. Feel free to contact us with your request.
- Applicants must ensure that the callsign is primarily used to get Youngsters On The Air!
Youngsters are defined by IARU R1 as ‘under the age of 26’, this means a callsign should be used by a young person or used to show the amateur radio hobby to young people.
- We kindly ask you to upload your log in ADIF format, possibly soon after QRT of operation, but at least within a week if you operate at a remote location with limited access to internet. All QSOs must be uploaded as an ADIF file before January 10th.
- All QSOs must be made in December 2023, from 1 December 2023 00:00 UTC till 31 December 2023 23:59 UTC.
- This is not a competition; we are trying to spread the word! Talk to people about our goals, do not only hand out quick 59(9) reports. Pile ups are always fun, although when you have the oppurtunity to talk about YOTA, you should spread the word.
- Use the same YOTA callsign which was used in your country in the previous year(s) if your regulations allow.
- Your QRZ.com page must be updated according to our guidelines for a general look of the event. We cannot count your QSOs into award points if you don’t update your page.
- You must agree to use our central QSL service. Please do not make your own QSLs. You can support us with a donation if you would like.
I, the responsible person for this callsign, accept the rules and declare that all info that I'm about to enter is true.
I agree that for a successful attempt to gather all logs, the logfile (in ADIF format) must be uploaded to the HAM-YOTA server every other day (if this is not possible, at least try to do it weekly) and I promise to do so.
By registering this station, I approve that the organizers of this event will publish my callsign and first name as "station coordinator" on this website and the the page linked to this callsign on https://qrz.com.
I also acknowledge that I'm aware of the fact that a uniform QRZ template will be provided and that if I'm not capable of implementing this by myself I will release the QRZ page of this callsign to the website coordinators, so they can do this for me.
I am aware that a realistic number of QSL cards will be provided for this callsign and all QSL requests will be handled by the QSL Manager indicated by the YOTA Staff.
If I'm planning to use this callsign in contests, which will result in a higher amount of QSL requests for my station, I will make a contribution to YOTA to cover these extra costs.
I know that this is an event to stimulate the amount of youngsters on the air, thus avoiding simple "59, thanks 73'" QSO's but instead giving some information about the event and its purpose.
The main purpose of this activity is to show the amateur radio hobby to young people and to encourage young people to make use of the ham radio waves.
I'm aware that this callsign should be primarily used by youngsters. Youngsters are defined by the IARU as persons under the age of 26 years. All applying callsigns will be verified with their IARU member society before being accepted.