Youngsters on the Air (YOTA)


The Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) programme is an IARU Region 1 initiative aimed at engaging youngsters in amateur radio, as well as supporting amateurs under the age of 26.

The YOTA programme is jointly led by Lisa, PA2LS and Tommy, ON2TD, and organises a number of projects, including YOTA Month, the IARU Youth Contesting Programme, and YOTA camps—which are held in different IARU Region 1 countries each year.

For further information about YOTA, visit

YOTA 2022

The 2022 Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) summer camp will be held in Croatia not far from the capital city of Zagreb. The Croatian Amateur Radio Association will be hosting the event, which will take place from 6-13 August 2022. This is a chance in a lifetime for young RSGB Members to represent their country and national society. Participants will join workshops where they will gain the skills to start similar amateur radio youth events when they return home. There will also be time to enjoy operating the latest amateur radio equipment, both locally and remotely, kit-building and visiting the seaside and the capital city. Find out more…

YOTA 2019

  • The 2019 YOTA winter camp took place in December in the Netherlands — meet the team and read about their time in the Netherlands.
  • The 2019 YOTA summer camp took place in August in Bulgaria—meet the team and read about their time in Bulgaria

YOTA Month

YOTA Month takes place each December, encouraging youngsters to get active on the air and experience practical elements of the hobby.