The sixth Youngsters On The Air (YOTA), which gets under way on July 16, will feature an Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact with astronaut Jeff Williams KD5TVQ on the International Space Station. The ARISS contact on July 18 will be a telebridge event via VK4KHZ.
More than 100 young radio amateurs — ranging in age from 15 to 25 — from 30 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member societies — including an IARU Region 2 team from the US — are in the Austrian mountains for the week-long event. Participants not only will be enjoying Amateur Radio, they will be optimizing their skills in electronics and contesting and will make new international friends.
The Austrian Amateur Radio Society OeVSV, which is celebrating its 90th anniversary, is hosting the YOTA 2016 summer camp near Salzburg.
Listen for OE2YOTA, which will be on air on various bands and modes. YOTA 2016 continues until July 23. — Thanks to YOTA 2016 and IARU Region 1