YOTA Contest 2021

On Saturday, May 22 2021 the YOTA Contest will take place, aimed at increasing young people's activity on the air, strengthening the reputation of the YOTA program and demonstrating support for young people around the world.

1. Organizer: IARU R1 Youth Working Group in cooperation with MRASZ

2. The goal: Increasing the activity of young people on the air, strengthening the reputation of the YOTA program and demonstrating support for young people around the world.

3. Date and time:

Lifting the vertical antenna
Lifting the vertical antenna

a. 1. bike: 22. may, 0800 – 1959 UTC
b. 2. bike: 17. July, 1000 – 2159 UTC
c. 3. bike: 30. December, 1200 – 2359 UTC

4. Participants:

a. Every amateur radio in the world, who accepts these competition rules
b. YOTA: defined by the IARU as any person under the age of 25 years

5. Bands: 80m, 40m, 20m, 15m, 10m

6. Fashion: CW a SSB

7. Categories:

a. One operator 3 bands mixed (open)
b. One operator, mixed 3 bands (YOTA)

i. They are automatically selected from the log 3 bands with the highest score achieved, therefore, they do not need to be determined in advance.

c. One operator for all MIX bands (open)
d. One MIX operator for all bands (YOTA)
e. One operator All MIX bands 6 hours – iba YOTA

i. Maximum 6 operating hours with a stoppage of at least 1 hour. I.e, that break between QSOs longer than 60 minutes is not included in the operating time.

f. One operator with multiple operators All MIX bands – iba YOTA (maximum 1 illegitimate operator on each 2 young men)

i. The rule applies to band changes 10 minutes. You can change modes in the same band without restriction.
ii. It is possible to transfer up to at once 2 signals: one in the "RUN" band and the other in the "MULT" band.

g. Listeners of short waves (SWL), MIXall bands

i. The points for each QSO are the sum of the points of each QSO partner with respect to the SWL position (e.g.. QSO between stations, which is not YOTA on the SWL continent, and the 23-year-old YOTA station has value 11 points (1 pre non-YOTA – YOTA station a 10 for YOTA station).
ii. Each station heard is valid only once for each band and mode. Listening to only one specific station will reduce the score.

h. Sponsorship stations: station operators, who invite young people, they can enter a separate category with submitted photos and will be rewarded for their efforts.

i. Enter the sponsor's call sign in the list of operators.

Balun OM0AMR
Balun OM0AMR

8. Competitive mergers:

a. Everyone can work with anyone.
b. It is possible to work with the same station in the same band in CW and SSB modes.

9. Code exchanged:

a. One operator: RS (T) + age on January 1
b. Multiple operators: RS (T) + average age ku 1. January or 25 years, according to, which is less

10. Scoring:

a. QSO with its own continent, station aged over 25 years (older than 25y.): 1 that
b. QSO with another continent (DX), station aged over 25 years (older than 25y.): 3 body

i. Continents are defined as follows:
North America (NA), South America (TO), Europe (EU), Africa (OF), Asia (AS) and Oceania (OC)

c. QSO with youth regardless of continent:

i. <12 years: 13 points
ii. 12-16 years: 12 points
iii. 17-21 years: 11 points
iv. 22-25 years: 10 points

d. Multipliers: various multipliers ("Age groups") are counted for each band regardless of mode
e. The end result is the sum of the points earned per band and the mode multiplied by the sum of the multipliers worked per band.

OM4Q contest workplace with TEN-TEC ORION II, Station Master, micro KEYER II a 1MM logom
OM4Q contest workplace with TEN-TEC ORION II, Station Master, micro KEYER II a 1MM logom

11. Diaries:

a. Cabrillo file format (V 2.0 and higher) can be uploaded to https://contest.ham-yota.com
b. Deadline for applications: 7 days after the end of the competition. Once submitted, participants will receive an email confirmation. As for sending diaries, the questions of the participants are answered to the contest by the deadline(zav)ham-yota.com.
c. Each station can send 1 diary. If more than 1 diary with the same call sign, last counts.

12. Diary check:

a. The logs are checked using specially designed software and human evaluation.
b. Double contacts do not lead to penalty points.
c. Contacts with the wrong call sign, in exchange, date and time have a value of 0 points.

13. Rating:

a. An overall evaluation will also take place 3 round per year.
b. MRASZ is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the protocols and for publishing the results.
c. Participants are expected, that they will comply with the written and unwritten rules of amateur radio traffic. Violations of the competition rules or unsportsmanlike conduct may result in the YOTA Contest.

14. Prices:

a. Plaques for stations scoring first places in all categories in each round.
b. Awards for all participants are available for download after evaluating the results.

15. Other provisions:

a. Radios and antennas must be located at a distance 500 meters apart. This placement option is fixed for that call sign. Participants, who want to participate from different places in one competition, they must use a different call sign for each of them.
b. Do not delete duplicate connections or any established contacts! Even if you log in to the Single Operator category 3 Band, include in the competition all connections made on any band.
c. For subscribed contacts, the time difference between the log entries 2 stations must not exceed 3 minutes. In addition, the contact will be deleted. This does not entitle anyone to make contact outside the competition period. Before the competition, it is advisable to synchronize your computer's clock with a GPS or Internet time server.
d. The use of DX clusters is allowed in any category, but automatic detection and job applications are strictly prohibited. In the case of a clearly identifiable self-detection related to the operator, and not with a call sign, the protocol of the station concerned can only be accepted as a control record and will result in disqualification.
e. If the participant's mining program does not work properly or has an unintentional operation other than the competition rules, does not entitle the participant to object to the decisions and evaluation of the YOTA Competition Committee. Operators are therefore responsible for sending log files in a readable Cabrillo format. In case, that other file types are specified and cannot be converted, the record item is reclassified to the control protocol.
f. The total output power must comply with local regulations and must never exceed them in any band.
g. Remote control is enabled, if the physical location of all transmitters, receivers and antennas in one place. The remote station must comply with all station licenses, operator licenses and category restrictions. The call sign used must be such, issued or authorized by the station regulatory authority.
h. In the light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the official position of IARU-R1 is not to encourage the participation of several competitors in the competition according to the principle of "social distancing".. Nevertheless, the Youth Working Group explicitly decided to allow the activation of more operators in this competition. This allows for the participation of young people (which often does not have its own station) e.g.. parent or Elmer station, as a means to it, to get to the ether. Nevertheless, which we support in "normal times" within the YCP (Program of youth competitions), At present, we do not recommend associating groups of young people at large competition stations according to the principle of "social distancing".. Follow all local and national laws and recommendations regarding the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
i. By submitting a YOTA competition logbook and taking into account the efforts of the YOTA Competition Committee to monitor and evaluate this Protocol, the Participant unconditionally and irrevocably agrees to this., that:

i. he has read and understood the rules of the competition and undertakes to be bound by them,
ii. operated in accordance with all rules and regulations, relating to amateur radio for the location of the station,
iii. – agreed, that the journal entry may be made available to the public, and –
iv. accepted, that the disqualification and other decisions of the YOTA Competition Committee are official and final.
in. If the participant is not willing or unable to agree to all of the above, the participant should not submit the application or application only as a control record.

j. In case of translation conflict, the final rules will be the English rules published on https://ham-yota.com/contest at the start of each contest.

Questions about the YOTA competition rules can be sent to the competition address(zav)ham-yota.com

Spring: https://www.ham-yota.com/contest/

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