YOTA campers will be operating special event station W8Y from both the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township (North Cincinnati), Ohio, as well as the camp hotel.
Activation of the W8Y callsign will begin the evening of Sunday, June 12 and conclude at 1 p.m. on Friday, June 17. Youth will operate the station as they finish projects, between sessions, and during free time.
In addition, dedicated HF station operating times will be: Monday, June 13 from 1800Z to 0300Z (2 pm to 11 pm EDT). Dedicated satellite station operating times will be: Thursday, June 16 and Friday, June 17 from 1400Z to 1700Z (10 am to 1 pm EDT). And, EME will be in operation on Tuesday, June 14 from 0100 to 0300Z (Monday, June 13 from 9 to 11 pm EDT)
The opening and closing ceremonies will be streamed live on the Youth on the Air YouTube channel. The opening ceremony is Sunday, June 12 from 2100Z to 2230Z, and will feature keynote speaker Dr. Nathaniel Frissell, W2NAF, the founder of HamSCI. The closing ceremony is Friday, June 17 from 1700Z to 1800Z. The channel will also feature a daily highlight video spotlighting the activities of the previous day.