JOTA

Jamboree on the Air

Jamboree on the Air 2017

Category: JOTA
Published: Wednesday, 11 October 2017
Written by Robert Nicholson
DCARC will be setting up stations where scouts can come to talk to other scouts. Please be aware we are no longer providing a camp out or doing the radio merit badge course. WHEN: JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) always falls on the third full weekend in October.  Our operators are planning to be available on Saturday October 21 only, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. WHERE: 3699 South 800 West, Bountiful, Utah WHAT: The Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting and amateur radio event sponsored by the World Scout Bureau of the World Organization of the Scout Movement. Thousands of amateur radio stations around the world participate.  If the conditions are right, it is common to contact a hundred Scouting countries during the weekend.   In the United States, Cub Scout dens, Boy Scout patrols and Girl Guides/Girl Scouts visit a local amateur's ham shack during JOTA.  Many districts and councils hold events that coincide with JOTA, where amateurs set up stations giving Scouts and leaders a chance to exchange greetings with Scouts from other areas. The exchanges typically include information such as Name, Location (QTH), Scout Rank, Hobbies and Age. Some exchanges lead to long lasting friendships and the exchange of photos, badges, pins and patches. The usual communications method calls for speaking into a microphone.  However, the following specialized communications may also be used during JOTA: Slow Scan TV, or SSTV Amateur TV, or ATV Amateur TV, or ATV Orbiting Satellite Carrying Amateur Radio, or OSCAR Packet Radio, or Modem communication without a phone --PSK 31 Radio Teletype, or RTTY Earth-Moon-Earth, or EME, contacts Echolink. WHO: JOTA welcomes participation by Scouting and amateur radio enthusiasts of all ages: Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Ventures , Brownie Scouts , Girl Scouts, Former Scouts and Scouters, Amateur Radio Operators and Anyone interested in doing a Good Turn for Scouting and Amateur Radio. Call for Help: If you are a HAM Radio Operator and would like to help out, please contact Robert at 801-299-0762 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Or complete the Sign up Form.

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