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Author Topic: Jambore-on-the-Air ~ OCTOBER 17–18, 2009  (Read 315 times)
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« on: September 05, 2009, 03:58:22 PM »

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Hi All,

This is Lots of fun.

73's - Bill - KA6KBC
Eagle Scout - Troop 512 - Fontana, Ca '79

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OCTOBER 17–18, 2009

What Is Jambore-on-the-Air
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 and Boy Scout patrols
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
• 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 are also used
during JOTA:

• Slow Scan TV, or SSTV
• 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

There will be many stations operating, including
the following:

• K2BSA/5 at National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas
• Additional K2BSA stations assigned to other areas,
such as K2BSA/0, K2BSA/1, etc.
• HB95, the World Scout Bureau headquarters in
Switzerland
• GB2GP at Gilwell Park, England
Listen for other special call signs from many countries.

Who JOTA welcomes participation
by
Scouting and amateur radio
enthusiasts of all ages:
• Cub Scouts
• Boy Scouts
• Venturers
• Brownie Scouts
• Girl Scouts
• Former Scouts and Scouters
• Amateur radio operators
• Anyone interested in doing a Good
Turn for Scouting and amateur radio

When
JOTA always falls on the third full weekend in October.
JOTA will begin on Saturday, October 17, 2009,
at 00:01 hours local time, and end on Sunday,
October, 18, 2009, at 23:59 hours local time.


http://www.arrl.org/scouts/jota/

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