It’s the 53rd annual Jamboree on the Air this weekend (Oct 16 and 17) when Scouts and Guides from around the world speak to each other by amateur radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared over the air.
VE3OSC participated in JOTA on Saturday, with two wolf cubs joining their leader Peter VE3JR in the OSC shack. They enjoyed a 20-metre SSB chat with two scouts at the shack of W0CEM in Junction City, Kansas.
If you’d like to participate in JOTA, here are the basics:
Stations should call “CQ Jamboree” or answer scout stations calling to establish a contact.
Any authorized frequency may be used. It is recommended that stations use the agreed World Scout Frequencies.
JOTA is not a contest. The idea is not to contact as many stations as possible during the weekend.
Participating groups are asked to send a report of their activities to their National JOTA Organizer (NJO) after the event. NJOs send a National JOTA Report to the World Scout Bureau, for inclusion in the World JOTA Report.
Here’s a report on last year’s JOTA, from Scouting Life.