JOTA Rules

There are some basic rules that should be followed:

  • All radio operators must operate their stations strictly in accordance with their national licensing regulations;
  • 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 listed below. To avoid congestion, other frequencies close by can be used as well.

World Scout Frequencies

HF SSB Voice

Band

WOSM Calling Frequencies

80 m

3.940 & 3.690(1)

40 m

7.190 & 7.090 (2)

20 m

14.290

17 m

18.140

15 m

21.360

12 m

24.960

10 m

28.390 (3)

6 m

50.160


HF CW

Band

WOSM Calling Frequencies

80 m

3.570 (3)

40 m

7.030 (3)

20 m

14.060

17 m

18.080

15 m

21.140 (3)

12 m

24.910

10 m

28.180 (3)

6 m

50.160


The JOTA is not a contest. The idea is not to contact as many stations as possible during the weekend. It is about Scout to Scout conversations to learn about one another and the country where they reside.

All participating groups are asked to send a report of their activities to their National JOTA Organizer (NJO) after the event.

NJO’s are requested to send a National JOTA Report to the World Scout Bureau, for inclusion in the World JOTA Report.