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Amateur Radio from the USA National Scout Jamboree

As we noted in our post Radio-active this season, there are many national Scout camps on the air this summer. One of those is K2BSA from the USA National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia. They will be on the air from 19 to 27 July.

You can see the frequencies, modes, and planned operations at Amateur Radio—Live From the Jamboree.

They also plan to launch an amateur radio high altitude balloon on 20 July. You can learn more about the launch and find links to track the balloon at Jamboree Balloon Tracking. Please note that the links presently shown on that page will not be active until the balloon launches.

You can follow updates during the Jamboree on their social media pages: Facebook and Twitter.

RoverWay 2016 on the Air from Jambville France

rovHello everyone from RoverWay 2016, a gathering of 5,000 rovers in Jambville, France.

There will be Scouts on the air and online thanks to Radioscoutisme Français, so please join us!

Our call ID is TM16RW. The frequencies are:
7090 kHz
14290 kHz

Operators will be transmitting most of the time until august 14. However, the best times will be when we’ll have participants around:

August 8, Monday 9:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 16:00 (CEST) 7:00 – 9:00 & 12:00 – 14:00 (GMT)
August 9, Tuesday 9:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 16:00 (CEST) 7:00 – 9:00 & 12:00 – 14:00 (GMT)
August 11, Thursday 9:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 16:00 (CEST) 7:00 – 9:00 & 12:00 – 14:00 (GMT)
August 12, Friday 9:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 16:00 (CEST) 7:00 – 9:00 & 12:00 – 14:00 (GMT)

Please be on the air and listening on our frequencies so they’ll have a chance to talk with other scouts!

The QSL manager will be F8WBE, via Bureau.

On the same days we’ll have participants online on scoutlink on the channels #francais, #english (and maybe others).

Gino Lucrezi

Les Mitchell, G3BHK, inducted into CQ Magazine Amateur Radio Hall of Fame

CQ Magazine has announced its 2016 Amateur Radio Hall of Fame inductees which includes the following entry:

Les Mitchell, G3BHK (SK): Founder of Jamboree on the Air (JOTA), annual event to introduce Amateur Radio to scouts and guides around the world.

SK stands for silent key. You can also learn more about G3BHK and the founding of Jamboree on the Air at the Radio Scouting UK website.

 

2015 JOTA-JOTI Theme

The 2015 JOTA-JOTI theme is “The Earth is Yours.” The focus is on environmental responsibility. The Earth is Yours – so take good care of it. Wherever and whenever possible, act to minimize the environmental impact of your actions.

You can find more about the theme at 2015 Theme – The Earth is Yours.

Now that the theme is announced, can the 2015 JOTA-JOTI logo contest be far behind?

2014 JOTA-JOTI Report Published

The 2014 World JOTA-JOTI Report was considered and approved at the recent meeting of the World Scout Committee and is now published.

This year the report is available in various formats:

  • a comprehensive 40+ page report in a similar format to previous years
  • a 4 page highlights report
  • a webpage with the highlights

The highlights are available at www.world-jotajoti.info/2014highlights

The documents are available as part of the ‘library’ of annual reports at www.world-jotajoti.info/annualreports