World Scout Jamboree 2019

World Scout Jamboree LogoThe World Scout Jamboree takes place every four years and first took place in London in 1920. Some of you will be aware of the article in Radcom July 2019 by Remko (PE1MEW).

Its call sign this year is NA1WJ, the Jamboree take place in North America, Following the opening of the Jamboree, they will be operating ten stations on Echolink, D-Star, UHF, VHF, and HF.

They plan to try and introduce around 3000 young people (Scout and Guides) who are attending/visiting the event to amateur radio.

I am sure you would agree with me that inspiring the next generation of Radio Amateurs is very important to us all. This is where we can all get involved.

The Jamboree runs from 11th July to the 2nd or August, although I am advised that the first transmission from a Radio point of view will be starting on the 18th July, the station will be active from 12:00 to 21:00UTC. Contact with the station may be possible outside of these hours as volunteer staff are hoping to be on hand.

As many of you will be aware from JOTA, that there are a number of ‘Scout Frequencies’ These are: 3.940MHz, 7.190MHz, 14.290MHz, 18.140MHz, 21.360MHz, 24.960MHz, and 50.160MHz

For D-Star, I understand that Reflector REF033A will be in use. You may also find activity on DMR Talk Groups (TG 907 9071 9072). Not Forgetting Echolink!

If you have the time please try and make contact, keep in mind that is will be about demonstrating Amateur Radio and you may be talking to a young person on the radio for their first time. Please try and have some open questions (by which I mean can’t be answered yes or no)  if possible ask questions about Scouting / the Jamboree and maybe add some of your own personal experience of Scouting.

Other Radio Activities planned at the Jamboree are ARDF fox hunting using 2m and 80m, they have planned for contact with the ISS and will be trying to work some LEO satellites. Also, some pico balloons with WSPR payloads are being launched – I am sure you will be able to pick up details on https://tracker.habhub.org/ – If would be good to ask any young people you talk to if they have been involved in any of these activities.

JOTA 2017 – GB4BDS

JOTA Logo 2017GB4BDS currently on 145.400 FM, 7.133 LSB and 14.070 PSK31

Having a great day – with over 38 young people visiting the station today for Jamboree on the Air, 60th Year for all members of the Scout Movement across the world. #JOTAJOTI

Jota 2016

On Saturday, 15th October, we had the pleasure of welcoming Beavers, Cubs and Scouts from Bassetlaw District Scout Association to our Clubhouse to help them celebrate Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) 2016. Using our radio equipment the youngsters had a chance to talk to folk in various parts of the UK and into Europe, including Sweden, Austria,Italy, Brittany, Czech Republic and Spain. They also did a little bit of direction finding outside, learned some Morse code and how to find beacons using beam antennas…. most definitely some future young amateurs in the making!

JOTA 2015 – Saturday

JOTA-JOTI LOGOWhat a great day we have had running a Special Event Radio Station for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts from Bassetlaw District.

It has been great to welcome you to our Amateur Radio Station GB1BDS for JOTA (Jamboree on the Air). We are all looking forward to welcoming more Young people tomorrow.

Follow @BassetlawScouts and @G3RCW to the latest infomation on whats happening #JOTAJOTI in Bassetlaw

Looking forward to JOTA 2015

JOTA-JOTI LOGO

We are looking forward to Welcoming Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, Scout Network Members and Adult Members of Bassetlaw District Scouts ( http://bassetlawscouts.org.uk/ ) to our JOTA station GB1BDS on the 17th and 18th of October.

Jamboree-On-The-Air – Jamboree-On-The-Internet (JOTA-JOTI) is an official international event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). JOTA-JOTI is a youth programme event intended for young people in Scouting of all ages.

The purpose of JOTA-JOTI is to enable and encourage Scouts around the world to communicate with one another by means of amateur radio and the internet, providing a fun and educational Scouting experience and promoting their sense of belonging to a worldwide Scout Movement

For More info of JOTA / JOTI see

http://jotajoti.info/what-is-jota-joti/

And

Uk Scouts Page