The 55th JOTA 2012

The 55th JOTA 2012

The 55th Jamboree On The Air will take place on 20 and 21 October 2012.
This year’s theme is: How big is your world?.

All about JOTA and how to join in

Find out all about WOSM’s largest world-wide event.

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What is Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA)?

The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio contacts. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves.

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How to take part?

Contact a local amateur radio operator;
Invite him to set up his radio station in your Scout Hall;
Call “CQ Jamboree” on the Scout Frequencies;
Answer any Scout station that replies to your call.

Yes, it’s that simple….

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Rules of the game

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
The JOTA is not a contest. The idea is not to contact as many stations as possible during the weekend. · 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.

Call signs of Scout stations

Each licensed amateur radio station has a registration number, a call sign. The first one or two letters are specific to a country. Here are a few call signs of well-known Scout station that can often be contacted:

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Make a sked !

Do you want to be sure you will meet with your friends during the JOTA?

Make a pre-arranged sked on the radio. Here’s how.

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How to avoid contest interference?

During the JOTA weekend there is unfortunately one contest (amateur radio competition). It is an exception to the agreement that there will be no contests during the JOTA weekend. However, an agreement has been reached with the organizers of this German WAG contest on the use of amateur radio frequencies during the JOTA in such a way that it allows both events to operate in parallel. This worked satisfactorily last year, so we would like to continue it for this years’ JOTA as well.

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National JOTA Organization

Each Scout Association is requested to appoint a National JOTA Organizer (NJO). This NJO can co-ordinate the JOTA participation of Scouts in his country. He or she can also serve as the point of contact for JOTA information. The NJO will be able to bring Scouts into contact with radio amateurs and vice versa.

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World JOTA Organization

The World Scout Bureau’s JOTA Organizer provides the following annual information:

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