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SVARC Hosting JOTA Activity - October 18th, 2014

posted Oct 6, 2014, 5:16 PM by Michael Wolff

The 57th annual JAMBOREE-ON-THE-AIR will be held the 3rd full weekend in October. This is a worldwide event involving Cubs Scouts, Boy Scouts and Ventures talking to Scouts from all over the world. It's not a contest, but rather an avenue of introducing Scouts to ham radio. Any ham can take part starting on "The JOTA Jump Start" on Friday evening Oct. 17th.

The following bands and modes are used for this event - 6 to 80 meters SSB, CW, and PSK-31, 2 meter FM, 70 CM FM, D-STAR, IRLP, APRS and ECHO LINK.

JOTA is all about getting young people to talk to each other using amateur radio.

W4RKC has been registered with the Boy Scouts.

Dave Adsit and Wayne Koehler are registered merit badge councilors if any boy or leader wants to get the radio merit badge.

Mike K4AEA has been working to prepare the club stations to host this event.

Activities at the SVARC club house will commence at 8:00am on Saturday, October 18th, 2014.

Members are encouraged to participate - please contact Wayne K. (KE4PMS) for details on how you can be involved.