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Oct 21, 2017
Jamboree on the Air

All Are Invited to Jamboree On The Air 2017 (JOTA)

Jamboree-on-the-Air, or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. It is held annually the third full weekend in October. JOTA uses amateur radio to link Scouts and hams around the world, around the nation, and in your own community.

The Alamo Area Council has partnered with the San Antonio Radio Club to host Jamboree On The Air to our local scouts.  They have coordinated with the Texas Transportation Museum to allow all scouts free entry to the museum grounds for the day and then will be set up with their radios and ready to help you speak to other scouts all over the world! 

Once you participate, you may coordinate with the Musselman Scout Shop to order or purchase your JOTA 2017 Patch: 

Want more information on JOTA? Read on....


Scouts of any age can participate, from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts and Venturers, including girls. Once at the ham radio station, the communication typically involves talking on a microphone and listening on the station speakers. However, many forms of specialized communication may also be taking place, such as video communication, digital communication (much like sending a message on your smartphone but transmitted by radio), or communication through a satellite relay or an earth-based relay (called a repeater). The exchanges include such information as name, location (called QTH in ham speak), Scout rank, age, and hobbies. The stations you’ll be communicating with can be across town, across the country, or even around the world! The World Scout Bureau reported that the 2016 JOTA had nearly 1.3 million Scout participants from more than 30,000 locations, and reached 156 countries.

 

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