Jamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet will soon be here. The third weekend in October, this year 20-22 October, will see an explosion of communication across the amateur radio airwaves and the Internet with over a million Scouts and Guides participating across 150+ countries.
Sign Up Benefits Everyone
So, who will be on for the weekend? The only way to know ahead of time is to sign up your location. Once you’ve signed up, the other locations around the world will know to look for you. Likewise, you’ll be able to see at a glance all the rest of the locations from across town to the other side of the Earth.
So far over 1,600 locations have registered for JOTA-JOTI. Add your location to the list.
Our theme is “60 Years Connecting Scouts” and this is a great way to determine who’s on and to map out your own effort to discover our world. Plus, when you sign up you’ll receive your JID code so you can participate in JamPuz.
How Do I Sign Up?
First, make sure you’ve created a Scout.org profile and that you’ve logged into Scout.org. This sets you up to access all the webpages you’ll need.
Second, start at the JOTA-JOTI Sign Up page. Only one person needs to sign up for your location, which will be good for everyone who attends. Follow the links on the sign up page to enter the system.
What Information Will I Need?
You’ll sign up by selecting your country, choosing WOSM or WAGGGS, selecting your National Scout Organization, and then filling in:
- Name of Group or Event – This would be your Scout group or your special event name.
- Location – Town or City.
- Amateur Radio Call Sign – If you’re going to participate on amateur radio.
- IRC Nick Name – This is your nickname that you’ve registered on ScoutLink or another Internet chat service.
- Other Identifiers – This can include your Skype, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- When You Plan to Take Part – Select all that apply from Friday to Sunday.
- Contact Person Name and Email – This is the contact person for your location.
That’s all the information you need. Click the “submit” button and you’ll be registered. You’ll also receive an email confirming your sign up. That email will contain a link you can follow to make any needed changes to your information.
You’ll find the list of all stations at Registered Stations. Search for your own and for others you know or would like to contact during JOTA-JOTI weekend.
Sign Up is Just the Starting Point
Once you’ve signed up and viewed the online list of all locations, you’ll be all set for JOTA-JOTI weekend. That’s where the fun starts.
But don’t stop there. You can also report on your activities after the event. Your National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator will be in touch to collect your reports.
Your coordinator will be assembling the full report for all JOTA-JOTI locations in your country. Needed information includes:
- Number of participants (Scouts and Guides)
- Number of amateur radio operators
- Number of visitors
- Number of contacts and countries contacted
- Communication channels used
They may also ask for some of your best photos and stories of your JOTA-JOTI weekend.
Sign Up is Simple – Do It Now
It is simple and straightforward. So go to the JOTA-JOTI Sign Up page now and make it happen.
Looking forward to seeing your location listed and to contacting you during the weekend.
World JOTA-JOTI Team