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ISS at World Scout Jamboree

During the 2019 World Scout Jamboree, the NA1WJ Amateur Radio Station will be in contact with the International Space Station as part of the ARISS Program. During the contact, which will last about 10 minutes, the amateur radio team at the Jamboree we provide an opportunity for around 10 Scouts to speak with an astronaut. The conversation will be a question and answer session, with the Scouts asking prearranged questions.

If you or your Scout have ever wanted to ask an astronaut a question. Here’s your opportunity.  The NA1WJ team are asking for your input, via the form below to provide suggestions for questions.

For background, you can view a video overview of a contact at JOTA 2012 ISS.  This contact shows the nature of the questions and the answers.

It is hoped that there will either be live coverage of the contact with the ISS and/or a video after the contact.

>> Submit your suggestion question(s) here.

International Space Station ISS

World JOTA-JOTI Report almost there…..

The World JOTA-JOTI Team is finalizing the world-wide overview of the 2018 JOTA-JOTI. Soon you can relive the adventure. Just a few more pages to edit, which we will do at our team meeting in Kandersteg this coming weekend.
Watch our web site for updates at

The JOTA secrets revealed

You had a great JOTA-JOTI weekend and want to know more about this world-wide gathering? Watch out for the 2018 World JOTA-JOTI Report that will be available soon on the JOTA-JOTI web site. It will show you all the stories from around the globe. And maybe you will even recognize your own picture! Get a few exciting new ideas and see how Scouts in different countries enjoyed the weekend.

How has this event evolved over the years from the idea of one person to the present day? Which Jamboree was proud to have the first amateur radio station? Who were behind the scenes to make JOTA work? And where will it take us in the future?Curious? Get your copy of “CQ Jamboree” and discover JOTA’s secrets. (Full colour edition, 112 pages, limited edition)
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Season’s greetings

The World JOTA-JOTI team received 1298 activity reports from groups and 44 National JOTA-JOTI Stories from the National Coordinators. Thank you all. It is wonderful to read all the adventures from around the globe.

The World JOTA-JOTI Report will be available February 2019.

Look forward to meet you all again during JOTA-JOTI 2019.

Camp site votes.

The 2018 JOTA-JOTI used a virtual Jamboree campsite with lots of activities. We asked the participants for feedback on each area. On a scale from 5-stars (excellent) to 1-star (needs improvement). This is what they found:

The differences are very small. The most popular ones were the WOSM HQ, the staff camp and the Jamboree HQ.

Each registered Scout group can still enter their best picture or fabulous JOTA-JOTI story. e are very curious to see them. Follow the link that you received in your confirmation email (or retrieve it here) to enter your success stories. You can do so up to 1 November 2018.


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