JOTA: The Jamboree On The Air

JOTA

Everything you need to know about the Amateur Radio can be found in the JOTA-JOTI Ham Radio Handbook:

English - JOTA-JOTI Ham Radio Handbook

Arabic - soon will be publish

Dutch - soon will be publish

French – soon will be publish

Italian - soon will be publish

Portuguese – soon will be publish

Russian – soon will be publish

Spanish - soon will be publish

Amateur Radio Activities

Cool activities involving amateur radio can be found here.

Please read the Amateur Radio Code of Conduct

What is Jamboree-On-The-Air (JOTA)?

JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts all over the world connect with each other by means of amateur radio. Short-wave radio signals carry their voices to virtually any corner of the world.

It's the shear excitement of having a live conversation with a fellow Scout at some other place in the world that attracts so many young people to this event.

JOTA-JOTI is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared.

The use of amateur radio techniques offers an extra educational dimension for Scouts. Many grasp the opportunity to discover the world of wireless radio techniques and electronics.

Thousands of amateur radio volunteers assist the Scouts over the JOTA-JOTI weekend with their knowledge, equipment and enthusiasm.

You will need the support of at least one licensed amateur radio operator or the support of a local amateur radio club if you want to use amateur radio for JOTA-JOTI.

Amateur radio is enthusiastic about their hobby and most of them will be willing to help you participate in the JOTA-JOTI.

The national amateur radio organization in your country will be able to give you the name and address of an amateur radio in your area. You can find contact information for your national amateur radio organization on the website of the International Amateur Radio Union or, simply search online for information locally on Amateur Radio.

The radio operator may suggest that the Scouts visit their station during the JOTA-JOTI weekend, or that they bring their equipment to your local headquarters, or campsite.

Often JOTA-JOTI radio stations have been set up in unusual locations such as at the top of a mountain or on a boat.

Amateur Radio have obtained a license for their radio transmissions from the authorities in their country.

They passed a technical examination to obtain this license. License conditions vary from country to country. In some, Scouts may speak over the air themselves; in others, special permission can be obtained for the Scouts to speak over the radio themselves during the JOTA-JOTI weekend.

Where Scouts are not allowed to speak over the air, the licensed operator will have to make the contacts. If the operator is not a Scout or leader, they will need a special briefing on Scouting and your group. The operator should be able to talk about Scouting in your local area and be able to have friendly and informative exchanges on behalf of the Scouts present.

The Scouts can help to brief the operator and tell him the sort of things they would like to find out from other Scouts.

Be sure that any radio operator, or other external supporter, is aware of your safeguarding / child protection policies for the event.

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JOTA-JOTI is an annual event in which Scouts all over the world connect with each other by means of amateur radio and internet.

Short-wave radio signals carry their voices to virtually any corner of the world. It's the shear excitement of having a live conversation with a fellow Scout at some other place in the world that attracts so many young people to this event.

JOTA-JOTI is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared.

The use of amateur radio techniques offers an extra educational dimension for Scouts. Many grasp the opportunity to discover the world of wireless radio techniques and electronics.

Thousands of volunteers amateur radio assist the Scouts over the JOTA-JOTI weekend with their knowledge, equipment and enthusiasm.

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