Don’t miss it !!

This year something new will happen……

The Jamboree On The Air / Internet will be run for the first time just like a World Scout Jamboree. You can experience the same atmosphere and similar activities; all connected through amateur radio and internet. Without even leaving home! It is a true “travel-free Jamboree”.

Everything looks like a World Scout Jamboree. A map of the “campsite”  links all the possible activities that participants can take part in, and a schedule tells them when activities in the “campsite activity tents” are taking place.

Upon registration at the Main Gate, participating groups receive a Jamboree Handbook to help navigate the map and the weekend schedule. They can then navigate the campsite and choose what areas they want to visit and when, according to their planned activities. The Staff Camp has all extra information to assist leaders with the activities. It also hosts the agenda of “special events” during the JOTA-JOTI weekend.

A glimpse of what will be available on the campsite:

A Global Development Village with activities for this years’ main theme “Life on Land”

Subcamps with a large internet café and a game zone

A Science Park with all sorts of technical experiments and a radio base.
The Challenge Valley where you can try and challenge yourself and each other

The Campfire Circle where you can participate in different campfire talks by well-known Scout leaders

The WOSM HQ tent offers an insight into many of the other major Scout programmes around the world

The Jamboree HQ, where help is available for any possible problem.

and many more…..

Currently, your JOTA-JOTI camp site is under construction. Curious? You can already visit some parts of the new campsite and of course, register for the event at the Main Gate. Don’t miss it. Click on the map:


Create your own Scout Station car sticker


Here is how to do it:

2018 JOTA-JOTI Trusted Partners

For 2018 the World JOTA-JOTI Team has expanded the Trusted Partner program, adding Service Kring and their line of electronic kits for use with Scouts during JOTA-JOTI. Also continuing with Trusted Partner status are JOTI Radio, and ScoutLink.

As our new Trusted Partner says: “ The Service Circle JOTA-JOTI brings products and services on the market to support the JOTA-JOTI organization of Scouting Netherlands on a NON-PROFIT basis. With our products, scouts can get acquainted with technology and JOTA-JOTI”.

Please welcome our full list of 2018 Trusted Partners and consider them for your JOTA-JOTI weekend, 19 to 21 October 2018.

Why the WARC Bands are Great for JOTA-JOTI

Almost every weekend there is a radio amateur contest somewhere in the world. Because of the nature of radio waves these contacts can be heard also outside of that particular country. Even during third the weekend of October there is one very big contest organized by the German radio amateur’s league (DARC’s Worked All Germany Contest). In the past this has been a problem for those stations participating in JOTA-JOTI, but luckily and with good relations with the organizing party (DARC) scouts have been heard and DARC has made an enormous effort to make this weekend go smoothly for both; for the contesters as well as for the scouts.

In addition to using “contest free frequencies” there is also another option, namely WARC bands. The WARC bands are three portions of the shortwave radio spectrum used by amateur radio operators. They consist of 30 meters, 17 meters and 12 meters wavelength. Due to their relatively small bandwidth of 100 kHz or less, there is a gentlemen’s agreement that the WARC bands may not be used for general contesting. This agreement has been codified in official recommendations, which states that contest activity shall not take place on the 30, 17 and 12 meter bands.

Non-contesting radio amateurs are recommended to use the contest-free HF bands (30, 17 and 12m) during the largest international contests. You can find a full listing of recommended Scout calling frequencies at JOTA Rules. Note that these are calling frequencies. It’s recommended that you move off the calling frequencies to conduct your contact. This allows others to use the calling frequencies.

This year during JOTA-JOTI think also about using WARC bands for your radio contacts, not only those more busy bands!


Hannu “Banda” Rättö, OH7GIG

World JOTA-JOTI Team

JOTA-JOTI Necker / Scarf Available

World Scout Shops has announced the coming availability of a JOTA-JOTI adult scarf /necker. You can find the listing on their website at JOTA-JOTI Adult Scarf. They are currently taking pre-orders.

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