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What does the logo for this year's JOTA look like ? Make your own design and submit it before 16 June to the logo competition here.
So far we have received over 50 suggestions. Have a look and choose the one you like best.
Planned Scout Radio stations in the coming months (details will be added as soon as available):
|Date||Call Sign||Event||Country||QTH||station manager|
|27 July - 3 August||GB75RH||Walesby World Experience 2013||United Kingdom||Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire|
|15 – 24 July||K2BSA||National Jamboree||United States||Summit Bechtel Reserve|
|25 July – 4 August||DP9S||National Jamboree BdP||Germany||Immenhausen|
|28 July – 8 August||16th Nippon Jamboree||Japan||Yamaguchi|
- CQ Jamboree, JOTA's history book available on line. Read more.
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Unfortunately there is a large amateur-radio competition in Germany during the JOTA weekend, called the WAG contest. However, we are pleased that the contest organisers have again arranged for frequencies that are kept free of contest traffic, so we can have a JOTA with minimal interference.
The following frequencies are the contest-free zone:
|band||CW (kHz)||SSB (kHz)|
|80||3560 - 3800||3650 - 3700|
|40||7040 - 7200||7080 - 7140|
|20||14060 - 14350||14100 - 14125 & 14280 - 14350|
|15||21350 - 21450|
|10||28225 - 28400|
Should you encounter contest stations on the above frequencies, please advise them of the contest-free zone. Should the WAG contest station not want to move out of the contest free zone, please take note of its call sign, frequency and date / time and send this to your National JOTA Organizer. With this help from you, we can inform the contest organizers accordingly.
How do I quickly find a JOTA station on the amateur radio bands?
Well, help is offered by the Amateur Radio Club in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. The club has launched a special DX cluster (a database for radio amateurs) that can be used during JOTA to see exactly at which frequency a Scout station somewhere in the world is transmitting.
How does this work?
If one amateur radio station hears a Scout station on the air, he can enter the date, time, frequency and of course the radio call sign in the database. The information is immediately visible world-wide. He can also enter his own transmitting frequency. Other Scout stations can use the info to tune to the announced frequency and make a contact.
What do you need for this?
- A computer, a packet radio terminal programme or an internet connection.
- Electricty or a battery pack.
- An enthusiastic Scout to operate the system (the "JOTA contact manager").
With special free software you can access the database via internet or via packet radio. So even in a location where there is no internet, you still can connect to it. A suitable software is DxLink. This programme lets you choose your own dx server link. Set the server to: pi4raz.nl port 7300
Further instructions on how to connect via internet or packet radio are available on the DxLink website.
This Scout DX cluster can also be accessed via the logbook of Ham Radio Deluxe (the software we use this year for on-line logging all our JOTA contacts). Simply add the PI4RAZ cluster to the cluster list in the logbook window. Use the same address and port number as mentioned above.
If you do have an internet connection available, you can also access the cluster via the web here.
Thanks RAZ for making this available. We trust many Scouts will enjoy the service.
The 50th JOTA Jubilee book "CQ Jamboree" describes the 50 years of JOTA history, from its very first idea to the latest edition. Authored by JOTA founder Les Mitchell, G3BHK and World JOTA Organizers Len Jarrett, VE3MYF and Richard Middelkoop, PA3BAR.
A limited number of copies is available from this web shop. Get yours now !