The 56th Jamboree On The Air will take place on 19 and 20 October 2013.
This year's theme is: Let's Share !
56th JOTA: Put your radio plot map on line
To visualize how big the amateur-radio world is, an on-line logging tool offers help. It logs all you radio contacts and displays them on a map. Plus gives you direct access to details of the contacts that you made. The HRD amateur-radio software suite offers many interesting features for the Scouts to play with.
HRD version 6 (with a 30-day free trial) can be downloaded here.
HRD version 5 (completely free version) can be downloaded here.
On-line-, but also off-line logging is available with HRD (you can upload logs later if no internet connection is available at your JOTA station). The on-line tool gives you the possibility to display your contacts on an electronic plot map. This shows how far your contacts have reached and, indeed, how big your radio world is. The logbook also gives you the distance and further details of each contact that you enter. The Scouts that serve as your station's "logbook operator" will be able to directly present the overview. Have a look at the on-line tool here.
If you are using more than one radio station simultaneously, you will need some extra software to enable all stations to use the same logbook. The complete SW package that you need to install, including step-by-step instructions for JOTA users can be downloaded here.
If you add the web link of your logbook to your JOTA report that you send to your National JOTA Organizer after the weekend, we can include it in the world-wide overview that will be compiled after the event.
More programme packages are available in the radio-scouting library.
Additional JOTA-JOTI programme suggestions
A few examples of the many programme suggestions available in the JOTA fact sheets (on the radio-scouting web or in printed form):
Furthermore, the on-line radio-scouting library presents you amongst others:
This year’s participation cards will be mailed separately to the National Scout Organizations in the Scout Pack of July 2013. The intend is that each participating station receives its card, as a confirmation of its participation and a souvenir of the event.
(National JOTA Organizers can download a high resolution file suitable for printing, with both front- and back side of the participation card, in the NJO section of this web side.)
National JOTA Stories
With your help, the World Scout Bureau can compile a world-wide overview of the weekend and make it available to all participants. Of course, the information has to come from the participating Scout groups in your country. So you may to prepare for that and send a short story of your activities to your National JOTA Organizer after the event.
Note that an increasing number of participating Scout groups are using the on-line web log to submit stories and reports of their JOTA adventures. The link to the web log will be available here as soon as the weblog is opened.
Photographs showing Scouts in action at the microphone or keyboard and of other activities like electronic kit building, foxhunting, semaphore, map plotting and the like are most welcome. Of course, we do not need all your photographs, a selected set of e.g. the 5 best ones is greatly appreciated. So are clippings of local newspapers carrying the story of JOTA - JOTI in your local community.
We look forward to receive your input before the publishing deadline of:
15 December 2013.
Also visit our new website at www.jotajoti2013.org and sign up for our newsletter.
This year, WOSM has organised a Logo Contest again to choose the official logo of the JOTA-JOTI 2013. The winning logo is designed by Mark Tan from Malaysia.
The logo 2011 was designed by Felipe Trejo Malpica who won the contest organised around the theme : "Peace, Environment and Natural Disasters"
The badge can be ordered from the World Scout Shop:
You can download the logo by right-clicking the picture and save it to your local machine. Your National JOTA Organizer will receive a link to a high-resoltion file that can be used for quality printing material.