59th JOTA 14-16 October 2016

JOTA 2016 14-16 October 2016


JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries.

JOTA Rules

There are some basic rules that should be followed:

  • All radio operators must operate their stations strictly in accordance with their national licensing regulations;
  • Stations should call “CQ Jamboree” or answer Scout stations calling to establish a contact;
  • Any authorized frequency may be used. It is recommended that stations use the agreed World Scout Calling Frequencies listed below as starting points. To avoid congestion, other frequencies close by should be used as well.
  • The listed frequencies are “calling frequencies.” After you make contact with a station, ideally you’ll QSY (move) to another frequency and leave the calling frequency open for others to establish contact.

jotajoti2016-logo-design-300pxWorld Scout Calling Frequencies
HF SSB Voice

80 meters — 3.940 MHz and 3.690 MHz where authorized.
40 meters — 7.190 MHz and 7.090 MHz where authorized.
20 meters — 14.290 MHz
17 meters — 18.140 MHz
15 meters — 21.360 MHz
12 meters — 24.960 MHz
10 meters — 28.390 MHz
6 meters — 50.160 MHz

HF CW Morse Code

80 meters — 3.570 MHz
40 meters — 7.030 MHz
20 meters — 14.060 MHz
17 meters — 18.080 MHz
15 meters — 21.140 MHz
12 meters — 24.910 MHz
10 meters — 28.180 MHz
6 meters — 50.160 MHz

The JOTA is not a contest. The idea is not to contact as many stations as possible during the weekend. It is about Scout to Scout conversations to learn about one another and the country where they reside.

All participating groups are asked to send a report of their activities to their National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator (NJC) after the event.

NJC’s are requested to send a National JOTA-JOTI Report to the World Scout Bureau for inclusion in the World JOTA-JOTI Report.