Jamboree On The Air 2015

Jamboree on the Air

JOTA is an annual Scouting activity held on the third full weekend in October.

The Origin of JOTA
The event was first held in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of Scouting in 1957, and was devised by a radio amateur Les Mitchell G3BHK now SK.

G3BHK
G3BHK (SK)

“Little did I think when I drew up the plans and rules for the first event in 1958 that its popularity would increase and spread around the world,” Mitchell reminisced in 2000. “Even more astonishing is the fact that after all this time it still holds its popularity. In fact it has become the largest international Scout event ever.”

JOTA is now considered the largest event scheduled by the WOSM annually.

Every year Amateur radio operators from all over the world participate with over 500,000 Scouts and Guides to teach them about radio and to assist them to contact their fellow Scouts and Guides are also encouraged to send QSL cards.

How to Participate as Amateur Radio Operator?
Contact your local Scout council and see what may already be planned in your area and how you can help.
If nothing is currently planned, you can work with the local scout unit to set up a JOTA station or arrange for visits to your ham shack.
You can also participate just by making QSOs with the many JOTA stations that will be on the air.

JOTA Frequencies – WorldWide

Band SSB (phone) CW (Morse)
80 m 3.690 & 3.940 MHz 3.570 MHz
40 m 7.090 & 7.190 MHz 7.030 MHz
20 m 14.290 MHz 14.060 MHz
17 m 18.140 MHz 18.080 MHz
15 m 21.360 MHz 21.140 MHz
12 m 24.960 MHz 24.910 MHz
10 m 28.390 MHz 28.180 MHz
6 m 50.160 MHz 50.160 MHz

 

JOTA Frequencies – Europe

To avoid a conflict with the Worked All Germany contest, European JOTA stations will be active on these band segments

80 meters CW 3.560-3.800 kHz SSB 3.650-3.700 kHz
40 meters CW 7.040-7.200 kHz SSB 7.080-7.140 kHz
20 meters CW 14.060-14.350 kHz SSB 14.100-14.125 kHZ and 14.280-14.350 kHZ
15 meters SSB 21.350-21.450 kHz
10 meters SSB 28.225-28.400 kHz

 

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