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Jamboree On The Air
October 21, 2017
What: Annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, across the country and in your own community.
When: Third full weekend of October (this year it’s Oct. 20-22, 2017). There are no official hours, so you have the whole weekend to make JOTA contacts. The event officially starts Friday evening during the JOTA Jump Start and runs through Sunday evening.
Who: Scouts and Venturers of any age, plus their families. (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturers, Sea Scouts, Career Explorers, and STEM Lab members)
How: Once at the ham radio station, the communication typically requires speaking into a microphone and listening on the station speakers. However, many forms of specialized communication can also take place, such as video communication, digital communication using typed words on the computer screen transmitted by radio, communication through a satellite relay or an earth-based relay (called a repeater), and many others.
In addition to being incredibly fun, JOTA and JOTI count toward Scouting requirements:
- For Tigers, this meets requirements for the elective adventure Family Stories.
- For Webelos, it counts toward the Arrow of Light adventure Building a Better World.
- Boy Scouts can check off a requirement for the Citizenship in the World merit badge and the Radio merit badge.
- All Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, Venturers and adult leaders can count the event toward the requirements for the International Spirit Award.
Radio Amateur Club of Knoxville along with Middle East Tennessee Emergency Radio Services will operate JOTA at the Scout Office (1333 Old Weisgarber Road, Knoxville, 37909) from 9:30am to 12:00noon
The Amateur Radio Emergency Service of Sevierville will operate JOTA at Kings Family Library located at 408 High Street, Sevierville, TN 37862 from 9:00am to 12:00noon
# there is NO COST for this event #
REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE ONLY
DEADLINE is 10/18/17 @ 5pm
Knoxville Volunteer Lead: Keith Gaines // KC4YYF
GSMC Contact: Anthony.Ingram@scouting.org // 865-566-0644