Jamboree on the Air 2015 is in the books. One HF station and two VHF stations were put into action as more than a dozen young scouts took to the airwaves for 18 contacts. Five of those contacts were with other JOTA stations in Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New York. 14 QSO with Scouts in those units made for a great day on the air.
Thanks to everyone that lent a hand in bringing up the next generation of amateur radio operators.
KB4SA will be on the air again for Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) this year. Operations will begin at 0900 17 OCT from Black Creek Trail on Fleming Island. All scouting units that are interested in participating should contact Joe Bassett (KB4SA Advisor) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priority will be given to Scouts seeking to make contacts in fulfillment of merit badge requirements, but every effort will be given for all scouts to make a radio contact.
Last year, more than 50 contact were made throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. This year promises to be even better.
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ClayARES Training AEC Joe Bassett (W1WCN) visited Cub Scout Pack 128 to share the fun of amateur radio. Twenty Cubs and Webelos learned about propagation, phonetics and prowords. By all accounts everyone had a good time with plenty of questions answered and 5 states (Michigan, Texas, Indiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma) contacted.
This weekend at the Merit badge fair we had 26 scouts pass the Radio merit badge. It was a great weekend and we all had a great time.
The location for KB4SA during the Jamboree on the Air will be at Black Creek Park on Fleming Island, US17 South (the entrance is just north of Black Creek).
The operation will begin at 8:00AM and finish at 3:00PM.
Please send a us a message on our Contact page if you plan to attend so we know how many scouts to plan for.