Snohomish County Hams Club assists the local Boy Scouts with JOTA yearly in October. All are welcome to assist each year. This allows the scouts the opportunity to make the necessary contacts for those that are after their HAM merit badge.


This annual world-wide scouting amateur radio operating event will occur over the weekend of October 18-20, 2019.  Troop 41 and the Washington State Scouting ARC, WA7BSA, invite members of the Snohomish County Hams Club to consider participating in this event on October 19th.

There will be two operational sites.

One site will be at the Fire Mountain Scout Reservation off the Walker Valley Road near Big Lake, in Skagit County.  At Fire Mountain Scouts will have an opportunity to learn about and operate a station with HF, UHF, and VHF; including QRP,  Other opportunities for scouts will include APRS (Automatic Position Reporting System) and UHF Foxhunting .  If you are interested in visiting the site or assisting with operating the station, please connect with Gary at 425-314-8733 or at

The second site will be at Camp Freeman, which is east of Lake Roesiger, and on the opposite side of the Monroe Camp Road from the entrance into Camp Edward (details including a map and photos will be sent on request).  This activity is sponsored by Troop 41 and the Washington State Scouting ARC, WA7BSA.  You may set up your portable station and operate; you may come with HT to assist with making 2M contacts with the scouts, or help out with Fox Hunts; or you may come as a visitor and just see what JOTA is all about.  If you have questions about the Camp Freeman Site please contact Tom Hutchinson, N7PKK, at 425-252-0890

Below are pictures taken during JOTA – 2013.

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