Jamboree On The Air (JOTA)

2013-2Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) is an annual world-wide event that connects Scouts to each other via amateur (ham) radio.  JOTA is held each year on the third full weekend of October, which for 2019 falls on October18th, 19th and 20th. Members of the Snohomish County Hams Club are invited to consider participating in this event on October 19th.

JOTA is supported by both the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and the American Radio Relay League (ARRL).  Both organizations have additional information on their respective websites here (BSA) and here (ARRL).

There will be 2 operational sites.

Location 1

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 gary_bazzell@yahoo.com.

Location 2

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) – (425)252-0890, n7pkk@arrl.net

Fellow Amateurs – If you have an interest in introducing Amateur Radio to the next generation, we need you! Please contact one of the above sites if you wish to help out!