Early activity from K2BSA at Jamboree. Worked the Gilwell Park Scouting special event station in England via Echolink and the VHF repeater here at the Jamboree. Nine contacts via FO-29 satellite using an Arrow handheld antenna and an Icom IC-9100 — including Mexico and Cuba. Learned that West Virginia is a rare state for satellite QSOs. Highlight short hop contact on 17 meters was with KA1GJU who was flying a 737 at 36,000 feet over Charleston, WV. We also have an IARU HF Championship effort underway.
When will actual operation start.
Actual QSOs are underway right now. We will be on the air through the 24th. Scouts will be here starting the 15th. You can learn more at http://k2bsa.wstearns.com/jamboree-live/
Glad to see you are on the air. I look forward to making an HF contact with you as W2OSR or W2TRC.
I ALSO HEARD THE 737 — HE WAS HEADED FOR THE WEST COAST. I MUST HAVE JUST MISSED HEARING K2BSA. GOOD LUCK WITH THE JAMBOREE.
Hi Ed. Getting a late start today due to Sunday Chapel followed by a hike to K2BSA. Early stop as well due to Staff Show in the Stadium. We’ll watch for WA4ISI. 73, Jim, K5ND
This week I am camp staff at the largest Dutch Scout Centre Buitenzorg. Can we schedule a contact with The Summit? Have to use Echolink from here via a VHF link, but it will work.
Enjoy the camp at your brand new Scout Reservation !
Hi Richard. We’ve been installing antennas today. Staff show early this evening. But we are on the air the rest of the week. Our station hours are typically 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Time (1200 to 2359 UTC). Let us know what time works via Echolink. We have a nightly net on Echolink at 7:30 PM Eastern, 2330 UTC. Use the *JOTA-365* conference. We spoke with GB2GP Gilwell Park via Echolink yesterday both in the morning and after our nightly net. 73, Jim, K5ND
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