USA JOTA 2016 Flash Numbers


Thanks to everyone who filed their Jamboree on the Air station report. After sifting through the reports and eliminating a few duplicates along with reports from countries outside the USA, we’ve compiled the early flash numbers. The great news is that there have been some excellent increases in participation. See the nearby graphic for the key numbers.


We’ve also conducted a drawing for the prizes that Icom America generously donated to generate enthusiasm for station reporting. It worked! The happy prize winners have been notified. WA4OTD was the grand prize winner and will receive an Icom ID-51A Plus.

We used RandomPicker to do the drawing. You can see the full results at×23971

Next Steps

The next steps are to do further analysis and finalize the report for full publication. We’ll be sifting through the written reports and suggestions, finding memorable quotes and photos/videos, as well as searching for other insight. We know for starters that there was far more interest this year in JOTA-JOTI from Scout leaders and parents based on the new 2016 Arrow of Light award requirement.

Thanks again to everyone who got on the air, shared the fun, technology, and magic of amateur radio with Scouts, and filed their report. Stay tuned for the full report later this month.

73, Jim Wilson, K5ND



  1. The “radios in use” count was a little hard for me to answer. We had three HTs for a simplex activity. Is that three radios? I counted them as one. It was a single radio activity, though it did involve two Scouts at once.

  2. But overall, great work getting JOTA participation and reporting up! I can believe that contacts were flat. We had terrible band conditions. We couldn’t even work people using PSK31 on 20m.

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