Archive for Radio Scouting

August 2019 JOTA Newsletter Published

The August 2019 Jamboree on the Air Newsletter has been published. You can find it at this link https://mailchi.mp/9becc49e0f84/jamboree-on-the-air-2019-logo-announced?e=f6540a1167  While there, select the “subscribe” button and add your email to the list.

World Jamboree NA1WJ Final Report

We’ve pulled together the final report for the NA1WJ amateur radio operation at the 2019 World Scout Jamboree. Great numbers and incredible accomplishments by a superb team of amateur radio operators from Australia, Canada, Chile, Finland, Germany, Japan, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, USA, and Zimbabwe. We include a big thank you to all our sponsors.

You can find an overview table of numbers as well as the full report at NA1WJ 2019 Final Report.

Troop Program Feature — Radio

We’ve updated the Troop Program Feature — Radio with a slightly adjusted marine band radio section. Not only that, but we felt this would be a good time to remind you of this excellent resource for planning your troop meetings around radio.

Check it out at Troop Program Feature — Radio.

Thank you Christian Ingerslev, AB2SN, for your original work on the troop program feature and for this update.

NA1WJ Press Release 05-06-2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 05/06/2019

West Virginia, USA, July 15th – August 2nd 2019 – Thousands of Scouts and Scouters from around the globe will be descending on The Summit Bechtel Reserve for the 24th World Scout Jamboree where the theme is Unlock a New World. The North American Contingents of Canada, Mexico, and the United States will play host for this quadrennial event.

Amateur Radio will have a strong presence at the event where they’ll be operating as NA1WJ, signifying North America’s First World Jamboree. The diverse team at NA1WJ will be staffed by amateurs radio operators from the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Finland, Germany, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, Nepal, Netherlands, Norway, Taiwan, United Kingdom, among others. The team will have a well equipped demonstration station powered by the latest transceivers from Icom America, antennas from JK Antennas and DX Engineering, and various other accessories from MFJ Enterprises and Geochron. Scouts will be operating the various station positions with team members acting as the control operators allowing them to experience the magic, art, and science of Amateur Radio using HF, VHF, UHF, Digital, Satellites, and Morse Code.

Other activities that will be delivered by the team will be multiple high altitude balloon launches with an APRS payload that will allow Scouts and other interested parties to track the balloons as they traverse the globe, an Amateur Radio Direction Finding course where scouts will use direction finding equipment to locate hidden transmitters, and a contact with the International Space Station where Scouts will get a chance to interact with an astronaut. Live information, including pictures, videos, and current operating frequencies, from the site will be delivered via the K2BSA’s Facebook page, the Twitter accounts of @NA1WJ_Scouting and @K2BSA_Scouting, the NA1WJ Instagram account, the NA1WJ groups.io mailing list, and other outlets to be announced.

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More information available at https://k2bsa.net
Vision Statement & Operation Plan – https://k2bsa.net/world-jamboree-na1wj/
Mailing List – https://groups.io/g/na1wj
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/K2BSA.Scouting
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/na1wj/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NA1WJ_Scouting https://twitter.com/K2BSA_Scouting

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