We’ve just updated the USA Jamboree on the Air station listing. It is currently showing 244 stations. You can see the full listing here. You can also see the email message that went to all registered stations here.∞
It was a good day on Wednesday, July 17, and it appeared to settle into the normal daily Jamboree rhythm — no opening shows or special events. So traffic was fairly steady most of the day. Start up is 8 AM and around 5 PM the Scouts head back to their base camps for dinner.
Over the course of the day, we had 192 Scouts go through the demonstration station (logged 334 QSOs — you can check the logbook here) and 46 Scouts earned the Radio Merit Badge. We hosted our first FCC License Exam session and three people made it through the rain and lightning with the ham radio population increased by two as a result. The ARDF-Foxhunting team introduced this outdoor approach to amateur radio to 18 Scouts.
The K2BSA Operation was also featured prominently in Jamboree Today.
We note that Amateur Radio Supplies has just introduced a program that provides a complete HF station for youth who apply or are nominated. You can find all the details on their website — Amateur Radio Supplies Youth Station Giveaway.