Don Burke, KB1LXH writes:
Hello Scouts and Amateur Radio Operators
We are quickly approaching the 57th Jamboree on the Air. This year’s JOTA takes place on October 18-19. I am heading up a group of Hams and Scouts who will put some 300+ Cub Scouts from Annawon Council On the Air from Camp Norse in Kingston, MA We will operate KC1TAC at 9am-3pm Saturday October 18th, on 2Meters; local repeaters and across the HF bands. Our goal is to give the Cub Scouts a taste of Amateur Radio and have each Scout make at least one contact!
YOU CAN HELP!
How can you help?
- Are you hosting a JOTA Station? Let me know what your plans are, PLEASE! Name, Scout Position, Call Signs, Date, Time, Location, Council and Unit# Please forward me your contact info. I am making a spread sheet to share with everyone! (last years is attached)
- Are you or do you know an Eastern Mass Repeater Trustee? Will they allow us to use their Repeater for JOTA contacts? Please let me know… I am making a spread sheet (attached) to share with other JOTA stations; Does the Repeater have Eco-link? Might your trustee change the station name (for the day) to read JOTA and Location? All info regarding the repeater is helpful; frequency, tone -/+.
- Might you like to help us at Camp Norse? Maybe you have a Special Skill you can demonstrate? Fox Hunter, Code, satellite… ANYTHING! Get back to me about your skill and willingness to help… It doesn’t take much. The Scouts are 1-5th graders and spend 2-8 mins with you then they will move to the next radio… The Day Flies By Quick.
- SHARE this email with your Club/Group/Troop/Pack/Crew! Spread the word! The more contacts we ALL make the better! The Scouts we show Amateur Radio to TODAY; will become our best contacts Tomorrow!
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Don Burke, KB1LXH
SM Troop 40