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JOTA and JOTI October 20-22

Date : 26 / 08 / 2017
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

Over a million Scouts and Girl Guides in 150 plus countries are getting ready for the 60th Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) and the 21st Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI). National Coordinator JOTA/JOTI for Scouts Australia, Brett Nicholas VK2BNN, writes in the September edition of Amateur Radio magazine about the event’s history, its purpose, and how to be involved.

Brett VK2BNN said: "JOTA-JOTI provides a fantastic opportunity to show off our great hobby. To survive in the future we need to grow our ranks. Our radio spectrum has become a valued commodity and if we do not make good use of our allocated spectrum we will lose it." The article is recommended reading particularly for those who can get involved in this major worldwide event that occurs on the third weekend of October.

One such opportunity comes from the Northern Region Scouts, Echuca Airport, on Sunday October 22. Scouts Air Activities Victoria Leader, Paul McLennan VK3HGZ said: "We need Amateur Radio operators to setup up a station at the airfield to support this event and JOTA."

If you are able to assist contact Paul VK3HGZ at state.airactivities@vicscouts.asn.au or on 0419 872 097. Contacts for all Scouts Australia Branches can also be found on www.scouts.com.au


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