Re: [Scoutradio] First PA5UL/J: need ideas
I don't know how Scouting is set up in the Netherlands, but in the U.S.
every Scout unit is supported by a district, which is supported by a
Council, which is supported by National. Once a month, the districts
have a "Roundtable" where representatives (usually Scout leaders) of the
units meet and discuss issues, upcoming events, and receive some amount
I would recommend you go to the next Roundtable to start talking up
JOTA. And forget the towers, and all that other expensive stuff. A
fellow Scout leader and I did our first JOTA this past year with a
dipole, a Backpacker antenna, a couple of personally-owned HF radios,
and a couple of 2-Meter radios. One of the biggest thrills the Scouts
had was talking over an IRLP link. to Scouts in Australia!
If you want to use the towers, etc., then have JOTA in your home. Just
remember to have at least one other leader with you at all times.
If you want to link your Scouts with ours this year over IRLP, let me know.
Dan Fisher KG4SDJ
Palm Bay, Florida USA
> After having helped out at a number of JOTA stations since first
> licensed in '78 and having spent the past 12 years or so as a mobile
> station visiting area JOTA stations on behalf of the national JOTA
> organisation I joined a local pack and became Assistant Cub Scout
> Leader in 2001. Last two years I took some of the cubs along to
> another JOTA station and now people in the group asked me to organise
> our own JOTA station....