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  • Al Katzman
    Sorry, the official callsign will be K2BSA/4. ... ____________________________________________________ Start your day with Yahoo! - make it your home page
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 15, 2005
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      Sorry, the official callsign will be K2BSA/4.

      --- Al Katzman <woodbadge_owl@...> wrote:

      > Since there seems to be some interest in contacting
      > folks at the jamboree, here is what has been done in
      > previous jamborees. K2BSA operates a 2M traffic net
      > early in the evening for anybody at the jamboree who
      > is a ham to send messages out on NTS. This is
      > usually
      > around 7pm local. Or you can stop by K2BSA and leave
      > a
      > radiogram.
      >
      > Messages coming into the jamboree destined for
      > scouters and scouts come in via the regular NTS
      > system
      > which K2BSA connects with during the evening. The
      > minimal information needed on the delivery side is
      > the
      > full name of the scouter or scout and the jamboree
      > troop number. These messages are then put out for
      > pickup on the regular net for the jamboree. If
      > there
      > are no takers for the messages, the staff will
      > deliver
      > the messages as they can. K2BSA also will receive
      > packet messages. At the moment I don't know what
      > the
      > mode name is we will be running nor the frequency.
      >
      > During the day K2BSA will operate on all bands.
      > These
      > were published in a previous note for this group.
      > However the scouts do have a tendency to want to go
      > up
      > and down a band so be prepared. The official
      > callign
      > going out will be K2BSA/7 and will mainly operate in
      > the General Class bands. We will also be running
      > satellite, packet and 2M. There will be a repeater
      > on
      > site for the Jamboree use by any ham operator. If
      > you
      > are a ham we encourage you to bring your HTs. We do
      > operate an emergency net from time to time and are
      > in
      > charge of backup EMCOMM.
      >
      > QSL cards will be handled by staff. They will be
      > sent
      > out after the jamboree is over. These cards have
      > been
      > made up already and will be at the K2BSA tent for
      > pickup by any ham in attandance or visiting who
      > contacts K2BSA via 2M. Also stop by and pick up ham
      > sign information that you can put on your tent to
      > show
      > you have radio capability during the jamboree. We
      > encourage you to visit us at K2BSA or at the Merit
      > Badge Midway Radio Merit Badge.
      >
      > Al Koch -- KA8JJN/K2BSA Jamboree Staff
      >
      > --- wb3lgc@... wrote:
      >
      > >
      > > In a message dated 7/15/2005 10:23:34 A.M. Eastern
      > > Standard Time,
      > > k9wis@... writes:
      > >
      > > Will K2BSa be checking into traffic nets during
      > the
      > > Jamboree? Or do they have a liason that will pick
      > > up
      > > traffic for them and deliver it? (I have seen
      > > something about i/o of traffic
      > > via packet to the VA system. also message
      > traffic
      > > on the 7pm VHF net to
      > > sub-camps)
      > >
      > > Will K2BSA accept formal traffic on the Scout
      > > Frequencies during normal operaing times. (not
      > sure,
      > > don't see why not other
      > > then not expecting it)
      > >
      > > How much traffic does K2BSA generate from scouts
      > > sending messages home to family and friends? Is
      > it
      > > encouraged? (lots, yes. stop by the message desk
      > at
      > > K2BSA/4.)
      > >
      > > The information you guys are providing is coming
      > > together for a nice article for our net's
      > > newsletter.
      > >
      > > Thanks
      > > Brian K9WIS
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > (73, steve WB3LGC)
      > >
      >
      >
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