JOTA @ K9WIS
- We are scheduling groups of 3 or 4 in time slots of 90
minutes. The first 15 minutes of the time slot is
1.A very breif intro to ham radio.
2.How to decipher callsigns into country locations
3.Ham radio Q-signals and terminology that they may
encounter in a QSO.
4.How to Conduct a QSO
5. How to recognize a distress signal if they
encounter one while they are operating.
They will then have a choice as to the mode they want
to operate, We'll have SSB, CW and PSK31 avaialable.
Each scout has 20 minutes for his QSO or he can share
his time with he other scouts, as long each gets 20
minutes at the mike or key board.
At the end of the their opearting shift we'll get
together for a breif wrap up so they can recap their
experience and answer some questions that verify their
understanding of some of the Merit Badge requirements.
We'll also fill out Some QSL cards.
We'll present them with a certificate of participation
that indicates they have demonstrated mastery of
requirements 3.d 7a.1,2,3,5 and 8 of the radio merit
badge and that they took part in an international
They radio operators at K9WIS are all Radio Merit
Badge Counselors. If a scout decides at a later date
to persue the radio merit badge the JOTA certificate
can be presented to the counselor for credit.
For JOTA we just want to get then on the air and enjoy
themselves. The experience alone covers several MB
requirements. We suspect most of the scouts will be
here to fulfill the Citizen of the World MB
requirement but if we make the experience interesting
enough perhaps they will persue the Radio MB.
73, Brian K9WIS
PS The troop that is coming to shack is Troop 599
(599! Can you beleive it?)
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