There is no better time to start planning for JOTA then the present.
Field Day is just around the corner and that is where you can find out what
equipment clubs have, JOTA station lay out, finding personal to man the
stations, and various other things I forgot to mention. What you can decide
now is where are you going to hold JOTA(Get the location Secured), # of
stations, Modes & frequencies. Another consideration about location:
Radio Merit Badge classes???
# of scouts and adults expected
# of stations
# of Displays
And if in a building if there is sound problem (Echoes, crowds, etc)
how to hear the CW and Voice contacts
Some or most of these problems can be simply answered by the Field Day
Chairperson so ask around.
Martin A. Flynn,
Check out http://www.arrl.org/ead/#scout to find all the ARRL has about JOTA
including the frequencies.
I am trying to put together a web page for the Amateur Radio Scouter or
Scout about JOTA and Radio Merit Badge. It is located at
http://pages.prodigy.net/aws69/ . Please look at it and tell me what you
think. It is still under construction so be patient. If you have any JOTA or
Radio Merit Badge pages you want me to link it to then get me the address.
Alan Stumpf, KB3DHC
Assistant Scoutmaster Troop 377
Greater Pittsburgh Council
Enda Lechauhanne 57 | >>======> | This weekend Vigil !!!!
3rd Assistant Scoutmaster 2001 Jamboree Troop RED (No number yet)
North Hills Amateur Radio Club
JOTA Committee Chair
> Message: 1planning
> Date: Wed, 17 May 2000 22:16:01 -0700
> From: "Troop 54" <troop54@...>
> I know that JOTA is far off, but how soon in advance should I start
> activities with my Troop.
> Max Manghelli - KD7GES
> Junior Assistant Scoutmaster
> Troop 54 Veneta Oregon