RE: [Scoutradio] Digest Number 367
- Hi all,
I don't want to get in to the whole CW VS PSK31 discussion.
The JOTA is organized by the World JOTA Organizer (WJO, PA3BAR) with the
National JOTA Organizers (NJO).
Like Richard mentions in his reply he contacted some NJOs and they did not
indicated that there were problems.
The NJOs are the contacts for WOSM, the local communications authorities
(like the FCC in the USA), the local Amateur Radio Associations and the
Scout organizations. If this issue (or anything else) becomes a problem then
you have to bring it to the attention of your NJO. The NJO can contact the
organizations involved and other JOTA groups in your country to see if this
is really a big problem and then address this issue with the WJO and other
The NJO has more influence then you might have.
So if more HAMs think this is becoming a problem, organize and contact your
For a list of NJOs see the last pages of the world JOTA rapport.
CU Sjaak KG4PVX / PA3GVR
- At 09:55 -0400 22/04/2003, <PA3GVR@...> wrote:
>Hi all,That was just a side QSO, but it does illustrate the growing
>I don't want to get in to the whole CW VS PSK31 discussion.
popularity of PSK31.
>Agreed: during the 2002 JOTA, there were no significant problems.
>The JOTA is organized by the World JOTA Organizer (WJO, PA3BAR) with the
>National JOTA Organizers (NJO).
>Like Richard mentions in his reply he contacted some NJOs and they did not
>indicated that there were problems.
However, the point of this discussion is that any problems should be
precluded before they happen and, sooner or later, there WILL be a
major conflict between JOTA CW and PSK31 operators. Such a conflict
will result in a negative impression of JOTA, the World Scouting
Organization, and the Boy Scouts of America. This situation
necessitates an official change in the JOTA CW frequency on 20 meters.
>So if more HAMs think this is becoming a problem, organize and contact yourGood advice.
>For the United States, "Moyer, Ray WD8JKV" <mailto:RMoyer@...>
>For a list of NJOs see the last pages of the world JOTA rapport.
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