[amsat-bb] Jamboree on the Air, October 16 &17 -- Let the Scouts have the Birds.

Tom Schuessler tjschuessler at verizon.net
Tue Sep 21 08:15:59 PDT 2010

Greetings to the list,

The 53rd Jamboree on the Air is coming up on October 16th and 17th and many
groups who are hosting events for Scouts are going to attempt to do
satellite contact demos.  These contacts always stir up lots of excitement
for the Scouts present.  As a person who is leading up a JOTA event at the
National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas as K2BSA/5, I would like to
request as much leeway as possible be given on those dates for Scout groups,
especially on the FM birds.  Many of these portable stations will be using
HTs and Arrow/Elk antennas and just will lose out on things if they get
buried by high power, fixed stations.

The whole purpose of JOTA is to expose the Scouting community to the
excitement of Ham radio and we want to present as positive an image as we
can on that weekend.

I know this is just one guys opinion and I also know that this mailing list
only goes to a small percentage of Hams involved with Satellite
communications, but hopefully it will help to keep things sane on that

I thank you all for your time and consideration in reading this and hope you
get involved with a JOTA location near you.  These kids are our future in
the hobby.
Tom Schuessler de N5HYP
2713 Lake Gardens Drive
Irving, Texas  75060
214-403-1464 (Cell)
n5hyp at arrl.net

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