[amsat-bb] JOTA this weekend
tjschuessler at verizon.net
Mon Oct 10 18:40:19 PDT 2011
Jamboree on the Air is the annual joint activity between Scouting and Ham
Radio. Held worldwide for 48 hours on October 15th and 16th. Many Amateur
Radio groups all over the world will be helping Scouts and Guides make
contacts via various modes and bands, including our satellites.
I will again be managing the JOTA effort at the National Scouting Museum in
Irving, Texas using call K2BSA/5. Although this is a daytime only operation
Saturday, we hope to run SSB and FM passes of VO-52, AO-27 and AO-51 as well
as tracking some beacon passes. Unfortunately there are no good ISS passes
for our part of the US during the daytime hours.
My encouragement to the satellite community is to please give way to any of
these JOTA groups you might hear throughout the weekend. We have a
wonderful opportunity to influence the upcoming generation of potential Hams
and successful JOTA contacts work toward that end.
In short, Let the Scouts have the birds this weekend, or at least, give a
JOTA station a call. You will be glad you did and the Scouts will be quite
2713 Lake Gardens Drive
Irving, Texas 75060
n5hyp at arrl.net
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