What is JOTA? Jamboree on the Air , or JOTA, is the largest Scouting event in the world. In a typical year nearly 1 million Scouts participate with over 11,000 stations operated by 20,000+ amateur radio operators in operation from 150+ countries around the world. This year an event will be held in Cherokee County Georgia to help Scouts advance their knowledge of communications and earn merit badges.
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Event Information Cherokee County Georgia Section will have a JOTA event open to all Boy Scouts in the county wishing to complete their Radio Merit Badge by operating an Amateur radio Station. We will also be teaching the Radio Merit Badge class on Saturday October 21, 2017
Event Coordinator is David Crandall - W4DTX - Den Leader for Pack 8880
This site to convey information to those participating in this event.
We have secured special 1x1 call sign, K4R for this event.
What radio stations are planned?
Tentative plan is to have operational the following stations: > 20 Meter SSB Station (Voice) > 15/80 Meter SSB Station (Voice) > 40 Meter SSB Station (Voice) > 20 Meter Digital Station CW Station (Morse Code) > Satellite Station – (Voice) > VHF/UHF Repeater (Use EchoLink to connect to other repeaters) (Voice) > Skype terminal to talk with Scouts in other locations
When will we be operating? Our plans are to be operating our stations from 9am to 9pm the day of the event, October 21, 2017
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