JAMBOREE ON THE AIR 2021
WHAT IS THE JAMBOREE-ON-THE-AIR (JOTA)?
The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world connect with each other by means of amateur radio. Short-wave radio signals carry their voices to virtually any corner of the world. It's the shear excitement of having a live conversation with a fellow Scout or Guide at some other place in the world that attracts so many young people to this event. JOTA is a real Jamboree during which Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared.
The use of amateur-radio techniques offers an extra educational dimension for Scouts. Many grasp the opportunity to discover the world of wireless radio techniques and electronics. Thousands of volunteer radio amateurs assist the Scouts over the JOTA weekend with their knowledge, equipment and enthusiasm.
WHEN IS IT?
Jamboree-on-the-Air is held the third weekend in October. A change in policy from previous years, there is no set time for the start or end. Since it isn’t a contest, there’s no designating starting point. The JOTA 2021 starts at 00:00 h local time on 16 October and runs up to 23:59 h local time on 17 October. When your station is ready to go, get on the air and make contacts. You'll have the whole weekend! Note that details for use of special radio licenses, operating times and allowance for Scouts to use radio transmitters may vary per country
HOW TO TAKE PART?
To take part in the Jamboree-On-The-Air and experience the excitement of long-distance, wireless radio contacts requires the help of a licensed amateur-radio operator. This is not as difficult as it looks like at first glance. Such a person can easily be found via the national amateur-radio organization in your country. Each country where Scouting exists has such an organization. For the USA the ARRL is the national liason and more info can be found here>>
Radio amateurs throughout the world are very keen on helping Scouts to take part in the JOTA.
HAMFEST INFORMATION 2021
W4DXCC DX and Contest Convention
Start Date: 09/24/2021
End Date: 09/25/2021
Location: Mainstay Suites and Convention Center
410 Pine Mountain Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Type: ARRL Convention
Public Contact: Dave Anderson , K4SV
1271 Red Fox Road Tryon, NC 28782
Slidell EOC Hamfest and W9DYV Radio Symposium, ARRL Louisiana State Convention
Start Date: 10/08/2021
End Date: 10/09/2021
Location: Slidell City Auditorium
2056 2nd Street
Slidell, LA 70458
Sponsor: Ozone Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Convention
Talk-In: 147.270 MHz PL-114.8 Hz
Public Contact: David Hartley , K5OZ
1059 Parkpoint Drive Slidell, LA 70461
Hamfest Chattanooga 2021
Start Date: 10/16/2021
End Date: 10/16/2021
Location: Camp Jordan Amphitheater
Camp Jordan Pkwy
East Ridge, TN
Sponsor: Chattanooga Amateur Radio Club
Type: ARRL Hamfest
Talk-In: 146.790, pl 107.2
Public Contact: Gary Ownsby , AK4ZX
5251-C Highway 153, #127 Hixson, TN 37343
Amateur Radio Testing Information
If you're interested in testing to earn or upgrade an amateur radio license please join us at our monthly meetings.
Test sessions begin at 1:30PM.
Advance registration at Hamstudy.org is encouraged but not required.
For questions: Contact Darin Dykes (KK5WA) or Loma Westmoreland (KU5J) at
For information about what to bring to the exam session, click here.
Club News and Notes
Next Club Meeting: Oct 10, 2021
- Pizza in the Park and Fox Hunt at Next meeting (Cabot Community Park)
- Darin Dykes is the new Repeater Trustee
- Still workin out hardware issues for the Echolink node
- Need volunteers for Net Control