Youngsters on the Air

1609018_672647026135751_781153490_o-01Hi All JOTA-JOTI Participants!

I hope you had a great experience this year and made lots of new friends during JOTA-JOTI weekend. Those of you who would like to get more into the amateur radio world, after having first glimpse of it during JOTA-JOTI, there is another exciting way of participating and making new friends on radio frequencies. It’s called YOTA, which stands for Youngsters on the Air.

YOTA is organized by young radio amateurs. The basic idea is to get beginners on the air, those who are interested about radio amateur work, but have not yet had the opportunity to do so.

ym_grey_450Every year there is YOTA month, which is going on right now in December. YOTA is mainly organized in IARU Region 1 (Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Northern Asia), but other areas are coming along.

The best way to get started is to read more about YOTA at http://www.ham-yota.com/ or from their Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/youngstersontheair/ or their Twitter at https://twitter.com/hamyota

Then contact your local radio amateur club and arrange with them a shorter or longer visit to jump into a totally new and exciting world!

Hannu “Banda” Rättö, OH7GIG
World JOTA-JOTI Team

Did you post your JOTA-JOTI Story?

Last year we reported that over 1 million Scouts were active during JOTA-JOTI weekend across 151 countries and nearly 18,000 stations. We’ve posted the highlights and the full report.

So, where did we get those numbers?

The annual numbers are compiled from reports submitted by National JOTA-JOTI Coordinators. Your coordinator will be assembling the full report for all locations in your country.

How can I make sure my location report is included?

Contact your National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator with your location’s information. You can find the full list for each country at National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator. They may also have a reporting system where you can submit your information online or via email.

What information is needed?

zs-20161015_162832The information they’ll be collecting includes:

  • Number of participants (Scouts and Guides)
  • Number of visitors (non-Scouts)
  • Number of amateur radio operators
  • Number of contacts
  • List of countries contacted
  • Communication channels used

How about photos, videos, and Scout stories?

SV 10245377_856661904366012_7814956110575330068_n copyYou bet! Your National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator would be delighted to receive some of the best photos and videos from your event.

You can also provide short stories and Scout impressions of your JOTA-JOTI weekend as well. You can find a suggestions with examples at Station Report Best Practices.

Provide your report and watch for the 2016 World JOTA-JOTI Report

3v8-14711247_1782875395301904_1397407519266997365_oCollect your numbers this coming weekend, snap some great photos and videos, and then provide them to your National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator.

We’d appreciate if you can also enter a selection on our on-line reporting tool here. After submitting, the system will send you your official JOTA_JOTI participation card.

Watch for the World JOTA-JOTI 2016 Report. We’ll have it completed and published early next year. It’s all part of celebrating the fun of 2016 while getting ready for 2017.

Thanks for all you do for Scouting and for JOTA-JOTI.

Now tell us all about it!

Tell your story…..and get your card

You can now tell your JOTA-JOTI story.

We invite all participating groups to submit their stories, pictures and ideas in our on-line reporting tool.

After submitting your story, you will receive your official JOTA-JOTI particpation card.

To write us your JOTA-JOTI story, click here.

John Bont secret revealed……….

As the Kuala Lumpur station 9M4S is slowly winding down its activities ,  we may reveal one of the codes for John Bont’s adventures.

if you haven’t found it yet, here it is:

WSBM

Now quickly put that into the code machine, as in the game instructions, and get your reward.

 

What’s going on in Kuala Lumpur?

The World Scout Bureau in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia is full into the jota-joti event. On social media and radio links.

Joti radio streamed an interview with Secretary General Scott Teare earlier today directly from the WSB office. the first of 4 campfires sessions was just concluded and streamed by Joti tv.

Radio antennas have been mounted on top of the office building for 9M4S and you can also find us on Echolink

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Have you found us yet to get the John Bont code? At this moment 34 Scout groups found the solution and have their certificate.