Why You Should Sign Up Your JOTA-JOTI Location

JOTA-JOTI Sign Up TodayJamboree on the Air and Jamboree on the Internet will soon be here. The third weekend in October, this year 14-16 October, will see an explosion of communication across the amateur radio airwaves and the Internet with over a million Scouts and Guides participating across 150+ countries.

Sign Up Benefits Everyone

So, who will be on for the weekend? The only way to know ahead of time is to sign up your location. Once you’ve signed up, the other locations around the world will know to look for you. Likewise, you’ll be able to see at a glance all the rest of the locations from across town to the other side of the Earth.

Our theme is “Discover Our World” and this is a great way to determine who’s on and to map out your own effort to discover our world. Plus, when you sign up you’ll receive your JID code so you can participate in JamPuz.

How Do I Sign Up?

First, make sure you’ve created a Scout.org profile and that you’ve logged into Scout.org. This sets you up to access all the webpages you’ll need.

Second, start at the JOTA-JOTI Sign Up page. Only one person needs to sign up for your location, which will be good for everyone who attends. Follow the links on the sign up page to enter the system.

What Information Will I Need?

You’ll sign up by selecting your country, choosing WOSM or WAGGGS, selecting your National Scout Organization, and then filling in:

  • Name of Group or Event – This would be your Scout group or your special event name.
  • Location – Town or City.
  • Amateur Radio Call Sign – If you’re going to participate on amateur radio.
  • IRC Nick Name – This is your nickname that you’ve registered on ScoutLink or another Internet chat service.
  • Other Identifiers – This can include your Skype, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • When You Plan to Take Part – Select all that apply from Friday to Sunday.
  • Contact Person Name and Email – This is the contact person for your location.

That’s all the information you need. Click the “submit” button and you’ll be registered. You’ll also receive an email confirming your sign up. That email will contain a link you can follow to make any needed changes to your information.

You’ll find the list of all stations at Registered Stations. Search for your own and for others you know or would like to contact during JOTA-JOTI weekend.

Sign Up is Just the Starting Point

Once you’ve signed up and viewed the online list of all locations, you’ll be all set for JOTA-JOTI weekend. That’s where the fun starts.

But don’t stop there. You can also report on your activities after the event. Your National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator will be in touch to collect your reports. You can find the full list for each country at National JOTA-JOTI Coordinator.

Your coordinator will be assembling the full report for all JOTA-JOTI locations in your country. Needed information includes:

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

They may also ask for some of your best photos and stories of your JOTA-JOTI weekend.

Sign Up is Simple – Do It Now

It is simple and straightforward. So go to the JOTA-JOTI Sign Up page now and make it happen.

Looking forward to seeing your location listed and to contacting you during the weekend.

World JOTA-JOTI Team

Conversations, not just contacts

JamPuz is about conversations, not just contacts

JamPuz is a key part of JOTA-JOTI.  Whether you are taking part in JOTA-JOTI over the internet or over the airwaves (or both) you can use JamPuz to bring an added dimension to your JOTA-JOTI weekend.

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The objective of JamPuz is for young people to have conversations with a wide range of people.  As part of the conversation they exchange a “JID” code.  The JID code (or JamPuz ID) is a unique identifier for the location.  The code gives information on the WOSM region and a code for the country.

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During the course of the weekend the JID codes are collected on a log sheet. There are a series of sheets to complete.  This involves recording the conversations and JID exchanges with people from a variety of regions of the world, and from a variety of countries.  In addition there are other elements of the JID to collect.

We are keen to stress that JamPuz is about conversations with other people.  In the past we have seen very brief contacts when an individual asks for a JID and then moves on to someone else.  JamPuz is not a speed challenge to make as many brief contacts as possible, it is about conversations.  We would like JIDs to be exchanged as part of a conversation.  Leaders are asked to convey this to their young people during JOTA-JOTI.

The JID codes are issued to each registered location – JIDs are allocated to locations, not to individual participants.  That means that people taking part in JOTA-JOTI at the same location will all be using the same JID.  The JID code will be issued to the contacts completing the sign-up (or registration) process.  Some national organisations operate a national registration system; this does not constitute registration with the World JOTA-JOTI Team and so will not lead to being issued a JID.   All JOTA-JOTI locations are urged to sign-up with the World JOTA-JOTI Team so that they can be issued with a JID and also receive other JOTA-JOTI information.

If you have not taken part in JamPuz before, then why not include it within your JOTA-JOTI weekend this year?

Further information on JamPuz is available at www.world-jotajoti.info/jampuz

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JamPuz JID poster 2016

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JOTA-JOTI Advanced Discovery Projects launched

New exciting programme suggestions for your JOTA-JOTI weekend:

With kind permission of the EIROforum publication “Science in School”, we are able to offer a number of JOTA-JOTI  special programmes.  These programmes are ready made recipes, that can be carried out with a little preparation by any Scout group. All needed materials are indicated.

They are aimed at introducing Scouts to basic science experiments and simple techniques in an informal and playful way. It is something Scouts do to “Discover our World”.

Download them all at http://world-jotajoti.info/advanced-discovery-projects/

 

RoverWay 2016 on the Air from Jambville France

rovHello everyone from RoverWay 2016, a gathering of 5,000 rovers in Jambville, France.

There will be Scouts on the air and online thanks to Radioscoutisme Français, so please join us!

Our call ID is TM16RW. The frequencies are:
7090 kHz
14290 kHz

Operators will be transmitting most of the time until august 14. However, the best times will be when we’ll have participants around:

August 8, Monday 9:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 16:00 (CEST) 7:00 – 9:00 & 12:00 – 14:00 (GMT)
August 9, Tuesday 9:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 16:00 (CEST) 7:00 – 9:00 & 12:00 – 14:00 (GMT)
August 11, Thursday 9:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 16:00 (CEST) 7:00 – 9:00 & 12:00 – 14:00 (GMT)
August 12, Friday 9:00 – 11:00 & 14:00 – 16:00 (CEST) 7:00 – 9:00 & 12:00 – 14:00 (GMT)

Please be on the air and listening on our frequencies so they’ll have a chance to talk with other scouts!

The QSL manager will be F8WBE, via Bureau.

On the same days we’ll have participants online on scoutlink on the channels #francais, #english (and maybe others).

Gino Lucrezi

Scout camps with an amateur radio station

Update:

Looking for an exciting radio contact from your summer- or holiday Scout camp?

Then check the World Scout Frequencies for these stations operating from larger Scout camps: