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Jamboree on the Air/on the Internet (JOTA/JOTI) 2018

Event Status

Registration Open

Event Location

Scouts Canada HQ, 1345 Baseline Rd, Ottawa, ON, K2C 0A7

Event date

10/19/2018 - 12:00am - 10/21/2018 - 12:00am

Event Description

JAMBOREE ON THE AIR – JAMBOREE ON THE INTERNET - 2018

On October 19 to 21, 2018, JOTA will celebrate its 61st Anniversary, and JOTI will celebrate its 22nd Anniversary. JOTA is the largest on-air gathering of Scouts in the world. Scouters of all ages gather together with fellow Scouts around the world by two-way radio. The Scouts Canada National Museum will be holding an Open House to invite Voyageur Scouters, Youth, Families and Groups to join us and participate in the fun.

Our Amateur Radio Station, call sign VE3SHQ, will be operating under the guidance of our designated radio operator and his team for the whole weekend. VE3SHQ was acquired by our Museum and reactivated in 2017 for the first time in some 20 years, and has operated during Ottawa’s Doors Open in 2017 and 2018, during CJ 17 in July 2017, and for the JOTA-JOTI weekend last October. On that occasion contact was made with 21 Stations in 3 provinces in Canada, and 47 Stations in 16 States of the USA. All who participated had fun, several lively exchanges with fellow Scouts in Groups took place and, as part of JOTI, new “internet friends” were reported outside Canada.

The Open House venue will be at the rear of the Main Museum Room at Scout Headquarters. Open House hours will be Friday from 8:00 to 10:00 pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. For those interested in Amateur Radio, information will be available about how to qualify for an Amateur Radio license. We invite you to join us, and encourage you to come proudly wearing your Group neckers. Scouts Canada usually provides for the availability of nice JOTA/JOTI participation cards

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