JOTA/ JOTI (Jamboree On The Air and Jamboree On The Internet)

Sat 19th Oct - Sun 20th Oct 2013

JOTA / JOTI { Jamboree On The Air and Jamboree On The Internet } is on the weekend off 19th / 20th October 2013.

If you are interested or are running a JOTA / JOTI station please contact Hydren Harrison { GW 1 IOT } on hydren1961@hotmail.co.uk  so that he can make a list of Welsh Group that are taking part in this years JOTA  / JOTI 2013,

If you are interested in your Group taking part and need help in where to turn to please contact Hydren and he will point you to a Radio Club or Society that may be able to help you.  

Click here to download the JOTA Fact Sheet FS120521

The Radio Scouting Team look forward to contacting you during the 56th JOTA 2013.

What is Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA)?

The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio contacts. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves.

When Scouts want to meet young people from another country they usually think of attending a World Jamboree or another international gathering. But few people realize that each year about half-a-million Scouts and Guides "get together" over the airwaves for the annual Jamboree-on-the--Air (JOTA). Modern communication technology offers Scouts the exciting opportunity to make friends in other countries without even leaving home.....

Since 1958 when the first jamboree-on-the-Air was held, thousands of Scouts and Guides have "met" each other through this event. Not only is it fun to talk to Scouts from other parts of the world but it provides also a chance to find out about other countries and about Scouting elsewhere. Many contacts made during the JOTA have resulted in penpals and links between scout troops that have lasted for many years.

If you would like the Radio Scouting Wales team to help you run a radio event please contact Hydren on

hydren1961@hotmail.co.uk