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Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) takes place annually every third weekend on October, alongside Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI). In JOTA Scouts and Guides around the world communicate with each other using radio amateur contacts. First JOTA was arranged in 1958.  
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'''Jamboree on the Air''', known by its acronym '''JOTA''', is an international [[Scouting]] and [[Girl Guides|Guiding]] activity held annually;<ref name="ScoutsOnTheAir">{{cite news|title=Scouts Jamboree on the Air'|publisher=[[The Irish Times]]|date=18 October 1963|id={{ProQuest|524146608}}}}</ref> it is on the third full weekend in October. First held in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of Scouting in 1957, it was devised by [[Leslie R. Mitchell]],<ref name=BennettCSMonitor>{{cite news|last1=Bennett|first1=Harold F.|title=Scouts tune in all over world: Calling all Scouts!|publisher=[[Christian Science Monitor]]|date=16 September 1965}}</ref> a radio amateur with the callsign G3BHK. It is now considered the largest event scheduled by the [[World Organization of the Scout Movement]] annually.<ref name="autogenerated1">[http://www.scout.org/en/information_events/events/jota/all_about_jota All about JOTA / JOTA / Events / Information & Events / Home - World Organization of the Scout Movement<!-- Bot generated title -->] {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20120716210642/http://www.scout.org/en/information_events/events/jota/all_about_jota_and_how_to_join_in |date=2012-07-16 }}</ref>
  
JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with nearly one million Scouts participating across 160+ countries the third weekend of October.
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[[Amateur radio operator]]s from all over the world participate with over 500,000 Scouts and Guides<ref>[http://home.tiscali.nl/worldscout/Jota/jota.htm JOTA<!-- Bot generated title -->] {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20070824164735/http://home.tiscali.nl/worldscout/Jota/jota.htm |date=2007-08-24 }}</ref> to teach them about radio and to assist them to contact their fellow Scouts and Guides by means of [[amateur radio]] and since 2004, by the [[VOIP]]-based [[Echolink]].<ref name="autogenerated1" /> This provides the Scouts and Guides with a means of learning about fellow Scouts and Guides from around the world. Scouts and Guides are also encouraged to send paper or electronic confirmations known as "[[QSL cards]]", or "eQSLs<ref>http://www.scout.org/en/information_events/events/jota/all_about_jota/e_qsl{{dead link|date=December 2017 |bot=InternetArchiveBot |fix-attempted=yes }}</ref>" when they are sent electronically. In recent years, a parallel [[Jamboree on the Internet]] (JOTI) has developed. It is an adjunct to the [[World Scout Jamboree]].
  
The JOTA radio stations are operated by licensed amateur radio operators. Operators help and advice scouts and guides of all ages to use the equipment and communication protocols.  
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The event is recognized as one of international participation by the various Scout and Guide organisations, and supports several awards which are a part of Scouting and Guiding programmes. The [[Boy Scouts of America]] recognizes this as an international Scouting event for Citizenship in the World [[Merit badge (Boy Scouts of America)|Merit Badge]].
  
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==See also==
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*[[Guides on the Air]]
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*[[Jamboree on the Trail]] (JOTT)
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*[[Jamboree on the Internet]] (JOTI)
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* [[Radio Merit Badge Activity Planner]]
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==References==
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==External links==
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* [https://www.k2bsa.net/jota/ K2BSA Amateur Radio Association]
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* [http://www.scouting.org/jota.aspx/ Boy Scouts of America JOTA Information]
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* [http://www.arrl.org/jamboree-on-the-air-jota/ American Radio Relay League]
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* {{Official website}}
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{{Scouting}}
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[[Category:Scouting jamborees]]
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[[Category:Amateur radio operating awards]]
 
== Links ==
 
== Links ==
 
* [http://www.world-jotajoti.info www.world-jotajoti.info]
 
* [http://www.world-jotajoti.info www.world-jotajoti.info]

Revision as of 23:49, 27 February 2020

Jamboree on the Air, known by its acronym JOTA, is an international Scouting and Guiding activity held annually;[1] it is on the third full weekend in October. First held in conjunction with the fiftieth anniversary of Scouting in 1957, it was devised by Leslie R. Mitchell,[2] a radio amateur with the callsign G3BHK. It is now considered the largest event scheduled by the World Organization of the Scout Movement annually.[3]

Amateur radio operators from all over the world participate with over 500,000 Scouts and Guides[4] to teach them about radio and to assist them to contact their fellow Scouts and Guides by means of amateur radio and since 2004, by the VOIP-based Echolink.[3] This provides the Scouts and Guides with a means of learning about fellow Scouts and Guides from around the world. Scouts and Guides are also encouraged to send paper or electronic confirmations known as "QSL cards", or "eQSLs[5]" when they are sent electronically. In recent years, a parallel Jamboree on the Internet (JOTI) has developed. It is an adjunct to the World Scout Jamboree.

The event is recognized as one of international participation by the various Scout and Guide organisations, and supports several awards which are a part of Scouting and Guiding programmes. The Boy Scouts of America recognizes this as an international Scouting event for Citizenship in the World Merit Badge.

See also

References

External links

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