Jamboree on the Air -- 22 Oct 06

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1.0 Overview

The Jamboree on the Air is an annual event sponsored by the World Organization of the Scout Movement in which Scouts from all over the world communicate with each other via Amateur Radio. Troop 45 will participate in JOTA by setting up an outdoor ham radio station on the top of King Hill in Etna. We will attempt to contact fellow scouts around the country and around the world.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

We will meet at a field on the top of King Hill in Etna on Sunday afternoon. We will spend an hour or so setting up the radio station, including using lashing to erect an antenna mast, building wire antennas for the appropriate operating frequencies, setting up a battery power supply, setting up a radio for operation on the 40 and 20-m ham bands. We will then try to contact other scouts around the world. Any scout may use the radio, although a licensed amateur radio operator must be in control of the operation.

2.2 Schedule of Events

Sunday 22Oct06
1400 -- Meet at the King's field on King Hill. Set up station.
1500 -- Begin operating.
1630 -- Tear down station.
1700 -- Depart.

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This should be a relatively easy, fun outing with no special challenges. Unless the weather is bad...

2.4 Special Requirements

Open to all scouts, scouters, and parents. There are no skill prerequisites for this outing.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 4Oct06

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 22Oct06

3.3 Costs


3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class B Uniform.
  • Equipment to be outdoors for several hours.
  • Water.
  • Snack.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment


    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit.
  • Spars.
  • Lashing rope.
  • Guyline rope.
  • Axe.
  • All-band HF transceiver.
  • Marine battery and connecting cable.
  • Power inverter.
  • 110 feet of wire for antennas.
  • Coax for feedline.
  • Nylon cord for antenna support.
  • Table.
  • Camp Chairs.

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: King Field
    Drop-off Time: 1400 Sunday 22Oct
    Pickup Point: Same
    Pickup Time: 1700 Same Day

    Driving directions from Hanover: East on Trescott Road to Etna. Left on Hanover Center road, past general store. Right on King Hill Road (opposite Etna Library). Proceed to top of hill, past the intersection with Laramie and the to gravel. The field is on the right about 0.3 miles from where King Road turns to gravel. Map

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee

  • Paul (KB1LSO)
  • NIk (KB1JYI)

    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Brown (AC4E)
  • Mr. Smith

    Approved YJB 19Oct06

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