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JOTA-JOTI 2019

Event Details

Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI)

Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club and Boy Scout of America Mount Diablo Silverado Council-International Committee are presenting Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) 2019 and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) 2019 at Pacificon 2019 (http://www.pacificon.org/).

The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves. Each year about half-a-million Scouts and Guides “get together” over the airwaves for the annual JOTA.  JOTI is a similar event but uses the Internet. 

Video introduction to JOTA-JOTI: https://vimeo.com/191558208

Scouting Magazine article on JOTA-JOTI: https://blog.scoutingmagazine.org/2018/06/21/

Date:    Saturday, October 19, 2019.

Time:    Come anytime from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Typical time onsite is 1-3 hours.

Place:   PACIFICON, San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA

Cost:

  • JOTA patch plus entrance to Pacificon  $10
  • JOTA & JOTI patches plus entrance to Pacificon  $15
  • Option 1: Radio Merit Badge (Scouts BSA & Venture only)  $5
  • Option 2: Electronics Merit Badge (Scouts BSA & Venture only)  $5  (Kit building has additional cost - $5 to 20).
  • Option 3: Special Overnight Program (Scouts BSA & Venture only)  $10

General admission of parent into Pacificon with Cub Scout and Scouts BSA is included IF youth is in full uniform (or adult leader in full uniform).

Note:  Lunch will NOT be provided, so bring your own.

For Cub Scouts:
Plan to spend about one hour for a docent-led tour of the event, including listening (and possibly talking) to Ham Radio operators around the country and world.  We will also have computers for the JOTI online communications.  Come any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Webelos/AOL scouts will have an opportunity to complete Requirement 10.d. for Building a Better World Adventure.

For Scouts BSA & Venturers:
Plan to spend about 1-3 hours for a docent-led tour of the event, including listening (and possibly talking) to Ham Radio operators around the country and world.  We will also have computers for the JOTI online communications.  Come any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Activities:

  • Participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air by talking and listening on Amateur Radios
  • Work on the Radio Merit Badge – limited space first come first serve &  Scouts BSA only – register at: (see above).  (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., please have an early lunch on your own)
  • Work on the Electronics Merit Badge – limited space first come first serve & Scouts BSA only – register at: (see above).  (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., please have an early lunch on your own)
  • One-Day Amateur Radio Technician License Class (8 am to 4 pm.  Registration, what to bring and the fee at: https://sites.google.com/a/mdarc.org/pacificon2019/education-and-forums/license-classes-2-ea/technician-class)  
  • Amateur Radio License exams (new, upgrade and retake) are ongoing. Sat.: 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.; Sun.: 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.; (info: https://sites.google.com/a/mdarc.org/pacificon2019/education-and-forums/license-testing)
  • Electronic kit assembly (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) – meets Electronic Merit Badge partial requirements (bring $5-20 for the electronic kit options) and plan 1-2 hours of time. 
  • More info at:  https://sites.google.com/a/mdarc.org/pacificon2019/education-and-forums/kit-building  
  • Optional special overnight program (6 p.m. to 7 a.m.) with radio communications to Asia & Europe, dinner & breakfast, and service hours for vendor equipment security watch!!!
  • Browsing the latest technology of radio electronic in the Pacificon’s Vendor Exhibit Hall https://sites.google.com/a/mdarc.org/pacificon2019/finding-everything/directions-map
  • Limited number of Boy Scout of America Jamboree-on-the-Air 2019 patches will be available.  Be sure to register by October 12 to ensure you get a patch.
  • Although the merit badge activities will only be on October 19, Scouts can come again on October 20 for the kit building, etc. There is no charge for entrance fee if full uniform is worn.
Contact
When & Where
1: JOTA patch plus Pacificon
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-19-2019 9:00 AM PT to 4:00 PM PT Past
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2: JOTA and JOTI patches plus Pacificon
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-19-2019 9:00 AM PT to 4:00 PM PT Past
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3: Electronics Merit Badge (NOT for Cub Scouts)
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-19-2019 9:15 AM PT to 3:00 PM PT Past
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4: Radio Merit Badge (NOT for Cub Scouts)
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-19-2019 9:15 AM PT to 3:00 PM PT Past
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5: Special Nighttime Program (NO Cubs)
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-19-2019 5:00 PM PT to
Sunday 10-20-2019 7:00 AM PT Past
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STAFF
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-19-2019 5:15 PM PT to 6:00 PM PT Past
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