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JOTA-JOTI 2022

Event Details

 

The Golden Gate Area Council International Committee presents Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) 2022 and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) 2022.

Jamboree-on-the-Air is an annual International 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. 

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 15, 2022
Time:    Come anytime from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. VISITORS FOR THE BEST EXPERIENCE, PLEASE PICK A 1 HOUR TIME SLOT.
Typical time onsite is 1 hour.

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

Cost:    $10 includes JOTA patch and general admission into Pacificon. For Cub Scout and Scouts BSA, please come in Full- Uniform. Kit building has an additional cost. For Scouts BSA, merit badges cost $10 (Radio) and $20 (Electronics) please sign up as only a limited number of seats. Only one merit badge is offered for each scout.

Registration:  Registration required
Parents should register IF they want a patch and want to participate in JOTA/JOTI.  Parents must remain with their Cub Scout during the event (NO drop and go).

Notes

For All Scouts:

All scouts will learn about amateur radio - what it is, how it works, types of equipment, and how to use it.  Scouts will have an opportunity to practice 2-way radio communications using UHF radios and will have a chance to listen to and talk to other scouts and ham radio operators participating in Jamboree-on-the-Air.

For Cub Scouts:

Adult participant is required. 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 3 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 1-2 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. Plan to arrive between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

 

Activities:

● Participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air by talking and listening on Amateur Radio

● Work on the Radio Merit Badge (9am-3pm) – limited space first come first serve & only – register at: (see above). (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., please have an early lunch on your own) Each scout can only earn 1 merit badge at the event. Cost is $15. You must register for this separately from the sessions. Registration is on side panel of this page

● Work on the Electronics Merit Badge (9am-3pm) – limited space first come first serve & Scouts BSAonly – register at: (see above). (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., please have an early lunch on your own) Each scout can only earn 1 merit badge at the event. Cost is $20, electronics kit included. You must register for this separately from the sessions. Registration is on side panel of this page. 

● tentative: One-Day Amateur Radio Technician License Class (8 am to 4 pm. Registration, what to bring and the fee, click here) 

● Amateur Radio License exams (new, upgrade and retake) are ongoing. Sat.: 8 a.m.- 1 p.m.; Sun.: 8 a.m.- 12 p.m.; (click here)

● Electronic kit assembly (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.) – meets Electronic Merit Badge partial requirements (bring $5 for the electronic kit options) and plan 1-2 hours of time. More info here

● 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!!! If interested contact Dave Shaw (daves@2geeks.org). Zoom call with the Japenese scouts will be provided. No additional cost for the overnight program.

● Browsing the latest technology of radio electronic in the Pacificon’s Vendor Exhibit Hall found here

● Limited number of Jamboree-on-the-Air 2022 patches will be available. Be sure to register at : pending (see above) by October 12 to ensure you get a patch.

● Although the merit badge activities will only be on October 15, Scouts can come again on October 16 for the kit building, etc. There is no charge for entrance fee if full uniform is worn.

Questions? Contact:

  • Dave Shaw - WB6WTM; daves@2geeks.org;  C:650-438-9805
  • Roy Adam - N6FUN;  n6fun@pacbell.net;  C:510-932-9815
Contact
When & Where
.Electronics Merit Badge
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-15-2022 9:00 AM PT to 3:00 PM PT Past
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.Radio Merit Badge
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-15-2022 9:00 AM PT to 3:00 PM PT Past
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JOTA: 9-10 am session
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-15-2022 9:00 AM PT to 10:00 AM PT Past
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JOTA: 10-11 am session
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-15-2022 10:00 AM PT to 11:00 AM PT Past
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JOTA: 11am-12pm session
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-15-2022 11:00 AM PT to 12:00 PM PT Past
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JOTA: 12-1 pm session
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-15-2022 12:00 PM PT to 1:00 PM PT Past
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JOTA: 1-2 pm session
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-15-2022 1:00 PM PT to 2:00 PM PT Past
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JOTA: 2-3 pm session
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-15-2022 2:00 PM PT to 3:00 PM PT Past
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JOTA: 3-4 pm session
San Ramon Marriott
Saturday 10-15-2022 3:00 PM PT to 4:00 PM PT Past
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