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63rd Jamboree on the Air
Celebrating 63 Years Connecting Scouts
16th - 18th October 2020

In the Beginning...

The first Jamboree on the Air was held in 1958 following the success of the amateur radio station at the World Scout Jamboree at Sutton Coldfield in 1957. JOTA is the largest international Scouting event in the world with over 1.5 million Scouts and Guides taking part.
JOTA 2020
JOTA & Radio Scouting

Jamboree on the Air is the highlight of the Radio Scouting calendar, when Scouts have the opportunity to practice many of the skills they have discovered during the year. The Northampton Scout Amateur Radio Group has taken part in JOTA since 1981.

CQ de NSARG......
63rd Jamboree on the Air

Our Virtual Station will be open via Zoom from 1000 to 1200 hrs local time on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October 2020.

Our operators will be active from thier homes linked together via Zoom. We hope to be active on HF, VHF and UHF and may be able to allow Scouts to pass greetings mesages via Zoom. For further details of how to take part in JOTA/JOTI this year, visit

On the Air with Echolink
and Skype?

Once again this year we will be using the Internet to enhance our Jamboree on the Air station. We will be on the air with Echolink which allows us to contact Scouts around the world using amateur radio via the internet. In previous years, Skype has added a new dimension allowing Scouts to communicate via video link which will be repeating again this year.

World Scout Bureau

HB9S is the amateur radio station of  the World Scout Bureau. Click on the badge below to find out more about their station and Jamboree on the Air in Switzerland.
JOTA Documents & Links

fleur JOTA UK Fact Sheet(173k, PDF)
fleur Jamboree on the Air Clip-Art


JOTA Badges around the World

With around 1.5 million Scouts and Guides taking part in Jamboree on the Air each year, many countries issue special badges for the event. Here is one site where you can view JOTA badges from around the world - Jay's Patch Collection.


The Northampton Scout Amateur Radio Group provides opportunities for Beavers, Cubs and Scouts to complete the Communicator Badge and can also provide facilities for the Electronics badge and the Digital Citizen & Digital Maker staged activity badges.

Click on  the logo below to visit JOTA sites around the world

Radio Scouting UK Scouting Nederlands World Scout Bureau Scouts Canada Australia
United Kingdom Scouting Netherlands World Scout Bureau Scouts Canada Australia
Sweden Switzerland Brazil Denmark Boy Scouts of America
Sweden Switzerland Brazil Denmark Boy Scouts of America

Be prepared

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