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64th Jamboree on the Air
Celebrating 64 Years Connecting Scouts
16th - 17th October 2021

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 2021
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 GB4NDS......
64th Jamboree on the Air 2021

In 2021 the station is supporting a District camp. The Station willl be on the air between 09:00 and 18:00 Local time on Saturday 16th October and from 09:00 to 15:00 on Sunday 17th October 2021.

We have a large number of activities running. We will be active on 28Mhz, 21Mhz, 14Mhz, 7Mhz and 3.5Mhz on the HF bands. and possibly 144 Mhz on the VHF band. We are also hoping to operate FT8 Data modes (computer to computer), Receiving data from space.

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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