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: TBD. includes JOTA patch and general admission into Pacificon for Cub Scout and Scouts BSA (ONLY for Youth in full uniform or adult leader accompanying Scouts in full uniform). Kit building has additional cost (see below).
Registration: Registration required at: https://scoutingevent.com/023-31467
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 1-2 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. Come any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.