amateur radio station HB9S of the World Scout Bureau
in Geneva will operated again this JOTA from the Geneva
Scout Centre "Les
Perouses" on the outskirts of Geneva for
the full JOTA weekend.
Coordinates: 46° 12' 18" 38 N, 6° 2' 19"
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station will be active on all short-wave and VHF bands
during the full JOTA weekend. In addition, HB9S will
use the Echolink network to connect to distant radio
stations. With a bit of luck, you may be able to make
a contact using your local repeater station and just
a portable radio.
HB9S, you can speak directly with the World Scout
Bureau staff. The station is run by an international
team of Scout radio operators. This year's team:
Yves, HB9AOF, station manager
Richard, PA3BAR, World JOTA Organizer
operators will be supported by a training group of
Swiss Scout leaders and a rover Scout group from Annemasse,
will be particulary equipped this year for long-distance
contacts on 40 m. Also we will be capable to make
contacts in PSK32, SSTV and other digital modes.
you can connect HB9S directly on node number 140006.
Alternatively, you can connect yourself to the Geneva
repeater HB9GE (439.425 MHz / CTCSS 67 Hz) with node
number 193835 and call us on UHF. Please use this
restrictively as it does occupy the UHF repeater of
all bands: HB9S will be at or close to the World
may send requests for pre-arranged contacts (skeds)
in advance to the station manager by email: email@example.com.
Please note the propagation predictions when selecting
a contact with HB9S may sometimes take some patience.
Usually many stations are calling at the same time.
The operators will do their very best to make contact
with Scout stations world-wide and speak to Scouts
in as many languages as possible.
forward to meet you on the air....!