to our on-line library. Here you can find all sorts
of programme resource material. It can be used to
prepare your JOTA weekend or for other occasions,
e.g. large summer camps.
library mainly has english and french material; however,
other language sources are possible too. To easily
translate the material in a language of your liking,
cut and paste it into the on-line
doucuments on this page are written in pdf format.
You need to download only once the free Acrobat Reader
to be able to read these documents. If Acrobat is
already on your computer, you do not need to download
download documents, put your mouse pointer over the
link and right click. Go to "save target as...". This
wil allow you to download the pdf or zip file and
save it to a local disk
helpers (incl. J-code and propagation wizard)
new press guide will help you write your JOTA press
release, make contact with the news media and compose
a succesfull presentation of your JOTA activity.
The World JOTA Report
shows you all the different JOTA stories of the participating
countries, statistical information, kit-builiding
ideas and much more. With photos and graphics in full
colour. Relive the JOTA weekend and download it from
this web site.
a results of many hours of report scanning, we can
now present ALL 47 World JOTA Reports
here on line. (The first 3 JOTA's did not have a World
Report published). All files are compatible with Acrobat
reader 6.0 or higher and are optimized for web viewing.
versions of the World JOTA Report can be ordered from
historic overview of half-a-century of international
Scout exchanges via radio has been published as well
in a limited edition. It can be ordered here on line
as long as stock lasts.Click the picture to see the
very remarkable recording was presented in July by
Gordon Dennis, the son of Alan Dennis, G3CNV, who
was the first operator of GB3SP. The recording has
some of the amateur radio contacts and news broadcasts
of this very first amateur radio station that ever
operated from a World Scout Jamboree. It was this
station that inspired Les Mitchell and a team of Scout
radio amateurs to agree on an annual meeting for Scouts
over the airwaves: the Jamboree On The Air was born.
to the voice of GB3SP from the 1957 World Scout
Jamboree in Sutton Coldfield.
recording recently surfaced of a historic connection
between LC1J at the World Scout Jamboree in 1975 in
Norway and GB2GP, the permanent amateur radio station
of Gilwell Park, United Kingdom. The recording is
introduced by Bill Livens, G2CKB, for years the enthusiastic
first operator of Gilwell Park. Bill past away a few
years ago, but his memory comes alive with this recording.
You will hear the voices of well-know Scout radio
amateurs and a message spoken by King Carl-Gustav
of Sweden while he visited the radio station.
Listen to LC1J with GB2GP.
JOTA Fact Sheets:
How to organise your
JOTA weekend? Programme ideas, tips and tricks, the
amateur radio jargon, find it all in the JOTA fact
fact sheet, English,
size 31 kb
fact sheet, Français,
size 34 kb
fact sheet, Español,
size 30 kb
fact sheet, Russian,
size 770 kb
the radio path to your destination and find out at
which time and HF band you can best make a sked. Download
and install this handsome
A complete JOTA
handbook in the German language (tnx Klaus DC4NA).
history. The Zenitel company published a booklet about
their firm with an extensive historic overview of
the discovery of radio waves, the first experiments
and the development of radio to the present day. Available
for download (free) in English,
your QTH locator from your map coordinates with this
QTH calculator (13 kb). (Thanks
to Vaandrig Lengton Scout group Zwolle).
logo's which have been used since 1958 in one
big zip file (2.7 Mb).
on cards and stamps, for the collectors.
Many Scout groups organize special meals during the
JOTA weekend. Have a look here for favorite recipes
from around the world:
- In Slovenia, JOTA is not only a fun activity,
but also a special soup. Here's how to prepare "JOTA".
- In Spain, a JOTA dance enlightens your weekend:
(click on the pictures to download)
and kites: a leaflet full of ideas how to use a windy
JOTA weekend to your advantage (360 kb).
recipes for a succesfull foxhunting game
this Morse Code decoder chart (40 kb). Scouts, young
and old, found it easy to use.
A scout Morse code
game for use on a PC. Runs on any machine from DOS
5 and higher. This programme was written by Scouts
in Hong Kong and used for JOTA. We also used it at
World Jamborees and other events. It is simple and
most popular. Download the programme and unzip the
file on your computer (65 kb).
Bolivian wheel:(83 kb) an easy-to-use chart that lets
you calculate the world's time differences !
puzzle game used in Germany for the 44th JOTA.
(in German, 6 kb).
radio puzzle game
used in Germany for the 45th JOTA.
(in German, 10 kb).
game used in Germany for the 47th JOTA.
(in German, 13 kb).
perpetual forecast for radio conditions. Yes, unbelievable
but it's true. See for yourself . This will be most
helpful to pre-arrange your JOTA radio contacts (Thanks
Les Mitchell, G3BHK).
kit building is a popular activity during the JOTA
and related activities. Looking for ideas? Then click
Looking for a place to order kits and components ready
for your Scout kit-building activity? Check out this
the map you always wanted: a world map that shows
you the actual local times anywhere in the world.
It gives you a daylight and night picture, directions
to the sun and moon, and, of course, Greenwich Mean
Time (GMT). Great for JOTA!! It can also be installed
as a screensaver. Download
the self extracting file for your PC now (400kb).
you into badge colllecting? Then check out this
web site with many and more JOTA badges from around
to know if anyone has already sent you an electronic
QSL card of the contact you made? Type your call sign
in the box below and press "Search".
can you find the contact address of the radio amateur
you've just spoken too? Simple: type his call sign
in the search box of the QRZ
web site. It will present you all
the info you need.
looking for that phone number or email address of
your friends somewhere around the globe? Then try
this : all the world's phone and email directories.
While we are at the international
level, convert the camp fee of that international
camp you want to go to, into your own currency with
this currency converter. It has all the world's currencies