The Radio-Scouting Library

Welcome 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.

The 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 language translator.

Most 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 it again.

To 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


Scouts exploring the world


Scouts and Emergency Radio Communications


All World JOTA Reports


Historic materials


JOTA Press Guide:

This 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.


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 sheet:

JOTA fact sheet, English, size 31 kb
JOTA fact sheet, Français, size 34 kb
JOTA fact sheet, Español, size 30 kb
JOTA fact sheet, Russian, size 770 kb




Handsome helpers:

Calculate 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 propagation wizard.

A complete JOTA handbook in the German language (tnx Klaus DC4NA).

Radio 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, French, Dutch and Norwegian.

Calculate your QTH locator from your map coordinates with this QTH calculator (13 kb). (Thanks to Vaandrig Lengton Scout group Zwolle).

All the JOTA logo's which have been used since 1958 in one big zip file (2.7 Mb).

JOTA on cards and stamps, for the collectors.


JOTA Specials:

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: jota.mp3


(click on the pictures to download)

JOTA and kites: a leaflet full of ideas how to use a windy JOTA weekend to your advantage (360 kb).

Three recipes for a succesfull foxhunting game (200 kb) (Thanks PPo Austria)

Download 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).

The Bolivian wheel:(83 kb) an easy-to-use chart that lets you calculate the world's time differences !

The radio puzzle game used in Germany for the 44th JOTA. (in German, 6 kb).

The radio puzzle game used in Germany for the 45th JOTA. (in German, 10 kb).

The radio puzzle game used in Germany for the 47th JOTA. (in German, 13 kb).


Tips & Tricks:

A 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).



Electronic kit building is a popular activity during the JOTA and related activities. Looking for ideas? Then click the logo.
Looking for a place to order kits and components ready for your Scout kit-building activity? Check out this on-line kitbuilding webshop.



Here's 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).


Are you into badge colllecting? Then check out this web site with many and more JOTA badges from around the world.

Want 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".

Enter your callsign to see if you have an eQSL waiting!

How 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.