How to avoid contest interference?
During the JOTA weekend there is unfortunately one contest (amateur radio competition). It is an exception to the agreement that there will be no contests during the JOTA weekend. However, an agreement has been reached with the organizers of this German WAG contest on the use of amateur radio frequencies during the JOTA in such a way that it allows both events to operate in parallel. This worked satisfactorily last year, so we would like to continue it for this years' JOTA as well.
The German contest stations will not operate in the following segments (called "contest-free zone"):
80 m 3650 - 3700 kHz,
40 m 7080 - 7140 kHz,
20 m 14100 - 14125 and 14280 - 14350 kHz,
15 m 21350 - 21450 kHz,
10 m 28225 - 28400 kHz
There is no contest traffic on the 17, 12 and 6 m bands. This leaves all World Scout Frequencies in the clear !! Scout stations may use the whole of each amateur radio band. But if you experience any interference from the WAG contest, please move to the segments listed above to enjoy an interference-free contact.