WOSM's voice on the air
The amateur radio station of the World Scout Bureau will be on the air from Geneva on all short-wave and VHF bands during the full JOTA weekend with the Bureau’s call sign HB9S. In addition, HB9S uses the Echolink network to connect to distant radio stations.
The station operates from the Geneva Scout Centre " Les Perouses" on the outskirts of Geneva for the full JOTA weekend.
QTH locator: JN36AE.
Coordinates: 46° 12' 18" 38 N, 6° 2' 19" 17 E.
See the location on a map, click here
To find QTH locators, click here.
The station will be run by an international team of Scout radio operators as well as Yves, HB9AOF, station manager and Richard, PA3BAR, World JOTA Organizer.
With a bit of luck, you may be able to make a contact using your local repeater station and just a portable radio. At HB9S, you can speak directly with the camp participants and the World Scout Bureau staff.
You may send requests for pre-arranged contacts (skeds) in advance to the station manager by email: . Please note the propagation predictions when selecting sked times.
Making 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 worldwide and speak to Scouts in as many languages as possible.
You can see here on our electronic plot map the actual contacts that HB9S is making during the JOTA weekend. Also, when one or more of our transmitters is active, you will see the "On Air" indication together with our actual transmit frequency when you click the web-logbook link below.