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JOTA Rules

There are some basic rules that should be followed:

  • All radio operators must operate their stations strictly in accordance with their national licensing regulations;
  • Stations should call "CQ Jamboree" or answer Scout stations calling to establish a contact;
  • Any authorized frequency may be used. It is recommended that stations use the agreed World Scout Frequencies listed below. To avoid congestion, other frequencies closeby can be used as well.

World Scout frequencies

  • The JOTA is not a contest. The idea is not to contact as many stations as possible during the weekend.
  • All participating groups are asked to send a report of their activities to their National JOTA Organizer (NJO) after the event.
  • NJO's are requested to send a National JOTA Report to the World Scout Bureau, for inclusion in the World JOTA Report.