ON8RT amateur-radio EmComm exercise & radio scouting during 2014 JOTA

ON8RT amateur-radio portable station will participate in 2014 JOTA-JOTI and establish radio contact with European scout amateur-radio stations.

ON8RT will be deployed as an Emergency Communications (the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, at the 24th IARU Region 1 General Conference on September 22, 2014 :

“Luckily, there is a last resort: The radio amateurs, the people who are the eyes and the ears of the world in time when all other information channels are silent. In short, you are the last technical miracle, which is independent, reliable information channel, which can transmit an important piece of news from any place in the world, any time, by anyone who knows how to operate this wonderful creature, called radio.”

“A well-trained radioman with good equipment and ever-charged batteries can be a fantastic link between two villages, two countries or two continents. When organized in a Union, you are a communication superpower in time of total electronic darkness.”

“We need your skills and services, because we will have more and more disasters in the future. Local and national authorities count on you as the last bastion of reliable information. Your professional skills and your humanitarian duties make you more than radio amateurs; you are truly needed guardians in time of troubles and I hope you will always stay as a pillar of hope and courage for all who are in danger."

Youth are invited to come with their parents and observe proceedings if they are interested in learning about amateur-radio. ON8RT will deploy to the following locations in Belgium :

  • 18 October 2014 from 14h00 to 18h00 = St-Pauls (British) Primary School at Vossem-Tervuren
  • 19 October 2014 from 14h00 to 18h00 = St-Anthony's Parish in Kraainem/Crainhem

Listen to ON8RT/p amateur radio station

  • Long-range communications on 20-meter band : CW 14060 - 14350 kHz & SSB 14100 - 14125 and 14280 - 14350 kHz
  • Medium-range (NVIS) communications on 40-meter band : CW 7040 - 7200 kHz & SSB 7080 - 7140 kHz
  • Short-range local communications on Brussels VHF repeater : 145.675 MHz, shift -600kHz, CTCSS code 131.8 Hz, mode NFM
  • EchoLink
  • Virtual SDR WebRadio hosted at PI4THT amateur radio club of University of Twente in the Netherlands
ravi.scout's picture
from Belgium, 6 years ago

Project Period

Started On
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Ended On
Sunday, October 19, 2014

Participants

20

Service hours

200

Topics

Scouting and Humanitarian Action
Communications and Scouting Profile
Youth Programme
Partnerships
Adults in Scouting

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