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The 56th JOTA 2013

1. Янв 2013

The 56th Jamboree On The Air will take place on 19 and 20 October 2013.

This year's theme is: Let's Share !

56th JOTA: Put your radio plot map on line

To visualize how big the amateur-radio world is, an on-line logging tool offers help. It logs all you radio contacts and displays them on a map. Plus gives you direct access to details of the contacts that you made. The HRD amateur-radio software suite offers many interesting features for the Scouts to play with.

HRD version 6 (with a 30-day free trial) can be downloaded here.

HRD version 5 (completely free version) can be downloaded here.

On-line-, but also off-line logging is available with HRD (you can upload logs later if no internet connection is available at your JOTA station). The on-line tool gives you the possibility to display your contacts on an electronic plot map. This shows how far your contacts have reached and, indeed, how big your radio world is. The logbook also gives you the distance and further details of each contact that you enter. The Scouts that serve as your station's "logbook operator" will be able to directly present the overview. Have a look at the on-line tool here.

If you are using more than one radio station simultaneously, you will need some extra software to enable all stations to use the same logbook. The complete SW package that you need to install, including step-by-step instructions for JOTA users can be downloaded here.

If you add the web link of your logbook to your JOTA report that you send to your National JOTA Organizer after the weekend, we can include it in the world-wide overview that will be compiled after the event.

More programme packages are available in the radio-scouting library.

Additional JOTA-JOTI programme suggestions
A few examples of the many programme suggestions available in the JOTA fact sheets (on the radio-scouting web or in printed form):

  • The continuing story.... Make up a short imaginative story of ten lines. Read it to the station with whom you are in contact. Ask them to add the next part to this story and pass it on to the next scout station that they will contact. If you receive such a story by radio from another scout group, write it down in your station report afterwards. This activity is also very well suited for RTTY (telex) and packet-radio contacts.
  • The global weather situation. Take a large wall map of the whole world. Ask the Scouts who you speak to, to give you the local weather report. Indicate this on the map for the area where they are located. A weather report in a local newspaper will show you how to do this on a map. At the end of the weekend you have the global weather view.
  • Determine the distance of each radio contact that you make and add them all up. Can you reach 100.000 km in one JOTA weekend ?
  • Make a simple drawing. Give instructions by radio to Scouts how to draw the same picture, line by line, without telling them what the picture is. Can they reconstruct your drawing and tell you what it is ?
  • Each scout patrol gets 20 metres of ordinary electrical wire. Can they construct a "super antenna", to their imagination, with which the radio operator can make a contact ?
  • Find out what the local names are for "Scouts" and "Guides" in at least ten different countries. Make a list.
  • Learn to sing the first lines of a foreign song. Find some Scouts on the radio from the country where the song comes from. Sing their song and see if they can join you in it.

Furthermore, the on-line radio-scouting library presents you amongst others:

  • Idea book for antennas pulled into the air by kites
  • Several exciting Foxhunting recipes
  • Radio Puzzle games from different countries
  • Morse code games
  • Idea set for playing with the world’s time differences

Participation Cards

This year’s participation cards will be mailed separately to the National Scout Organizations in the Scout Pack of July 2013. The intend is that each participating station receives its card, as a confirmation of its participation and a souvenir of the event.

(National JOTA Organizers can download a high resolution file suitable for printing, with both front- and back side of the participation card, in the NJO section of this web side.)

National JOTA Stories
With your help, the World Scout Bureau can compile a world-wide overview of the weekend and make it available to all participants. Of course, the information has to come from the participating Scout groups in your country. So you may to prepare for that and send a short story of your activities to your National JOTA Organizer after the event.

Note that an increasing number of participating Scout groups are using the on-line web log to submit stories and reports of their JOTA adventures. The link to the web log will be available here as soon as the weblog is opened.

Photographs showing Scouts in action at the microphone or keyboard and of other activities like electronic kit building, foxhunting, semaphore, map plotting and the like are most welcome. Of course, we do not need all your photographs, a selected set of e.g. the 5 best ones is greatly appreciated. So are clippings of local newspapers carrying the story of JOTA - JOTI in your local community.

We look forward to receive your input before the publishing deadline of:

15 December 2013.

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This year, WOSM has organised a Logo Contest again to choose the official logo of the JOTA-JOTI 2013. The winning logo is designed by Mark Tan from Malaysia.
The logo 2011 was designed by Felipe Trejo Malpica who won the contest organised around the theme : "Peace, Environment and Natural Disasters"
The badge can be ordered from the World Scout Shop:
You can download the logo by right-clicking the picture and save it to your local machine. Your National JOTA Organizer will receive a link to a high-resoltion file that can be used for quality printing material.

Комментарии (26)

  • hubcio
  • От Poland
  • 15. Окт 2013

A the JOTI info can be found in.....????? there is some :)

  • Rich
  • От United Kingdom
  • 15. Окт 2013

jotiradio will be bringing you all your shout outs requests and live on air interviews.

Looking forward to it.

  • Luciani
  • От Madagascar
  • 15. Окт 2013

CQ Jamboree, CQ Jamboree, CQ Jamboree !!!

  • pa3bar
  • От Switzerland
  • 15. Окт 2013

Dear friends,
JOTA info has not been fully transferred to the new web site yet. If you need anything urgent, the back up is at

  • roger-uk
  • От United Kingdom
  • 15. Окт 2013

NOT enough JOTI mentioned.

Yep, I tried to mark as inappropriate, not really meaning it as whole page, but this is JOTA page - not JOTI at all.. I Would like to see more JOTI stuff here also.. now for JOTI stuff only place is ScoutLink page:

  • Frank
  • От Netherlands
  • 16. Окт 2013

If you want to find other JOTA stations, you can use the JOTA cluster at port 7300 in HRD or use the web interface at



JOTI info from WOSM? Today, the only information is in ScoutLink Network website and for JamPuz, The Challenge, JOTI TV and ScoutCafe... but Global Torch Race? The Lab? only 3 days for JOTI! :(

I collect info from old website, and scoutlink, and translated it in spanish, available in

This is a joke, a bad joke!

Dear all, you will find all the information you need by tomorrow. Scoutlink continues to be our partner. All the challenges have been released on Facebook official page some time ago, and they will be here tomorrow too. You can find them here
We are all Scouts working for the same goal :-) Enjoy JOTA-JOTI!

No, I don't think we works for the same goal! This is not in good Scout Oath/Law.

How is this communicated to all countries?

Please find here the circular that was sent to NSOs

CQ jamboree CQ jamboree
siempre listos
te invito a formar parte de mi equipo de la carrera de la antorcha

Y las informaciones del JOTI ? Suscripciones etc..?

how i can take a part on jota joti ?

  • DRrock3
  • От United Kingdom
  • 18. Окт 2013

im awesome you should know that

i hope we meet in the jota joti,.,.,.,

we in kano state scout of nigeria say hi to the scout in the would

50 scouts from kano today

greetings for the scouts over the world
Braga - Portugal

can I have JOTA JOTI 2013 certificate,?

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