JOTA event upcoming Oct 15, 2022 9-4pm



Volunteers Needed!
– YOU make it HAPPEN

Where:   West Redding  (just south of Danbury, off Rte. 7)
When:     Saturday – Oct. 15, 2022
Hours:     9 am – 4 pm  (Lunch break: 11:30 am – 1 pm)

Each year more than a million Scouts and Guides “get together” over the airwaves for the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA).
On average, worldwide Scouting participation includes 1.1 million Boy Scouts and 200,000 Girl Guides/Gils Scouts, for a total participation of over 1.3 million–the largest Scouting event in the world.

Fall 2022 Camporee Theme:  ” MISSION POSSIBLE ”
Designed as a “Mission Possible” Spy Theme weekend.
–  If you live by the Scout Law/Oath, then any challenge is “Possible!”

This theme gives us a natural “Tie-In” to their event, and is a great way to SHARE THE MAGIC of Amateur Radio with about 150 scouts. Here they get to learn a little bit about RADIO, and get the opportunity to have a QSO “ON-THE-AIR” with other Scouts: Locally, Regionally, and Internationally.

JOTA is just FIVE WEEKS Away!
We are looking to put together a TEAM of 6 Hams to bring the JOTA experience to about 150 Scouts for this one-day event.

This JOTA Team will need to bring:
–  ONE  (or 2) complete portable HF Radio Station(s)
–  TWO complete portable/mobile VHF/UHF Radios Stations (with Mast and Antenna)
–  Off-Grid Power Supplies (To Be Confirmed)


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73, Douglas Sharafanowich – WA1SFH
ARRL Section Youth Coordinator, CT Section
cell: 203-494-3885

Capital Area Kids’ Net

Capital Area Kids' Net logoThe first session of the Capital Area Kids’ Net will take place on Sunday, May 22, at 7:30 pm. The target group for this net is elementary & middle school aged children who check in with an adult control operator, but any licensed amateurs are welcome to check in. The goal of the net is to provide a positive experience of amateur radio for kids in this age group with the hopes that they will want to further explore the hobby.

This will be a directed net where adult control operators will be asked to check in and say the first names of any children with them who wish to participate. Every week will feature a kid-friendly question to encourage a little more than just single word responses (The question on May 22 will be “What’s you favorite kind of pizza?”).

The net will take place every Sunday evening at 7:30 pm on the KA1OKQ repeater in Pembroke, NH (147.225 MHz, minus offset, 100Hz tone) and is sponsored by the Capital Area Repeater Society. This repeater has a fairly wide coverage area, so please help us spread the word!

If you would like to receive email announcements about this net, please send me a note at

Jock Irvine, N1JI