Ken Lyons, KN4MDJ
Ham & Scouter Questionnaire
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Amateur radio provides an exciting and engaging introduction to a wide range of technologies with a STEM foundation. We provide the fun of communicating with other Scouts, and the magic of long distance communication, even in remote areas without cell service. We can help Scouts and leaders with amateur radio education, Scout advancement, and integrate amateur radio into scouting activities.
JOTA (Jamboree on the Air) is a spectacular opportunity to introduce Scouts to amateur radio. For many, this will be their first exposure to the world of ham radio. Some will go on to become hams, enjoying the hobby for a lifetime. A few will even find the basis of a career in science and technology. JOTA is not a QSO contest. The idea is to contact other Scout stations and allow as many Scouts as possible to talk to other Scouts and learn about who they are and what they are doing. You might think about counting the Scouts on both sides of the QSO rather than the number of QSOs!
Ten's of thousands of US Scouts participate every year. Scouts of all programs are invited to take part, from all countries, totaling over a million, though mostly in Asia. There is even a J-Code for language barriers.
- ARDF Radio Direction Finding is a fun game where scouts search for hidden transmitters using various technology
- CW/MORSE Demonstration of a Morse key and learn how to do SOS and first name
- Lego Build Scouts create an object and use a radio to have a partner build a copy
- Battle Ship scouts use chess boards and CB radios to play a game of Battle Ship single or paired teams
- Mine Field scouts use a radio while blind-folded to get walking instructions on how to navigate an obstacle course
- JOTA/JOTI where a million scouts communicate with each other during the 3rd weekend of October via Ham Radio and the Internet
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