The following was received by the ARRL
Special Bulletin 14 ARLX014
From ARRL Headquarters
Newington CT October 16, 2023
To all radio amateurs
SB SPCL ARL ARLX014
ARLX014 Jamboree-on-the-Air is on October 20 – 22, 2023
Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA), the largest Scouting event in the world, takes place on the third weekend of October (10/20 – 10/22).
This annual global operating event allows Scouts to use amateur
radio to connect with hams around the world. The event is supported by many local amateur radio clubs and individual operators. JOTA starts Friday and ends Sunday, but there are no official hours of operation, so you have the whole weekend to make JOTA contacts.
Here are the event rules:
* All radio operators must operate their stations strictly in
accordance with FCC regulations.
* Stations should try to contact each other by calling “CQ Jamboree”
or “CQ JOTA,” or by answering other stations sending this call.
* Any authorized amateur radio frequency may be used. It’s suggested that the Scout frequencies be used, at least for a starting point. Remember that your radio has a dial and to move away from active nets and contesters.
* Any amateur mode of operation can be used, such as CW, SSB, PSK,
SSTV, FM, and satellite. The more modes in operation, the more
exciting the event will be for the Scouts.
JOTA is not a 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!
Scout Camps on the Air is still being developed, but ensure you log
your contacts for inclusion in this special program once submissions
are tracked. The SCOTA website is, https://scota.us/ .
More information about JOTA may be found on the Scouting website at,