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The 61st Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) will be held over the October 19 – 21 weekend. What began as an idea with ham radio operators sitting at a coffee shop over 61 years ago, JOTA has become the single largest scouting event held every year. Amateur radio links scouts around the world, whatever their age, nationality, gender, ability or disability to learn about the world they live in. JOTA lets scouts around the world use amateur radio to experience different cultures, and become aware of the diversity in the world and that they are a part of a global society.   In 2017 1.5 million Scouts participated and organizers hope to reach a goal of 3 million participants by 2021. This year it is expected that over 2 million scouts of all ages or gender from Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Venture Scouts and in some areas Sea Scouts will participate.

Here locally the MidState Amateur Radio Club in Franklin, using the call sign W9J, will make the clubs radio station available on Saturday Oct 20th from 12 noon to 8pm for local scouts to participate in JOTA. Interested groups are asked to email the JOTA team of the MidState Amateur Radio Club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to register your group in advance of arriving since we have limited space.

 

 

Upcoming Club Events

24 Nov 2018
07:00AM - 07:00PM
EME Contest - 50MHz to 1296MHz
25 Nov 2018
07:00PM -
MARC ARES Net
30 Nov 2018
05:00PM - 11:00AM
160 Meter CW
08 Dec 2018
07:00AM - 06:59PM
10 Meter Contest

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Sunday Night Net:
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MIDSTATE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB   P.O. BOX 836   FRANKLIN, INDIANA 46131

 

Founded in 1984.  MARC is an ARRL Affiliated Club.

 

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