Monday, May 13, 2019

Listen for NA1WR and W8J from This Summer's World Scout Jamboree

The World Scout Jamboree returns to North America for the first time in 36 years this summer, and the ARRL Letter says ham radio expects to play a major role. Scouts and leaders from some 200 countries will gather in at the Summit Bechtel Preserve in West Virginia between July 22 and August 2. Amateur radio testing will begin as early as July 14.

Ham radio activities planned for the jamboree include a special event station on HF, handheld coverage of the entire site courtesy of three repeaters installed for previous US national jamborees, amateur radio direction finding (ARDF), amateur satellite contacts, one or more balloon launches carrying amateur radio payloads and a scheduled contact with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station. More information is available at <>.