Help support this worldwide
on-the-air and on-the internet Jamboree
10/20/2017 noon – 10/22/2017 11:55 PM (local time)
JOTA — The world’s largest Scouting event is held annually over the third full weekend in October. Amateur Radio links Scouts with other Scouts and hams, locally and worldwide.
According to the World Scout Bureau, the 2016 JOTA had nearly 1.3 million Scout participants from more than 30,000 locations, and reached 156 countries.
JOTI –For participating via EchoLink, two conference nodes now have been designated for Scout contacts — *JOTA-365* (node 480809) and *JAMBO* (node 832996). Visit the K2BSA Radio Scouting page for more information on frequencies, including D-STAR, DMR, and IRLP.
This is a good time to step up to this challenge.
Come and make contacts at the special event/contest station, W1A! We will have at least two operating positions.
Hours of Operation
Friday: 3 PM to 6 PM and 9 PM to Midnight
Saturday: 8 AM to 6 PM and 9 PM to Midnight
Sunday: 8 AM to Noon
Other times available by appointment
Reserve a Slot
One of the operating positions is reservable in advance.
If you would like to reserve a slot, please sign up using the
W1A Signup Doodle Poll
The ARRL New England Division Convention
September 8-10, 2017
Boxboro Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Order Tickets Now: www.boxboro.org
The last day to purchase tickets and pay by US Mail is August 26.
The last day to purchase tickets and pay by Paypal is September 6.
- Top notch Forums and Classes all three days
- Large Exhibit Hall & Flea Market: Sat 9 AM to 5 PM & Sun 9 AM to 2 PM
- Major prize drawings
- Friday DXCC/Contesting Dinner
- Saturday morning opening ceremony featuring New England Director Tom Frenaye, K1KI
- Saturday Grand Banquet
- VE Exams
- Free Technician-in-a-day license study course
- Collegiate Amateur Radio: reception on Saturday night, forum on Sunday
- W1A special event station. Reserve your time at www.boxboro.org/special-event-station
Boxboro supports Students! Donations and proceeds from the convention go to the New England FEMARA Scholarship fund, administered by the ARRL Foundation, supporting young hams attending college and trade schools.
A perfect radio club activity and fun for the entire family!
by Paul M. Segal, W9EEA (1928)
The Radio Amateur is:
CONSIDERATE never knowingly operating in such a way as to lessen the pleasure of others.
LOYAL offering loyalty, encouragement and support to other amateurs, local clubs and the American Radio Relay League, through which Amateur Radio in the United States is represented nationally and internationally.
PROGRESSIVE with knowledge abreast of science, a well built and efficient station, and operation beyond reproach.
FRIENDLY with slow and patient operation when requested, friendly advice and counsel to the beginner, kindly assistance, co-operation and consideration for the interests of others. These are the hallmarks of the amateur spirit.
BALANCED Radio is an avocation, never interfering with duties owed to family, job, school or community.
PATRIOTIC with station and skill always ready for service to country and community