Radio Scouting UK - Jamboree On The Air - 20-22nd October 2017

JOTA is an official international event of the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM). JOTA is a youth programme event intended for young people in Scouting of all ages.




Badges are available from Scout Shops


Special SES callsigns for JOTA 2017

In recognition of 60 years of Jamboree on the Air, Ofcom have granted  JOTA 2017 special SES status and we may use callsigns with the digits “60" in place of the usual single digit.

Apply for a SSES NoV in the normal way and make it clear that your application is under the JOTA arrangements. Note that (as usual) the callsign will be issued subject to availability. Ofcom are keen to weed out applications for SSES NoVs from those who do not qualify, so those who have had JOTA NoVs in the
past might consider simply changing the digit part of the callsign that they have used before.

For example, we have used GB4YOU for Youlbury campsite for many years so I will be applying for GB60YOU this year.

Update Sept 17

It appears that the on-line system for SES callsign applications does not accept SSES requests. So please download the form OFW287 [1] and apply on paper in the old way. 

[1] https://www.ofcom.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/50173/ofw287.pdf


Report Forms

2017 Station Report Form (PDF)

2017 Station Report Form (Licence holder in WORD format)

2017 Station Report Form (Scout Leader in WORD format)

2017 Station Folder (PDF


The purpose of JOTA is to enable and encourage Scouts around the world to communicate with one another by means of amateur radio, providing a fun and educational Scouting experience and promoting their sense of belonging to a worldwide Scout Movement.

(from http://jotajoti.info/)


Some ideas of extra activities are available here and here




Courtesy of GB2GP