Scouting
JOTA/JOTI 2022


Jamboree on the Air /

Jamboree on the Internet


Rooms: Bishop Ranch, Salon F &

San Ramon Boardroom



The Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club and Boy Scouts of America Golden Gate Area Council are presenting Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) 2021 and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI) 2021 at Pacificon℠.

The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves. Each year about half-a-million Scouts and Guides “get together” over the airwaves for the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air (http://www.scouting.org/jota.aspx and http://jotajoti.info/). JOTI is a similar event but uses the Internet.

Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021; Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Place: PACIFICON℠, San Ramon Marriott, 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA

More information is available on the Golden Gate Area Council website.

(Scroll down to the "Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA) 2021 and Jamboree-on-the-Internet (JOTI)" section.)

Registration: Registration is required . The link to registration will be posted when available.

Kit building is available, at additional cost (see below).

Note: Lunch will NOT be provided, so bring your own or purchase on site.

For Cub Scouts:
Plan to spend about one hour for a docent-led tour of the event, including listening (and possibly talking) to Ham Radio operators around the country and world. We will also have computers for the JOTI online communications. Come any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Webelos/AOL scouts will have an opportunity to complete Requirement 10.d. for Building a Better World Adventure.

For Boy Scouts & Venturers:
Plan to spend about 1-2 hours for a docent-led tour of the event, including listening (and possibly talking) to Ham Radio operators around the country and world. We will also have computers for the JOTI online communications. Come any time between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Activities:

  • Participate in Jamboree-on-the-Air by talking and listening on Amateur Radios.

  • Work on the Radio Merit Badge

  • Work on the Electronics Merit Badge

  • Amateur Radio License exams (new, upgrade and retake) are ongoing from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM (info: Pacificon License Exams)

  • Electronic kit assembly (9 AM to 3 PM) – meets Electronic Merit Badge partial requirements (bring $5-20 for the electronic kit options) and plan 1-2 hours of time. More info at: Pacificon Electronic Kit Assembly.

  • Optional special overnight program (6 PM to 7 AM) with radio communications to Asia & Europe, dinner & breakfast, and service hours for vendor equipment security watch!!!

  • Browsing the latest technology of radio electronic in the Pacificon’s Vendor Exhibit Hall.

  • Limited number of Boy Scout of America Jamboree-on-the-Air patches will be available. Be sure to register at http://www.mdscbsa.org/ by October 13 to ensure you get a patch.

  • Although the Boy Scout merit badge activities will only be on October 17, Scouts can come again on October 18 for the kit building, etc. There is no charge for entrance fee if full uniform is worn.