8th Asia Pacific Regional - Air Internet Jamboree 2012

3, 4 & 5 August, 2012           

Station Jota 9M2PPM

Malaysia Scouts Head Quarters APR-AIJ will be held in Malaysian Scouts Training Centre, Balakong, Selangor
  Concept Logo/Badge by APR Hosted-Korea Malaysian Head Quarters-APR-AIJ Logo/Badge

How to take part

Taking part in the APRAIJ requires the help of a licensed amateur-radio operator. Such a person can easily be found via the national amateur radio organization in your country. Such organizations exist in most countries. Many radio amateurs throughout the world are keen to demonstrate their hobby and assist with Radio Scouting activities such as APRAIJ.

How to proceed

  1. Visit an amateur-radio station with your Scout group or invite a radio amateur to install his station in your Scout building;

  2. Call “CQ Jamboree” or answer Scout stations calling to establish a contact;

  3. All radio stations must observe their national amateur-radio regulations;

  4. Any authorized radio frequency may be used.

  5. Stations should change to another frequency after establishing communication on the announced calling frequency.

Calling Frequencies

Band SSB(Phone) CW(Morse)
80m 3.690 MHz 3.570 MHz
40m 7.090 MHz 7.030 MHz
20m 14.290 MHz 14.060 MHz
17m 18.140 MHz 18.080 MHz
15m 21.360 MHz 21.140 MHz
12m 24.960 MHz 24.910 MHz
10m 28.390 MHz 28.180 MHz
6m 50.160 MHz 50.160 MNz


Echolink is a system that connects Amateur Radio stations to each other via the internet. In fact, you do not need any amateur radio equipment to make a contact with radio stations throughout in the world. You will require a PC with a soundcard, speakers and a microphone. Your voice is carried over the internet to another Amateur Radio station which is also connected to the internet and may or may not be using radio. Your amateur radio is required to register with Echolink, a process that takes a few days, so register early. To be sure, register with Echolink before 1 July 2012 and then try it out before the Air-Internet Jamboree. To download and register your copy of Echolink, visit www.echolink.org


It is a custom amongst radio amateurs to confirm each radio contact by exchanging QSL cards: a short report with technical details of the equipment that was used and details of the received signals. There is now a system available on the internet, where you can upload your QSL card in an electronic format. The other station can immediately collect their QSL card. Use during the Air Jamboree: With the advice of your amateur radio operator design an attractive QSL card. Scouts can have the responsibility of sending and receiving QSL cards. One PC dedicated to this function could be your "QSL post office". A color printer attached to it, and you're ready to receive your cards. Registration and information at www.eqsl.cc

The J-Code

The J-Code was introduced for the world-wide Jamboree on the Air, and is a tool to enable conversation where stations do not share a common language. The J-Code was used during JOTA by 40% of all participating countries. The J-code is a set of abbreviations similar to the Q-Code used by radio amateurs. It is NOT a code intended to hide the contents of the transmissions, quite the opposite, it is intended to enable communication. As such it can be used over amateur radio. List of the J-Code will be available on the internet.

The Asia-Pacific Internet Jamboree (APRIJ)

We have prepared guidelines for young people who wish to join the event. Details will be available at website and will have a link from http://www.scout.org/asia-pacific

  1. Activities in the Asia-Pacific Internet Jamboree:

    • Chatting

      • IRC

      • ScoutLink

      • Yahoo Messenger

      • Skype

      • GoogleTalk

    • Browsing

    • Email

    • Facebook

  2. Technical information; rules of participation; tutorial material, access to software, and more. Leaders and young people are encouraged to learn about the Internet and how to use it safely.

  3. Chatting: The most popular activity in the Internet Jamboree. It is the opportunity to communicate worldwide, in real-time, on a number of languages. This service will be provided by ScoutLink www.scoutlink.net on supervised channels which are exclusively for Scouting.

  4. To chat on ScoutLink, you require mIRC software. This software is free for 30 days, after which you need to register (with no fee). Once you have the software loaded, you can log onto the ScoutLink channels for the Air-Internet Jamboree. You can download a mIRC user guide.

  5. Why not browse the various Scouting websites from the Asia-Pacific Region? You can see what languages they speak, the uniforms they wear and what activities they participate in.

  6. Voice chatting over the internet is an exciting activity. TeamSpeak is the software that allows you to chat with microphone and computer’s soundcard to other Scouts over the internet. Visit www.goteamspeak.com to download the software to view a user guide.

  7. Guestbook: Asia-Pacific Internet Jamboree participants are invited to add their greetings to the guestbook at APR Internet Jamboree webpage.

  8. Registration: Participants can register them for joining the Jamboree. Form will be available at website soon. Participants who complete the registration will be able to input his/her name and print his/her own certificate of participation to 8th APR Air/Internet Jamboree during the event dates, 4-5 August.

  9. Facebook: A special Facebook page for 8th APR Air/Internet Jamboree will be created on line in order to promote this event. Fun activities and latest updates will be announced at this Facebook page. Come and visit on Facebook and keep you informed about the latest developments!

    National Air-Internet Jamboree Stories

    With your help, the World Scout Bureau APR can compile an overview of the Air Jamboree weekend and make it available to all participants. Of course, the information has to come from the participating Scout groups in your country so you may wish to ask them to prepare a report. Units are encouraged to submit ideas, suggestions and photos of their Air-Internet Jamboree activity to their International Commissioner, who will pass the details to the World Scout Bureau APR office. We look forward to meeting you during the Air-Internet Jamboree! We invite and welcome all the NSOs to participate in the event with full enthusiasm.



You can send your QSL Card to all station JOTA in Malaysia to :

PO Box 13094
50798 Kuala Lumpur

See u again next year 9th APR-AIJ 2013

73, de 9M2PPM