8th Asia Pacific Regional - Air Internet Jamboree 2012
3, 4 & 5 August, 2012
Station Jota 9M2PPMMalaysia Scouts Head Quarters APR-AIJ will be held in Malaysian Scouts Training Centre, Balakong, Selangor
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
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 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
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
See u again next year 9th APR-AIJ 2013
73, de 9M2PPM