10th ASIA PACIFIC AIR INTERNET JAMBOREE, 2014
DATE 2-3 AUGUST, 2014
Station Jota 9M2PPM - Malaysia Host
Malaysia Scouts Head Quarters APR-AIJ 2014 Station
               
  Malaysian Head Quarters-JOTA-JOTI Logo/Badge  

How to start?

What are Air Internet Jamboree (AIJ)?
 
The Air Internet Jamboree also knows Jamboree on the Air / Jamboree on the Internet, or JOTA / JOTI, is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the Asia Pacific Region. Held on the August each year, this jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby amateur radio shack, Scout meeting place, camp or community centre. 
 
The APR Air –Internet Jamboree (APR-AIJ) is a regional event established in 2004 in which Scout contact each other place in the world gives the same excitement like having a normal Jamboree on the land. It’s a great and unique opportunity for scout of all age ranges to communicate with each other as if they are nearby when in actual fact they are all in their own countries.

Air Jamboree

How do I get started?

To participate in APR – AIJ you really need two things: Radio equipment and at least one local Amateur Radio Operator (licensed). Amateur Radio operator who is able to operate the radio station. In some Scout groups you may have both of these already. Lots of scouts are also Amateur Radio Operator, and they would be able to help you get “on the air” during that event. If you don’t have Amateur Radio Operator in your scout group, you have to find probably have some ion your community. Maybe have some Amateur Radio Club at your place.

Basic Operating the Station

APR AIJ will take place on Saturday 2nd August 2014 at 00.00 UTC & Sunday 3rd August 2014 at 23.59 UTC. The official opening ceremony will be on 10.00am (Malaysian Standard Time) or 02.00 UTC on Saturday, 2nd August 2014. However, the number of participant varies throughout the weekend.

 Once on the air, Radio Amateur can enter the event by calling “CQ Jamboree” or by using other station using this call. Remember that all Radio Amateurs must strictly observe their radio licence regulation all the time.

 The Scout Frequency

Band

SSB (Phone)

CW (Morse)

80m

3.740mhz

3.590mhz

40m

7.090mhz

7.030mhz

20m

14.290mhz

14.070mhz

17m

18.140mhz

18.080mhz

15m

21.360mhz

21.140mhz

12m

24.960mhz

24.910mhz

10m

28.390mhz

28.190mhz

It’s amazing how quickly most people get comfortable talking on the radio, but everybody can get shy sometimes. Don’t worry about this, and remind people to talk naturally and calmly and they will be conversing in no time at all.

 The tips how to make a conversation on the air:

  1. Clearly identify yourself.

2.    Take your time.

3.    Speak slowly and clearly.

4.    Ask for a repeat if you are not sure you understood.

5.    Talk naturally, as if you were talking to your buddy on the phone.

Working Radio, Repeaters and Radio Link System 

In Traditional radio communication was point to point (simplex) that is from one radio directly to another. This works well especially on low frequencies usually designated HF (High Frequency, started 3 to 30 MHz range). This band can be reflected back to Earth by the ionosphere layer at the atmosphere we call “skip” or sky wave propagation. These frequencies also can be used for long distance communication (DX).

Sometimes it is more convenient to use VHF (Very High Frequency, from 30 to 300 MHz) because the equipment is simpler and the antennas are much shorter. However the VHF does not usually bounce off the ionosphere, so the distance you can cover is limited maybe around 80 to 100km depends of land of sight.

Since Radio Amateurs want to expend the VHF coverage, many amateur radio clubs was establish the VHF repeaters in the VHF bands. These are special radios that can receives a radio frequency and repeat it on another slightly different frequency. Now a radio just the edge of the range of repeater and the broadcast signal can be picked up by a radio 100km further away other side of the repeater. Now it already can extend about 200km.

New Linking Technologies – Using the internet

The internet and computer communications includes linking technologies like Echolink by using VoIP (Voice Internet Protocol). For distance, your local radio may connect you to a radio repeater and can make a contact to our scout radio station. It must be connected to the internet and when you transmit; your voice is also transmitted from that faraway in other country.

Make it fun & enjoy

Your APR-AIJ event can include many other activities including:

1.        -Educational activities about communication. (International alphabetical)

2.        -Communication oriented games (semaphore , fox hunt etc)

3.        -Emergency preparedness communication.

4.        -Morse code practice.

QSL Card

Sending via mail the QSL card is the traditional method to make a confirm contact after make a contact on the air. QSL card is like a post card over there we put the photo of your scout group with the radio station call sign.

Some website directory can be use (http://www.qrz.com) just only enter the call sign it will preview the radio station address.

Award Program

Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia will be hosted this 10th APR – AIJ. We will introduce the APR-AIJ Award Certificate 2014. All the Scout Radio station have to make a contact at least 5 Asia Pacific Region Countries. That station can claim that award by submitting the log and application fee 5$USD to APR-AIJ Award Manager 2014.

    10th APR-AIJ Award Manager 2014
    PO Box 13094,
    50798 Kuala Lumpur,
    MALAYSIA

 Internet Jamboree

a) Activities in the Asia-Pacific Internet Jamboree:
 

  • Chatting 

  • IRC – ScoutLink 

  • Yahoo Messenger 

  • Skype 

  • GoogleTalk 

  • Browsing 

  • Email 

  • Voice and Video

  • Social website (scoutface, facebook, twitter etc) 

b) 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.
Refer ;  
http://joti.org/en/index.html - Rules

c) 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 
https://webchat.scoutlink.net/  on supervised channels which are exclusively for Scouting.

d) 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.

f) Voice chatting over the internet is an exciting activity. Skype is the software that allows you to chat with microphone and computer’s soundcard to other Scouts over the internet.

Software download : www.skype.com

g) Facebook Pages: Asia-Pacific Internet Jamboree participants are invited to ‘LIKE’  the facebook page  at http://www.facebook.com/apraij2014 by mid- Jun 2014

h) Registration: Participants can register them for joining the Jamboree. Form will be available at 
http://www.pengakapmalaysia.org , http://www.qsl.net/9m2ppm/ and http://www.facebook.com/apraij2014 by mid-Jun 2014

For all NSO Asia-Pacific Region

The Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia as a host for 10th APR Air/Internet Jamboree will compile the report of air/internet jamboree organized by the NSO and will publish a report in the our official website for 10th APR AIJ on October 2014.Your reports with Photographs may be sent email to the Director 10th APR AIJ, Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia (apraij.ppm@gmail.com) latest by 15th September 2014 and CC to APR Headquarters (asia-pacific@scout.org)

 After Event

 All Scouting countries that participate in APR-AIJ share information and report after end of event. We need to be able to collect this report those who participate in 10th APR-AIJ 2014. So we can summarize it and make our 10th APR – AIJ 2014. Please share your APR-AIJ station to our Facebook link http://facebook.com/apraij2014.

 Please register your APR-AIJ station by simply fill the form in Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia Official Website (http://www.pengakapmalaysia.org) and also our alternate link (http://www.qsl.net/9m2ppm)

If you need help

 We will do our best to get it for you. Our Persekutuan Pengakap Malaysia can assist you to participating 10th APR-AIJ 2014. Pls send our email to 10th APR-AIJ 2014 Coordinator at 9m2ppm@qsl.net

 
     
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
   

 

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

PO Box 13094
50798 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia