42nd World Scout Jamboree On The Air
Mark Hall Barn was open to local Scouts on Saturday, 16th October 1999 as part of the JOTA event. Organized a little late, the attendance was disappointing but the three Scouts and one Cub who attended had fun. Even the eight club members who helped out seemed to enjoy the event which saw a surprise 6 metre opening to Italy at around mid-day.
The station was run using the club's FT-736 with most activity taking place on SSB via a stretched 2 metre yagi. Unfortunately the photographer was distracted while our visitors were on-site but we did get one picture of Mike (G7OBS) filling in time on the day.
We managed to contact six other JOTA stations:
|GB0KET||Kettering District Scouts|
|GB0EES||East Essex Scouts|
|GB2PVS||Pitsea & Vange Scouts|
|GB4CDS||Chelmsford District Scouts|
Our Scouters were:
|Chris||8th Harlow Scouts|
|Richard (2E1HKE)||8th Harlow Scouts|
|Robert||8th Harlow Cubs|
|Thomas||12th Harlow Scouts|
Club members who helped out or just popped in to lend moral support were:
|Mike (G7OBS)||Daniel (M1CTL)||Len (G7UFF)|
|Alex (2E1GZY)||Martin (2E1HAL)||Chris (2E1GZX)|
|Lorna (2E1HKD)||Richard (2E1HKE)|
Next year we will be better organised and hope to run a HF station as well. Anyone interested in working with the club on the next JOTA event is welcome to contact us (contact details are on our home page).
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Last updated: 22 November 2001