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
GB2GP Gilwell Park
GB0CAW Cawston 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