Each year the Lanark County ARES group hosts local Girl Guides for
Guides on the Air (GOTA). GOTA is held during February and involves
Guides and their leaders from all over the world. The object of
GOTA is to expand the horizons of local Guide groups by letting
them speak with other groups in various parts of the world.
In the Perth area we use the Ontario Provincial Police training center as a base for our operations. Various antennas are erected around the complex to give us coverage on 2, 20 and 40 metres. We use various modes including SSB, phone patches, packet and the internet. Local business people provide hot chocolate and donuts.
George VE3GWS with Guides at GOTA. The packet