Jamboree On The Air (JOTA)
is a nationwide ARRL sponsored event on the third Saturday of October. This event is for Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Brownies. It is intended to introduce them to ham radio and, under supervision of licensed hams, get them On The Air.
JOTA 2017 will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. When more information become available, such as location and hours of operation, it will be published in the Bexar Wire newsletter.
SARC held JOTA 2016, the 59th JOTA, at the Texas Transportation Museum (TTM) in San Antonio, Texas, last year. It was a successful event and TTM were just fabulous hosts.
The operating hours for JOTA 2016 were 10:00 a. m. to 3:00 p. m. Supporting ham radio operators arrived early to set up antennas and radios and stayed later to recover all equipment. JOTA was set up in the Party Pavilion of TTM, which is along their tracks. TTM admitted Scouts in uniform and their leaders for free and then they admitted accompanying family members for free. Everyone was permitted to see the exhibits at TTM and ride their 1:1 (real) train.