With warmer weather many scouts and their families are heading out on the water in boats.
Marine safety in Victorian coastal waters has received a major boost with the launch of Marine Radio Victoria, the new marine distress and emergency monitoring service.
Marine Radio Victoria (MRV) monitors and records radio traffic on VHF and HF emergency radio channels 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
For more information see: http://transportsafety.vic.gov.au/maritime-safety/newsroom/new-emergency-radio-service
PA – 12/Dec/2017
Just a reminder that we need to collect information over the weekend to compile your reports. Can you remind your JOTA JOTI stations to capture numbers over the weekend? The following would be great:
Number of Scouts
- Scout sections involved
- Number of Visitors (non-Scouts)
- Number of JOTA JOTI Stations
- Number of Amateur Radio Operators
- Number of Contacts/QSOs
- States Contacted
- Countries Contacted
Also it would be interesting to get a better picture of JOTI, eg how many stations ran JOTI, were there any stand alone JOTI stations. What apps were used over the weekend etc.
Any stories or photo’s/video would be great as well.
I will confirm the deadline for reports early next week however it would be great to get these done ASAP while the event is still fresh.
Have a great JOTA JOTI.
National Coordinator JOTA/JOTI
0422 588 110
<jota.joti-@-scouts.com.au> (remove the – )
Welcome to the JOTA / JOTI 2017 Blog Post.
Firstly, some international links that you may find valuable.
An introduction to JOTA-JOTI
JOTA-JOTI Participant’s Guide
Purchase JOTA-JOTI merchandise
Scoutlink, for Internet Relay Chat (IRC), TeamSpeak and Minecraft.
JOTI.tv, the TV station for JOTA-JOTI.
JOTI Radio, the online radio station for JOTA-JOTI
Who else is registered around the world?
Information on JOTA-JOTI 2017
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
If you have not found the Australian Info yet see http://international.scouts.com.au/programs-in-australia/jotajoti/jotajoti-registration
You can also follow the links to register your JOTA / JOTI station here too.
If you are looking for more local Victorian (VK3) info see http://www.sresu.asn.au/jota.
I wish you a fantastic JOTA / JOTI weekend.
Philip Adams – VK3JNI
State Leader – Radio
Radio and Electronics Team
Ph 03 94383013
SPOT has returned from Central Australia and spent a day exploring Adelaide.
1st Highton Scouts – Sent their last SPOT Message before returning to Victoria.
Scouts from 1st Highton will take SPOT for a walk to Central Australia in July 2017. This will be SPOTs first adventure out side of Victoria. We wish 1st Highton Scouts and their Leaders the best of luck and a great adventure in Central Australia with SPOT.
If you would like to hire SPOT for your next scouting adventure, please contact our secretary via the Contact us page.
Training is available if you are hiring SPOT for your first time.
For more general information about SPOT, please click here
Philip – VK3JNI
Have you heard the Scouts and Venturers from Central Victoria on air? If you are interested in getting a radio net for Scouts going, please use the Contact Us page.
Philip – VK3JNI
The 2016 JOTA-JOTI reports has been published – over 1 million participants across 156 countries and 33,000+ locations.
Read all the details including individual country reports by downloading the World JOTA-JOTI 2016 Report FINAL
This is a big report so it may take some time to download. One quote from the report…
“This was our first JOTA-JOTI experience and I think the Scouts had more fun than expected. We really enjoyed chatting with all of the different groups around the world. Uniforms, badges, and awards were a common topic. One thing we learned is that it is very common for people in other countries to speak multiple languages. All of our conversations were in English, and for most contacts English was not their first language. Another fun thing our Scouts learned is that other Scouting organizations have co-ed groups. Our longest chat was with a remote group in Australia who were 4.5 hours away from the nearest McDonald’s. They were sad to see us go as we had run out of time at the end of our event.” – Boy Scouts of America
Philip – VK3JNI
S-H Yachts are required to test their HF Radios on 22 Dec during the period 08:00 – 18:00. Testing will be conducted with the Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie. Tests may be heard on HF/USB – 4483kHz and 6516kHz
Sailing Instructions will require that boats report by radio when they are in the vicinity of Green Cape and make a declaration confirming their time of passing the cape. S-H yachts may be heard on HF/USB – 4483kHz and 6516kHz.
In past years, 6516kHz was used as the main race frequency, and scheds heard after 0735hrs and 1905hrs including position reports. 4483kHz – The backup frequency and daily 0005hrs position report frequency. HF radio scheds in 2016 – 2017 have not been confirmed.
Once underway boat positions may also be seen on http://www.rolexsydneyhobart.com/tracker/
de Philip – VK3JNI