A Report on Jamboree on Air (JOTA) Program

Timings: 0900 to 1730 hrs

Date: 16th & 17th Oct 2021

Venue: Scouts & Guides Bhavan, Moodbidri


The report is intent to brief about Jota (Jamboree on Air) program took place on 16 Oct & 17 Oct 2021 at Scout and Guides Bhavan, Moodbidri. The HAMS of Alva’s Institute of Engineering & Technology, Moodbidri along with NCC cadets setup the HAM Radio Station. The team was led by Flying officer Parveez Shariff B G (VU3PZL) in coordination with Mr. Rohit (VU2RDQ), Coordinator of JOTA, Assistant District Commissioner, D.K, Mangalore.


The JOTA is an International event conducted globally every year on third week of October. The motto of the JOTA program is provide the exposure of HAM radio operation to the student of scouts and guides, cubs and bulbuls, rangers and rovers. The students make radio contact with other JOTA stations using VHF or HF mode. The students obtain knowledge about transceivers and antenna, and its simple basic communication. The scouts and guides are taught to methods to establish radio stations importance of ham how to apply ham license. The main motto was the World’s Largest Scout Event promoting friendship and global citizenship.


The District Bharat Scouts and Guides had requested the Flt – B Air Wing NCC to support in conduction of JOTA Program. In this regard, 32 NCC cadets of Flt – B Air Wing NCC of 06 Kar Air Sqn NCC assisted in conducting JOTA program. Modern technology offers Scouts the exciting opportunity to make friends in other countries without leaving home. JOTA is an annual event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared via radio waves. Since 1958 when the first Jamboree-on-the-Air was held, millions of Scouts have met each other through this event.

The aim of JOTA as follows:

  1. Scouts & Guides to talk to their counterparts from different places using WIRELESS HAM RADIO.
  2. Making friends and connecting with other people from different places.
  3. Exchanging messages to learn about each other’s culture and other details.
  5. Learn about disaster communication using HAM radio.
  6. Having FUN with technology & science and making the world a smaller place by connecting with people.


The cadets with the help of HAMs Fg Offr Parveez Shariff B G (VU3PZL), Ms. Rashmi VU3GXX, Mr. Naga Hemanth (VU3GYE), Mr. Kiran (VU3GXL) and Mr. Rubesh, learnt setting up of HAM station. The cadets helped in presentation and demonstration about amateur radio, basic principles and working of radio communication, service provided natural calamities, how to communicate while using ham, Morse code, Q codes, ham license, to scouts and guides. NCC cadets. The practical demo station of radio communication is provided to scouts and guides to communicate with other JOTA stations and the communication details were recorded in log book.


–Report by Cdt  DHAREPPA S K


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  1. A very good flying start to the JOTA set up at moodabidri keep up the good work parveez the flying officer.

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