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Jamboree on the Air at Falmouth Safety Fair

posted Sep 22, 2017, 2:32 PM by L Gray   [ updated Sep 23, 2017, 5:44 AM ]

FARA will be participating in the annual Boy Scout Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) with a booth at the Falmouth Safety Fair on October 21, 2017.

Henry Brown, K1WCC, has obtained a special event call sign - W1BSA! The goal is to show all attendees (specifically any Scouts, Boy or Girl) what ham radio has to offer and get them on the air!

Volunteers are needed to operate several stations as demo's and to help get folks on the air:
  • CW station
  • HF voice (SSB)
  • Digital (likely PSK31) with a big screen
  • 2m HT and/or mobile

Tables and chairs are provided - we need to supply the equipment and antennas! Henry has verified that it is a radio quiet zone, so we can use all bands from 80 to 2 meters!

We are coordinating with another JOTA event in Yarmouth for local 2m communications. If you can't assist with the event itself, but are available on the 21st, we could also use you and your station to make contacts!

Please contact Glen, KC1GKT, at

For more information about JOTA, see: