JOTA Update

Post date: Aug 24, 2017 10:28:09 AM

It's time to talk again about JOTA – Jamboree on the Air. It’s the 60th Anniversary – with the theme:

Celebrating 60 Years of Connecting Scouts

JOTA JOTI this year is on the weekend of 20th-22nd of October.

This is NOT a criticism, but I’m finding a lack of coordination from Scouting organisations at both national and state level. Maybe I’m missing something.

If you’d like to help your local group, and haven’t got in contact yet, now is the time - they really need to start planning.

On behalf of NewsWest, I’d really like to know what other groups are operating so we can share plans and promote the weekend’s activities. A number of Perth clubs are already talking which is great.

Pop a quick email with JOTA in the subject line to if you’re up to something so we can collaborate.

In this story on, I’ve included a list of calling frequencies, and link to the World Scout Calling Frequencies.

Also, head to, the official World Organisation of the Scout Movement website for JOTA-JOTI.

World CW calling frequencies: (Updated from 1 July 2007):

3.570, 7.030, 14.060, 18.080, 21.140, 24.910, 28.180, 50.160

World voice calling frequencies: (Updated from 1 July 2007):

3.690 & 3.940 MHz, 7.090 & 7.190, 14.290, 18.140, 21.360, 24.960, 28.390, 50.160

Australian voice calling frequencies: 3.650, 7.090, 14.190, 21.190, 28.590, 52.160

Calling frequencies for Slow Scan TV (SSTV): 3.630, 7.033, 14.227

Calling Frequencies for PSK31: 14.070