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drjim
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join:2000-06-13
Long Beach, CA
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Satellite Operation Onboard USS IOWA For JOTA on 20 October

I'll be operating a satellite station onboard the USS IOWA in San Pedro, California for the Jamboree On The Air event.

We'll also have TWO HF stations, one is K6B that the Scouts are manning, and the other one will be NI6BB, the callsign of the Battleship Iowa Amateur Radio Association, BIARA.

We'll be operational from 1700 UTC until 2300 UTC, Saturday, October 20th.

Hope to work some of you!

73, Jim
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ke4pym
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join:2004-07-24
Charlotte, NC

Good Luck, Dr Jim! That sounds like a lot of fun!

Wish I had the gear to try to talk to you!



drjim
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There's going to be two other stations, both running on HF.

NI6BB is the group I'm in, and the Scouts are going to be running either K6B, or N6B, I forget.

We received permission to stage our gear Friday night, so it should be MUCH less stressful than trying to do EVERYTHING on Saturday morning!
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ke4pym
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join:2004-07-24
Charlotte, NC
reply to drjim

By Scouts I assume Boy Scouts?

That's actually how I got introduced to ham radio waaaaay back in the day. Was at a big Scout thing. Dunno if it was a Jamboree or what.



drjim
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Yep, Boy Scouts of America.

"JOTA" stands for "Jamboree On The Air", and is a yearly event the BSA sponsors.
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b_p_smith

join:2002-02-13
Merrickville, ON
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Teensy clarification: JOTA is actually a WOSM (World Association of Scouting Movements) event. See »www.scout.org/en/information_eve···nts/jota for more info. This is actually the 55th year of JOTA and still hugely popular with the youngun's.

I introduced the local scout troop to JOTA about 10 years ago, and even though I'm no longer directly involved, the entire troop still goes to the Science & Technology Museum in Ottawa to work the VE3JW station there, usually on Saturday morning. That station generally has bad luck with westerly contacts, but I'll mention the IOWA regardless.

Brad
VE3BSM
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drjim
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Long Beach, CA
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Yes, you are correct.

I'm just so used to working with the local Scouting groups I forget it's a world-wide association.

Thanks for the plug!
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One man's Magic is another man's Engineering.



Patrickh60

@protectall.com
reply to drjim

Sir,

Is anyone operating on Sunday? Changed our den meeting from Monday to Sunday - had the dates wrong. Don't think the Cub's parents will tolerate another date cahnge.



drjim
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Long Beach, CA
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No, sorry. All the planning for operation on the Iowa is pretty much carved in stone. It's Saturday only, for four hours.
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aSic
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drjim See Profile, Any particular bands you will be concentrating on? I am supposed to be attending a wedding that evening (my own! gasp!) but would like to try to pick y'all out of the noise before I am forced to go get noisy elsewhere.
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drjim
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join:2000-06-13
Long Beach, CA
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I'm going to be operating the satellite station, but the HF guys will be trying to stick to the 'recommended' JOTA frequencies.

»www.scouting.org/jota.aspx
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One man's Magic is another man's Engineering.