We are 1st Aranda Scout Group, located in Canberra, ACT, Australia. This year we are operating our own JOTA station on 18-19 October 2008.
The amateur radio operator is Clayton (Scout name 'Penguin'), who is a Joey Scout Leader with the group. Call sign is VK1TKA.
Our time zone is Australian Eastern Standard Time Zone (EST). We are now in daylight savings time, which is UTC + 11:00
Hope that we can talk with you some time over the weekend!
Greening Australia, located beside our hall, have kindly allowed us to use their internet connection for the weekend.
We are located at Aranda, Ginninderra Region (Belconnen), ACT (Australian Capital Territory), Australia
We will be operating on the following bands and modes:
UHF CB Games
All sections helped to construct the radio antenna system. The Joey and Cub sections helped build the antenna wire and feed.
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We had an excellent JOTA. Unfortunately we were unable to get the JOTI online, but with the JOTA results that didn't matter!
We had radio contacts within Australia, and with New Zealand, Finland and Great Britian. We also had echolink contacts with Canada, USA, England and South Africa. We even had a radio contact through the AO-51 amateur radio satellite. Dinner, campfire and camping were very much enjoyed.
Thank you to all those that we contacted, and to all those that helped make JOTA at 1st Aranda possible. We are looking forward to JOTA 2009!
For my full event report, see the attachments below.