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The W6CX Mt. Diablo and WW6BAY South Bay analog repeater systems are not available for JOTA use during Pacificon. They are being used for the Pacificon Talk-in Net.
The CCRA WA6HAM repeater system is available for local JOTA use subject to the following limitations: The system is not available for JOTA use during the Orinda Fire Station 45 ERT Saturday 9:00 AM Net (which usually lasts about 10-20 minutes). Emergency or disaster response operation communications have priority over JOTA use.
Per the US JOTA Organizer:
"The following frequencies are those established by the World Scout Bureau for use during the JOTA weekend.
Amateur Band SSB/Phone CW 80 meters 3.69 & 3.94 MHz 3.57 MHz 40 meters 7.19 & 7.27 MHz 7.03 MHz 20 meters 14.29 MHz 14.06 MHz 17 meters 18.14 MHz 18.08 MHz 15 meters 21.36 MHz 21.14 MHz 12 meters 24.96 MHz 24.91 MHz 10 meters 28.39 MHz 28.18 MHz
These are "calling frequencies". After contact has been made, you should move off that frequency (either above or below) to continue your contact and allow others to use the calling frequency."
The World Scout Frequencies are posted at http://scout.org/en/information_events/events/jota/world_scout_frequencies.
In the United States transmitting on World Scout frequency 7.09 MHz is restricted by CFR 47 97.305(c) & 97.307(f)(11). Rule 97.307(f)(11) states for the frequency band that 7.09 MHz is in per 97.305(c): "Phone and image emissions may be transmitted only by ... stations located within ITU Region 2 that are west of 130° West longitude or south of 20° North latitude."
(References: http://www.scouting.org/jota.aspx and US Code of Federal Regulations, Title 47, Part 97, ITU Regions map.)
Per the World Scout Bureau:
"Unfortunately there is a large amateur-radio competition in Germany during the JOTA weekend, called the WAG contest. However, we are pleased that the contest organisers have again arranged for frequencies that are kept free of contest traffic, so we can have a JOTA with minimal interference."
THE GERMAN WAG CONTEST
During the JOTA weekend there is unfortunately one contest (amateur radio competition). It is an exception to the agreement that there will be no contests during the JOTA weekend. However, an agreement has been reached with the organizers of this German WAG contest on the use of amateur radio frequencies during the JOTA in such a way that it allows both events to operate in parallel. This worked reasonably well last year, so we would like to continue it for this years' JOTA as well.
The German contest stations will not operate in the following segments (called "contest-free zone"):
80 m 3650 - 3700 kHz,
40 m 7080 - 7140 kHz,
20 m 14100 - 14125 and 14280 - 14350 kHz,
15 m 21350 - 21450 kHz,
10 m 28225 - 28400 kHz
There is no contest traffic on the 17, 12 and 6 m amateur radio bands. This leaves [almost] all World Scout Frequencies in the clear !! [7.030 MHz, a World Scout CW calling frequency, is not in the contest-free band.]
Scout stations may use the whole of each amateur radio band. But if you experience any interference from the WAG contest, please move to the segments listed above to enjoy an interference-free contact.
Per the World Scout JOTA web site:
"These frequencies are also mentioned on the web site of the contest organizers ..."
"Should you encounter contest stations on the above frequencies, please advise them of the contest-free zone. Should the WAG contest station not want to move out of the contest free zone, please take note of its call sign, frequency and date / time and send us these. we will inform the contest organisers accordingly."
"You can print this log sheet before the weekend and have it available at your station."
Last updated: 10/10/2011 01:54 by Bill Wells