around world for JOTA
The longest Scout radio contact was made by the 33rd Akita Scout Group at JE7YSS over a distance of 25,600km with the Cape Town Scout Group in South Africa, writes Yoritake Matsudaira.
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|Before the event, the Scout Association of Japan (SAJ) circulated the information to Scouts and leaders through its local Scout Councils and Scouting magazines as well as its website.
A memorial QSL card and a badge were made for promotion.
During the 51st JOTA, JA1YSS/1 operated at the National Headquarters of the Scout Association of Japan, Mitaka-city in Tokyo.
The station succeeded to contact around 100 stations in Japan and overseas despite the bad radio conditions which did not allow contacts with stations in the APR countries.
Akita, Chiba, Saitama, Fukui, Aichi, Shiga, Nara and Kumamoto Scout Council also operated stations.
There were 30 Scouts and leaders who joined JJ1YXI, operated by the Chiba Scout council and 28 Scouts and leaders who joined JL3YCK, Shiga Scout council.
|Echolink was also actively operated by some stations.
Shiga Scout council made some contacts using a translated J-Code sheet in Japanese.
|Have a go at semaphore flag signaling
There was a Scout who had just got his radio licence and was instructed by a Rover Scout on the air.
around world for JOTI
|The Japanese Scouts were very keen on using the videochat during the 2008 JOTI. NJiO Natsuki Takano reported that the Scouts learned a lot about the internet during the Jamboree-On-The-Internet weekend. Participants alsoused online message boards to get in touch with Scouts from all over the world.|