Archive for Jamboree

2016 Action Plan Published

The K2BSA Amateur Radio Association 2016 Action Plan has been published. Check it out to see what the association is planning to tackle this year. If you're a member, please consider volunteering for one of the committees. If you're not a member, this is a great time to join.

Icom America Renews Scouting Sponsorship

Icom America and the Boy Scouts of America have announced the renewal of their sponsorship agreement through 2018.

The agreement began in 2012 and provided Jamboree on the Air promotion, BSA local council station loans, and National Jamboree equipment loans and repeaters. You can find the press release from the BSA at Icom America Continues Amateur Radio Support for Boy Scouts of America and from Icom America here.

BSA Radio Scouting activities will remain Powered by Icom at least through 2018. Great news.

K2BSA Calendar Available

We've added a page with the full calendar of K2BSA call sign activations and Scouting related special events. You can find it at K2BSA Calendar. We hope the full calendar helps you find openings for use of the K2BSA/x call sign for your special event.

Our records show that in 2011 we authorized 6 activations of the call sign. In 2015 so far we've authorized 40. You're clearly putting it to good use for your Scouting events.

As one reminder for your special events. If the K2BSA call sign isn't available, you can apply for a 1 x 1 call sign at http://www.1x1callsigns.org

2013 Jamboree QSL

2013 Jamboree QSL

Station Operations

Russ Mickiewicz, N7QR, has developed a listing of recommendations for station operations. These are based on his considerable experience at the K2BSA operations during National Jamborees as well as local council Radio Scouting events.

These would be excellent recommendations for your event. Check them out at Station Operations.

N7QR at Jamboree 2013

N7QR conducting a demonstration at K2BSA/8 during the 2013 National Jamboree.

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