Archive for Radio Scouting

Radio Scouting Net on Echolink

This month we'll be operating the USA Radio Scouting Net on Echolink, conference *JOTA-365* which is node 480809.

It's at 10 PM Central, Thursday, August 11 (which is also 0300 UTC Friday, August 12). Chris Overbey, WA5DM, continues as host.

While we had a few check ins on 40 meters last month, propagation was not our friend. Echolink should be a great way to make this happen. The World Scout Net meets on this same conference node on the first Saturday of each month at 2200 UTC.

If you're not familiar with Echolink, you can find out more at including downloading the software. There are also apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad.

Looking forward to everyone checking in on the net.

Radio Scouting Net Echolink


2016 JOTA Patch Available

The 2016 Jamboree on the Air patch is available from BSA Supply. It's order number 634941. You can find it online at 2016 Jamboree on the Air Emblem. Make sure you order enough for your JOTA event.

JOTA 2016


K2BSA Shirts – Jackets – Hats @ HamThreads

We're delighted to announce that Dave Birdsley, KF8WS, at HamThreads has developed a line of K2BSA shirts, jackets, and hats. You can order them directly from HamThreads at Shirts and Jackets Design and at Hat Design. Or click on the nearby images.



USA Radio Scouting Net July 15 Check Ins

130-032-Radio-Scouting-180Thanks to everyone who checked into the first monthly USA Radio Scouting Net on July 15. Chris Overbey, WA5DM, hosted the net.

Here's the list of checkins: KD5MLD, NE4RD, N5YZA (who also relayed check ins), W6WF, N5BXP, N5HYP, KC9WW, K9EYZ, KR6AZ, and KO5RP.

I tried to check in but no one could hear me. I could hear everyone above check in but couldn't hear WA5DM, net control. I imagine that there were a few of you out there who experienced something similar. Lots of QRM, QRN, QSB, etc.

We are considering using Echolink's JOTA-365 conference node for the next round.

Thanks to Chris Overbey, WA5DM, for serving as net control and to everyone who checked in or attempted to check in. It's great to get this started.

73, Jim Wilson, K5ND