As the BSA’s official amateur radio transceiver supplier for the jamboree, Icom will provide equipment and technical support for the K2BSA radio operation, which includes an amateur radio demonstration station, Radio merit badge instruction, ARDF-Foxhunting, and three VHF-UHF repeaters.
Icom has supported the Boy Scouts of America’s jamboree amateur radio operation, K2BSA, since 1981. Over those eight Jamborees, more than 30,000 Scouts have been able to experience amateur radio as a potential lifetime hobby or as an entry to a vocation in technology and communication.
The demonstration station will have several operating positions, all with Icom transceivers and support equipment, with a goal of introducing amateur radio to 4,000 Scouts during the 10-day jamboree. The three repeaters will include a 2m VHF analog repeater, a 70cm UHF analog repeater, and a 70cm UHF D-Star repeater using digital voice communication. The repeater frequency pairs have been assigned by the Southeastern Repeater Association.
Summit Repeater Frequencies
|2 m Analog||146.100 MHz||146.700 MHz||123.0 Hz|
|70 cm Analog||449.025 MHz||444.025 MHz||123.0 Hz|
|70 cm D-Star||446.8125 MHz||441.8125 MHz||Not applicable|
Thank you Icom America and Ray Novak, N9JA, for your superb support of amateur radio and Scouting!