Amateur Radio — Live from the Jamboree!

Not able to attend the 2017 National Scout Jamboree?

Here's how to engage with K2BSA and Jamboree participants as well as Jamboree visitors via amateur radio. Note — point your beam at West Virginia! The K2BSA page has been updated with the correct coordinates, QSL info, etc.

On the Air Frequencies:

SSB in MHz: 28.390, 24.960, 21.360, 18.140, 14.290, 7.190, 3.940

PSK-31 in MHz: 28.120, 24.920, 21.080, 18.100, 14.070, 10.142, 7.080, 3.580

EchoLink: K2BSA-R Demonstration Station (node 4566), WV8BSA-R VHF Repeater (node 6544), W6BSA-R UHF Repeater (node 9877), Conference *JOTA-365* (node 480809), Conference *JAMBO* (node 832996).  Please connect via a conference for best results.

D-Star: WV8BSA and Reflector 033A --- note that during the Jamboree WV8BSA is locked to REF033A, the dedicated Scouting reflector, to avoid problems with linking and unlinking with each operator's preferences.

CW: There will be limited operation on CW as time permits. See Scouting Frequencies.

The current K2BSA Jamboree Logbook can be found at Jamboree Logbook. There is also an online QSL request window on that page, SASE to K5ND will work, plus Logbook of the World will have all QSOs after the Jamboree.

Are you planning to attend the Jamboree as a participant, staff member, or visitor?

Here's how to engage with K2BSA while on site.

Be sure to stop by the K2BSA location in the Summit Center — demonstrations for Scouts, Radio Merit Badge workshop, and ARDF-Foxhunting. Balloon launches on July 20, and 22. International Space Station Contact to be scheduled. Nightly nets on repeater frequencies at 7 PM Eastern.

EchoLink and D-Star as show above and repeaters shown below. Note that the D-Star repeater is locked to Reflector 033A, the dedicated Scouting reflector, to avoid problems with linking and unlinking at each operator's preference.

Summit Repeater Frequencies

RepeaterOutput FrequencyOffsetTone
2 m Analog146.700 MHz-600 kHz123.0 Hz
70 cm Analog444.025 MHz+5 MHz123.0 Hz
70 cm D-Star441.8125 MHz+5 MHzN/A

There is also a nearby DMR repeater at 442.900 / 447.900, color code 5.

APRS will be active.