Not able to attend the 2013 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 QRZ.com 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) — Please connect via the *JOTA-365* 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.
QSL routing info can be found on QRZ.com You can check the logbook via ClubLog here. 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. All overseas QSLs will also be sent via bureau.
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. VEC Testing on July 17, 19, and 22. High Altitude Balloon launches on 18, 20, and 23. International Space Station Contact to be scheduled. Nightly nets on repeater frequencies at 7 PM.
EchoLink and D-Star as show above and repeaters show 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
|2 m Analog||146.700 MHz||-600 kHz||123.0 Hz|
|70 cm Analog||444.025 MHz||+5 MHz||123.0 Hz|
|70 cm D-Star||441.8125 MHz||+5 MHz||N/A|
APRS will be active and K2BSA will be on the air with CW at times. Click here for other Scouting Frequencies.