Special events to mark Jamboree, Scouting centenary


Special event station VI3JAM will take to the air January 2-13 from the 21st Scouts Australia Jamboree. Part of the World Scouting centenary activities, VI3JAM is aimed at stimulating interest in Amateur Radio among attending scouts. One Jamboree highlight is a planned Amateur Radio contact with astronaut Suni Williams, KD5PLB, on the International Space Station. The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), Amateur Radio Victoria (ARV) and Icom Australia are the sponsors. Icom Australia has supplied a two-building ham radio shack with HF, VHF and UHF equipment. Held every three years, the Jamboree is expected to attract 13,000 attendees. Throughout 2007, the Scout Radio and Electronics Service Unit will activate special event VI3SAA to mark the 100th anniversary of World Scouting. Commemorative QSL cards will be available for both operations. http://www.arrl.org/?artid=7065

PY4MAB – Thu, 2006 – 12 – 28 18:12

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