Scouting Echolink JOTA Event

Sunday 27th September to Sunday 4th October

To coincide with school holidays across Australia, between Sunday 27th September and Sunday 4th October, we are hosting a special Echolink JOTA event.

We invite members of Scouting with an amateur radio licence, of any age, to join in during this week to connect with other Scouts across the country in a different way.

Echolink is an online platform allowing licenced amateur operators to communicate with each other without the need for a particular radio or access to any particular radio network. Using a phone or tablet app, or computer client, you can talk to other operators and connect to repeaters and conference servers across the world. Check out our Echolink Tutorial to find out more about how to use Echolink.

The Victorian Scout Radio & Electronics Service Unit established the *SCOUT-VK* conference server earlier this year and we are very happy to throw it open to you – any member of Scouting with an amateur licence!

We invite you to run a ‘net’ on a topic of your choice and have a go as a ‘net controller’. In amateur radio terms, a net is a discussion between a group of people about any topic. We’ll have experienced operators online during the week to help out.

Whether you’d like to join in on a conversation or lead your own about a topic you’re passionate about, we’d love to hear you on Echolink during this event.

More about the conference server

The *SCOUT-VK* server is not only available to Echolink users around the world, but is also linked into the SRESU’s Melbourne radio network for any users within its footprint.

If you have queries about this event you can get in touch with our team via echolink@vkjotijota.com.