K2BSA To Be On the Air from 2013 National Scout Jamboree
Amateur Radio will be a part of the 2013 Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree, July 15-24, when some 40,000 Scouts and leaders are expected at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Mount Hope, West Virginia. K2BSA will be on the air, primarily on SSB and PSK31, as a demonstration station and to offer radio merit badge training and other activities. The West Virginia reservation will become the permanent home of the Jamboree, held every 4 years, so any ham radio installations on the site can remain available for use during future Jamborees. Icom America, through its sponsorship of Radio Scouting, is providing three repeaters at the Summit to serve the Jamboree and other programs held there, as well as the local community. Icom also is providing all Amateur Radio transceivers for the Jamboree and is the exclusive Amateur Radio transceiver sponsor for the 2013 event. For additional details on National Scout Jamboree 2013 and Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) 2013, see “Jammin’ and Hammin’ with the Scouts,” by Jim Wilson, K5ND, in the June issue of QST. Get more Jamboree 2013 information.