Look what arrived in the Post today!!!

Club treasurer, Kai, MM1AUF was a lucky winner in the Prize Draw held by CQ Scotland at the recent Braehead Rally.
Her prize was a goodie bag jam-packed full of BBC Micro:bit micro-computers, components, resource books and guides.

This will provide lots of project work for the club and hopefully engage our local scouts with amateur radio and electronics.
We would like to express our thanks to CQ Scotland for the kits and look forward to incorporating them in our activities.

The CQ SCOTLAND GROUP is a non profit community group introducing electronics and amateur radio to the next generation. This is achieved through group building events and the distribution of free electronic project kits. Their aim is to inspire the next generation to gain their foundation amateur radio license or spark an interest in electronics, that could lead to worthwhile careers.

Check out their website by clicking on this link or the link on the right-hand side of the page.

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2018 JOTA-JOTI Travel-Free Jamboree

By R MIDDELKOOP 

This year something new will happen……

The Jamboree On The Air / Internet will be run for the first time just like a World Scout Jamboree. You can experience the same atmosphere and similar activities; all connected through amateur radio and internet. Without even leaving home! It is a true “travel-free Jamboree”.

Everything looks like a World Scout Jamboree. A map of the “campsite”  links all the possible activities that participants can take part in, and a schedule tells them when activities in the “campsite activity tents” are taking place.

Upon registration at the Main Gate, participating groups receive a Jamboree Handbook to help navigate the map and the weekend schedule. They can then navigate the campsite and choose what areas they want to visit and when, according to their planned activities. The Staff Camp has all extra information to assist leaders with the activities. It also hosts the agenda of “special events” during the JOTA-JOTI weekend.

A glimpse of what will be available on the campsite:

Global Development Village with activities for this years’ main theme “Life on Land”

Subcamps with a large internet café and a game zone

Science Park with all sorts of technical experiments and a radio base.
The Challenge Valley where you can try and challenge yourself and each other

The Campfire Circle where you can participate in different campfire talks by well-known Scout leaders

The WOSM HQ tent offers an insight into many of the other major Scout programmes around the world

The Jamboree HQ, where help is available for any possible problem.

and many more…..

Currently, your JOTA-JOTI camp site is under construction. Curious? You can already visit some parts of the new campsite and of course, register for the event at the Main Gate. Don’t miss it.

Explore the camp site and enjoy!

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Join your award winning Radio Group for JOTA/JOTI 2018

In keeping with tradition the Radio Group will again be taking part in the annual worldwide JOTA/JOTI event.

JOTA-JOTI is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1.3 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries.
Scouts and Guides across the world connect with each other during JOTA-JOTI using the airwaves and the internet.

The event has been held the third weekend of October since 1957.
The next JOTA-JOTI is 19th, 20th and 21st October 2018.

To book a place for your Group contact us by eMail : mm0tsgatgmail.com (replace’at‘ with ‘@’)

 

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Radio Group receives World Radio Friendship Award

The amateur radio website QRZ.com recently awarded the Greenock and District Scout Radio Group the World Radio Friendship Award.
This award is issued solely based on communications between QRZ users. The award was achieved by successfully completing on-air contacts, during our Friday night meetings in the HQ Radio Shack, with at least 25 members of QRZ from around the world. The award celebrates QRZ’s 25th Anniversary and recognises our Group’s achievements in amateur radio.

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