The 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree will be held July 19-28 at the Summit Bechtel National Scout Reserve in southern West Virginia. This event is held every 4 years and will draw thousands of Scouts from around the country. There will be an Amateur Radio station onsite (WV8BSA) conducting demonstrations and providing instruction for the Radio Merit Badge. Also scheduled are a balloon launch with APRS tracking, and a contact with the ISS. A large part of our demonstration will be getting Scouts on the air making QSOs. If you have some spare time during daylight hours, please consider getting on the air and looking for us so that we can help spark some of the magic we all enjoy in this hobby.
You can look for us on the following frequencies:
SSB: 28.390, 24.960, 21.360, 18.140, 14.290, 7.190, 3.940
PSK: 28.120, 24.920, 21.080, 18.100, 14.070, 10.142, 7.080, 3.580
There will also be some limited CW operation as time permits.
You can find more information about what we’re up to at www.k2bsa.net, under the Jamboree tab.
Hope to see you on the air!
Jason Mueller AE3JM
K2BSA Staff, 2017 National Boy Scout Jamboree