[Article 234]Jamboree On The Air 2013

For a few months I have been thinking about participating in the JOTA/JOTI event of the Dutch Scouting (Scouting Nederland). A couple of weeks ago, I decided to write an e-mail to the national coordination centre of the JOTA/JOTI. Due to pure coincidence, they managed to find a group in Harmelen, only a 25 minutes ride from Gouda. The group was eagerly searching for a radio amateur. And they got one! Armed with a load of equipment, I got in the car to the Scouting group Willem-Alexander. They had already built a very nice scaffold of around 25′. It was a very busy, crowded and fun weekend and we made a lot of contacts both on 2 meter FM/SSB within the Netherlands and on HF with numerous stations.

The setup: TS-590S, FT-897D, the Asus eeePC and some other stuff.

 

The 4 elements quad for the 2 meter band on the scaffold doing a very fine job.
The 4 elements quad for the 2 meter band on the scaffold doing a very fine job in combination with a rotor.
The FD-4 making HF possible.
The FD-4 making HF possible.