Ham radio in the news – Jamboree on the Air 2011 edition

Here are three news items on this weekend’s Jamboree on the Air. More on JOTA at the Hands-On Museum later.

Local Boy Scouts Take To The Airwaves To Communicate With Other Scout Groups. This is a story about the operation at K3BSA. We worked them yesterday.

Scouts Dial into Past with Ham Radios. Ugggh. Yet another article calling ham radio antiquated. Maybe some members of the Magic Valley Amateur Radio Club can reply to this article and set readers straight.

Boy Scouts communicating through two-way radio. Here’s a TV spot on the same JOTA operation in Magic Valley. This report is much better than the newspaper article. The accompanying video shows the Scouts were very interested in the operation.

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