JOTA 2016 was held on the 15th Saturday 2016 at Bharat Scouts and Guides Karnataka State head Quarters, Palace Road Bangalore. Event started at 9:00am and we had over 150 scouts and guides from various schools and colleges around Bangalore and Kolar.
We had good contacts on HF on 40M and 20M.Â This year Om Manjunath – VU3CJM set up a JOTI station establishing contacts through internet using Echo-link with other HAM radio stations round the globe. This helped us in making contacts with stations from Japan, Malaysia, Singapore.
There were 4 groups on VHF – Kalpana Chawala, Beden Powel,PallaviÂ and APJ group. They exchanged songs, puzzles, jokes and had a nice time.
Om Satyapal gave a presentation on HAM Radio and was keenly observed by all new to this hobby.
Om Mani gave a talk on satellite functioning and how one can monitor with simple device like USB Dongle and submit reports to various organisations.Â Also on how weather pictures can be received at home and remote locations directly from the satellite.
Om Mani was very happy that the occasion coincided with Dr. APJ Kalam’s birthday.
Participating HAMS were
- VU2GRM - Om Ram Mohan
- VU3CJM- Om Manjunath
- VU3PNN – Om Prakash
- VU2FI – Om Satyapal
- VU2WMY - Om Mani
- VU3HSR – Om Ram Prasad
- VU3VRL – Om Ramesh
- VU2JBA – Om Soms