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What is JOTI Radio?
JOTI Radio compliments JOTA-JOTI (see below for information on JOTA-JOTI), and is a key component of the largest event in international Scouting.
Throughout the JOTA-JOTI weekend, JOTI Radio will be broadcasting music and discussion over the internet.  The conversation will be related to Scouting, and will be suitable for an audience of all ages.  We’ll be using our own team of experienced presenters who will be joined by young people visiting the studios as well as guests interviewed on air.

Where do you broadcast from?
We’ll be broadcasting over the internet from studios at Bristol (UK).  In addition to the radio studio in Bristol, we will also have a bank of internet connected iPads that young people can use to take part in JOTA-JOTI as well as enjoying a variety of other activities.   Studio visits need to be pre-booked so that we can spread visitors throughout the weekend. 

How do I listen to JOTI Radio?
JOTI Radio is an on-line radio station – simply point your internet browser to http://jotiradio.org/index.php/live-player and you should connect to us automatically.

Do I need any special software or hardware to listen to JOTI Radio?
You’ll need a computer with soundcard and speakers to listen to JOTI Radio. The radio station broadcasts as a .MP3 file, and will stream through software that will probably already be on your computer.  If you don’t have software to listen to music, then your computer will probably recommend some software to you, or try using WinAmp
Simply point your internet browser to www.jotiradio.org/index.php/live-player - that is all you’ll probably need to do.
You’ll also be able to connect to JOTI Radio using some mobile phones (but watch any download limits you may have).

Is this a one-off?
JOTA-JOTI is an annual event held the third complete weekend of October each year.  2015 was the fifth year that we’d operated JOTI Radio.   JOTI Radio is a project of Avon Scout Radio (part of Avon Scouts in the UK).  Avon Scout Radio broadcasts regularly from Bristol studios as well as from Scouting events around the UK.  Please contact us if you’d like us to broadcast from your Scouting event.

What is JOTI?
The World Scout Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI) is an international Scout Meeting on the Internet which takes places every year on the third weekend of October. This is an official event of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
During the weekend, thousands of Scouts from all over the world meet and communicate with each other over the Internet, using any technologies locally available, from web browsers to email, chat programs, microphones, scanners and digital cameras. Most of the communication takes place using email and in a chat network called IRC, the Internet Relay Chat. JOTI allows you to build friendships with Scouts in other countries and to find out more about their civil and scouting life. Often, these contacts last for years and build the base for upcoming group trips and enterprises.

What is JOTA?
The Jamboree-On-The-Air, or JOTA, is an annual Scouting event that uses amateur radio to link Scouts around the world, around the nation, and in your own community. Held on the third full weekend of October each year, this worldwide jamboree requires no travel, other than to a nearby radio amateur’s ham shack.   This is an official event of the World Organisation of the Scout Movement (WOSM).
Once at the ham radio station, the communication typically requires speaking into a microphone and listening on the station speakers. However, many forms of specialized communication can also take place, such as video communication, digital communication using typed words on the computer screen transmitted by radio, communication through a satellite relay or an earth-based relay (called a repeater), and many others. The exchanges include such information as name, location (called QTH in ham speak), involvement with Scouting, age, and hobbies. The stations you’ll be communicating with can be other Scouts across town, across the country, or even around the world! The World Scout Bureau reported that the 2015 JOTA-JOTI had over 1 million participants!

Tell me more about Scouting in the UK.
Scouting offers fun and friendship, challenge and everyday adventure to 400,000 girls and boys across the UK. Scouting has a positive impact on young people, our 100,000 adult volunteers and the communities in which we live.  Offering over 200 different activities from abseiling and archery to drama, street sports and water zorbing, Scouting helps 6-25 year olds grow in confidence, achieve their full potential and become active members of their communities.
For more information on Scouting in the UK please visit www.scouts.org.uk

Tell me more about Scouting around the world.

There are more than 40 million Scouts, youth and adults, boys and girls, in 161 countries.  For links to National Scout Organisations please click here


Where can I purchase JOTA-JOTI badges etc?
The World Scout Shop have a range of JOTA-JOTI related items here

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