Re: Jamboree On The Air ...
Fri, 3 Jun 1994 11:02:08 EDT
There is considerable interest around the world in adding computer
communications to the annual JOTA. I would like to know if there are already
any specific plans in place to do this, and, if not, what your thoughts on
the best way to do this would be.
There are many Scouts and Scouters who are more likely to have access to
computer communications who do not have easy access to amateur radio
My thoughts are to include computer communications to as many of the JOTA
sites that already exist as possible. In addition, we would also have a lot
of computer-only sites.
We may be able to include such telecommunications organisations as PTT at
some of these sites, with direct satellite communications links for modems as
a way for the telecommunications people to demonstrate their technology
While IRC is expensive for some, e-mail is a good alternative, if people
start sending in posts earlier in the week before JOTA.
Computer communications is slower than radio, but we can communicate clearly
across greater distances in many cases. We will also have more time to
translate communications in other languages using e-mail, which will be of
benefit to Scouts working on interpreter badges.
Just a few thoughts...
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City