From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Danny Schwendener)
Subject: Scouting on the Net during JOTA (World Jamboree On The Air)
Date: 3 Oct 1994 20:11:42 GMT
Organization: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ)
Here are the side events to the Worldwide Jamboree on the Air,
which will be held on October 15-16 on the amateur radio
frequencies worldwide. More details on JOTA 94 and the frequencies
used can be found on ftp.ethz.ch in the directory
(Note: this is an extract of the upcoming release of rec.scouting
FAQ#2 on worldwide scouting. Since JOTA is so close, I decided not
to wait until the normally scheduled posting)
At this time, I've received the announcements for three Internet
Happenings to be held during JOTA 94 (October 15-16):
A. JAMBOREE ON THE IRC (JOTIRC)
IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. IRC is devoted to just "type-talking"
with other users around the world. You join what they call a channel
(similar to AOL's rooms, if you're familiar) and type words which appear on
the channel. Everyone on that channel receives your words and can respond.
The software needed is basically a client. Clients can be obtained from many
ftp sites. See Scott Yanoff's "Internet Services" list on
alt.internet.services for public IRC clients, or find out if your own system
has the client installed by typing the following from your UNIX prompt:
For more information on IRC, anonymous FTP to:
One of the permanent channels on IRC is #scouting, which will be the
central meeting point for JOTIRC participants.
B. CIBER CAMPAMENT
The mexican scouts have set up a local chat server called "Ciber
Campament". While it is set up for JOTA 94, the server is already up
and running today.
To connect, telnet to 22.214.171.124 on port 7777 (type
'telnet 126.96.36.199 7777' from your UNIX or PC host, or use NCSA
Telnet from a Macintosh). You can log in with any alias and any
C. E-MAIL JOTA 94
Mosman District Scouts, located in Sydney Australia, invite you and
the girls and boys in your Scout/Guide unit to participate in EMAIL
At 1st Balmoral Sea Scout Hall Mosman District Scouts, Guides,
Brownies, Cubs, Rovers, Rangers, Venturers and their Leaders will be
broadcasting on 2 or 3 amateur radio rigs provided by alocal radio
club. There will also be a dial-up phone link between a UNIX
computer called 'scoutnet', and a commercial UNIX email service
connected to the Internet.
In the weeks leading up to JOTA which happens worldwide on during
October Scouts and Guides will be able to use the email service to
pre-arrange times and frequencies for radio contact with other
For more information on this event or to get in contact with 1st
Balmoral, contact John Young at email@example.com.
PS: I also know that an on-line 'Conference' is planned in the Compuserve
Scouting Forum (accessible to compuserve members only) and I am guessing
that a similar gathering will take place at AOL.com (America On Line).
Ben Parker (IL) firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com