Re: Need Date for JOTI
Jim Beyer (kb9ngi@YAHOO.COM)
Tue, 18 Aug 1998 09:00:43 -0700
JOTA involves the use of FCC licensed HAM facilities that are not
generally available to either the Scouts or a putative adult molester.
Communication is in a supervised context. That is, even if a would
be molester were able to access a station for JOTA, the rules which
permit unliscensed Scouts to use the airwaves **require** that
licensed HAMs in control of the conversation at both ends. (See FCC
regulation 97 part B for the details -- look under "control operator"
and "third party traffic")
Molesters need secrecy. HAM frequencies which are monitored by both
government and volenteer organizations and a context where the Scout
is physically in the presence of a liscensee are not likely to be to
Consider that my club uses its club callsign for its support of JOTA.
If someone wants to use the callsign to track a child down, all they
would find is the address of the trustee, a cop as it happens.
JOTA chair: Six Meter Club of Chicago
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