Jota patchJOTA 2021

2021 64nd Annual Jamboree On The Air
Saturday, October 16, 2021 from 9:00am to 5:00pm
McGimsey Scout Park

The  Jamboree on the Air (J.O.T.A.) event promotes worldwide communications via Amateur Radio and the internet. J.O.T.A. is the largest Scouting event in the world with over 1.8 million Scouts participating across 150+ countries. Scouts of all ages are welcome to come and participate. This year’s event was held at McGimsey Scout Park, in the Cub Pavilion area.

For more information: or Contact John Douglas or (210) 887-8317


2020 Jota patchJOTA 2020

The 63rd Annual Jamboree on the Air (JOTA) event was  canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions.




Amateur Radio (ham radio) is a popular hobby and service that brings people together globally. People use radio to communicate across town, across the country, around the world, and into space using the “Air Waves”, satellites, repeaters and the internet. It’s fun, social, educational, and provides the ability to speak with fellow amateur operator’s globally thereby creating friendship’s and spreading international goodwill. It can be used as a lifeline during times of need, and fosters good communication development for the Scout.

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A closer view of the Cub Pavilion at McGimsy Scout Park that the San Antonio Radio Club operated as a JOTA site operated for 2019

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Rosendo Guzman, N5YBG, working with some Scouts and their parents at JOTA on Saturday, October 19, 2019

A group of Scouts gathered around a transceiver rig with Joe Bruno, W5AUQ, in the background on the left at JOTA

John Douglas, W5NZK, Chairperson, JOTA Commitee talking with s Scout’s mother at JOTA