Jamboree On The Air


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The JOTA event, organised by Kyle District Scouts, is being held at Tarbolton, a small village to the northeast of the town of Ayr.

Click on the here to see where Ayr is - Use your backspace to return to this page.

The Radio station is at the 69th Ayrshire Headquarters in the village.

Ayr is located 30 miles south of the City of Glasgow in Scotland.

Tarbolton has strong links with Robert Burns and the Bachelors Club can be found here..

The Radio Station is being run by Ayr Radio Club and the JOTI Station by Bob McIntyre of Kyle District Scouts.

The JOTI event has not be centralised this year and will be operated by a number of individuals in various places around the District. Bob McIntyre will be operating a JOTI base over the week-end with members of Ayrshire Scouting dropping into take part and see what is happening.

An additional page showing world times is available. This opens as another window and allows you to toggle between this page and the world times - useful when chatting on JOTI. Should the clock stop, simply reload the page.

You may e-mail bob over the week-end at our special email address of

All emails will be replied to, although we cannot guarantee an immediate reply.

The call sign for the week-end is:


The JOTI base is running on a laptop computer, running as a server with another two machines running over a network.

The server is a 133 Pentium with 24Mb RAM and the modem connection is at 33.6K The computer is linked through Bob's provider, to the Internet, using Netscape Communicator as a Browser and MIRC software being used to access IRC (Internet Chat Relay). The base is using one of the Scouting Servers and the #joti channel to chat with Scouts and Guides throughout the world. The handle being used by this station will contain the word kyle_uk.

Jamboree On The Air Contacts

Whilst most of the contacts until mid afternoon were from the UK with stations in Uistin the Hebrides Islands of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and various parts of England, contact was also made with Eire, Germany, Russia, Malta, Italy and America.

Radio Operator Garry with a number of the Scouts from the 69th Ayrshire.

Peter at the sharp end with Scouts from the 43rd Ayrshire and 69th Ayrshire looking on.

Jamboree On The Internet

The JOTI station was operated at various times over the week-end with Scouts and Gudies from all over the world being chatted with.

Click here to see Ayrshire Map
You can click on the map to look at Scout Districts in Ayrshire or to look at some pages about the towns and villages of the County.

Click here to see to learn more about Ayrshire Scouting .

Click here for the main Index Page of the Ayrshire site.

Author :- Bob McIntyre