The 53rd Jamboree On The Air will is taking place on 16 and 17 October 2010.
The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur radio contacts.
Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the Ham Bands.
HamSphere JOTA frequencies: 7.090 DSB, 7.030 CW, 14.290 MHz DSB, 18.140 MHz DSB, 21.360 MHz DSB, 50.160 MHz DSB
The DX season is picking up on HamSphere. Here are some of the remote and rare stations logged during Sept/Oct.
3D2AA FIJI, S21RN BANGLADESH, P29CM PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 225HS106 BRUNEI, 89HS110 NIGERIA, VP9LW BERMUDA, YN7D NICARAGUA, FM5LE MARTINIQUE,
P43DP ARUBA, 73HS104 SURINAME, 168HS101 MAURITIUS, 155HS109 TAIWAN, 219HS103 ANGUILLA, V31HN BELIZE, 64HS102 SENEGAL, 51HS104 ANDORRA,
191HS656 SWAZILAND, 340HS112 PALESTINIA, 154HS104 IRAN
Exchanging QSL cards. We remind you of the eQSL service that is compatible with both Ham Radio callsigns and HamSphere DX callsigns. Their URL is http://www.eQSL.org
Malaysia with the ISO2 code "MY" has been added as a HamSphere DX-Country.
Users from Malaysia will have free access to the system as of now.
As from 6 October 2010 the HamSphere 30 meter band will be a digital band only. All digital modes are allowed on 30 meters.
PSK31 : Works well.
SSTV: Works, but vulnerable to any small lagging or dropout in the transmissions
RTTY: Works very well
Digital SSTV: Does not work well due to the Audio compression used in HamSphere.
The official HamSphere autumn contest will be announced soon. Information about contest rules and dates will be posted on the HamSphere.com website.