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Jota October 2017 Report

Attn: CRA Club members.

We had been asked to help with Colchester District Scouts on JOTA weekend again this year by Richard Hudson G7BIV.

It took place on the weekend of 21st/22nd October. 

Members from the club went along just before 9am and set up three stations in the Scout Hut, in Villa Rd Stanway, and supervised the use of the callsign GB60CDS during the day before finally leaving at around half past 5. A HUGE  thank you for your efforts.
During the day CRA  members explained the basic principles of safety, morse appreciation,radio operation and ultimately passing a message over the air, to approximately 75 Beavers / Cubs / Scouts so they could achieve their communicator badge . 

Other club members also went along and operated at the CW boot camp from a different location to assist with morse appreciation and practice.

All of the children who took part seemed to have enjoyed their brief insight into our hobby which made it worthwile to all who helped.

A special thanks to the members and operators who answered our calls for the children to pass messages, without you this would not have been possible. THANK YOU ALL.

Photo below taken at JOTA 2017