joti.TV, we let you see JOTI. That is our main goal.
In the two days of JOTA-JOTI you will chat on IRC, speak trough radio, and maybe even video-call with other scouts. But the difficult part is that you can’t get a good overview of participating groups. This is where we come in. We gather all the webcams of scout groups all over the world and build them together in one big mozaiek. This will give you a look inside JOTA-JOTI.
Do you want to be on joti.TV? We explain how you can get your group online on our Help pages
How did it start?
The idea that became joti.TV all starts with last year. A boyscout group from the Netherlands started last year a “webcam portal”. This portal was a overview of webcam’s located at JOTA-JOTI stations in the Netherlands. Why? Because it was very hard to locate JOTA-JOTI stations. And off-course, you want to peek inside! So you jump from site to site hoping there was a webcam link anywhere. Than we thought, its must be made easier. We began to locate and contact as much JOTA-JOTI stations as we could. Finding there webcam and hooking there picture in our mosaic. After that, we spread the word and it became a bigger success than we thought.
Now lets share this with the world!
What is JOTA or JOTI?
Simple: JOTA stands for, Jamboree on the Air and JOTI stands for, Jamboree on the Internet.
When Scouts want to meet young people from another country, they usually think of attending a World Jamboree. But few people realize that each year more than 400,000 Scouts and Guides “get together” over the airwaves for the annual Jamboree-on-the-Air (JOTA). Modern technology offers Scouts the exciting opportunity to make friends in other countries without leaving home. JOTA is an annual event in which Boy and Girl Scouts and Guides from all over the world speak to each other by means of Amateur (ham) Radio. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared via radio waves. Since 1958 when the first Jamboree-on-the-Air was held, millions of Scouts have met each other through this event. Many contacts made during JOTA have resulted in pen pals and links between Scout troops that have lasted many years. With no restrictions on age or on the number of participants, and at little or no expense, JOTA allows Scouts to contact each other by ham radio. The radio stations are operated by licensed amateur radio operators. Many Scouts and leaders hold licenses and have their own stations, but the majority participate in JOTA through stations operated by local radio clubs and individual radio amateurs. Some operators use television or computer-linked communications.(Source: www.arrl.org)