JOTA founder passes away

| October 10, 2014

With JOTA 2014 a little more than a week away comes the news that its founding father, Les Mitchell, G3BHK, died on 6 October.

Les started JOTA in 1958, after launching the idea a year earlier at the World Scout Jamboree.

That was the first year the Jamboree had an amateur radio station on site, and has had one every year since.

Scouting’s 2014 Jamboree on the Air is set for the 18 and 19 October.

The annual event links Scouts and Guides around the world via amateur radio; if you hear them on the air, please give them a shout.

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