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VTARA Participates in Jamboree On the Air

On Saturday, October 18, 2014, members of the Virginia Tech ARA and the Floyd Amateur Radio Socitety introduced about twenty scouts and parents to amateur radio at the Chantilly Festival Farm in Floyd, Virginia during the annual Jamboree On the Air (JOTA). JOTA is an internation event that takes place the third full weekend of every October with the aim of connecting boy and girl scouts around the world through amateur radio. The scouts came from Blacksburg Troop 704 and various cub scout packs in the New River Valley Area. All operations were conducted under the N4USA call sign of the Foundation for Amateur International Radio Service (FAIRS).

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