I love radio! (Gee thanks, Captain Obvious). Anyway, I wanted to be a radio DJ from the time I heard the personality say "I like that song so much, I'm going to play it again." I even remember the song, it was "Rock the Boat" by the Hues Corporation.

I even remember the first song that I played on the radio, "What About Me" by Moving Pictures. So I love this event that the Kopernik Observatory & Science Center is doing later this month.

It's the 61st Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) event from October 18th to October 20th at Kopernik. JOTA is an international event in which scouts from around the world learn about radio communication and talk to each other using Amateur (Ham) Radio.

On Saturday, October 19th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., all scouts (Girl, Cub, Scouts BSA) are invited to participate. The local scouts will be assisted by Ham Radio operators from the area.

The hands-on activities include: Sending and receiving a digital picture using radios, using handheld radios and the internet to speak around the world to other scouts.

You can come as a troop, pack or as individual scouts, any time between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. The Open House is free to all scouts, adult leaders, and their families.

You can send an email to tell them how many scouts are expected to attend at k2zro@kopernik.org. and for more information call (607) 748-3685 ext. 303. Kopernik is located at 698 Underwood Road in Vestal.

[via Kopernik Observatory & Science Center]