The event started on 17th OCT 2008 and end on 19th OCT 2008, total of 3 days and it was the second time held at Johor Bahru. You can visit the First Johore Bahru JOTA here. This time the event being supported by many others societies and communities, SKMM (formerly known as MCMC) was one of it. Commercial tents, food and drinks were provided during the events.
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The first World Scout Jamboree was organized by The Boy Scout Association in London. With exceptions for the war years, it has been organized approximately every four years, in the more recent years by the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM), in different locations over the world. The 21st World Scout Jamboree in 2007 was held in Hylands Park, Essex, United Kingdom, and celebrated the Centenary of Scouting. For more information, please click here.
VHF and HF stations were setup, and this is the first time the Satellite Communication Station was setup also to communicate with ISS (International Space Station). And it's also the first time we put up a Helium Balloon (a.k.a. Hot Air Balloon) to setup the G5RV Dipole Antenna as Inverted-V resonant.
"The G5RV antenna, with its special feeder arrangement, is a multi-band center-fed antenna capable of efficient operation on all HF bands from 3.5 to 28 MHz. Its dimensions are specifically designed so it can be installed in areas of limited space, but which can accommodate a reasonably straight run of 102 ft for the flat-top."
Second day was great with many visitors, Scouts and Girl Guides. Fellow HAMs were there for support and help....
The event was officially open by the VIP - 9M2TJO around 3pm.
9W2JOH with fellows setting the Satellite Tracking System.
The Controller and the GS-232A Computer Interface
The Tracking Software
9W2JOH - Feroz during the setup
BU-50 Diamond 50 Ohm Balun
The BU-50 is a 1:1 50 Ohm HF balun covering 1.7 to 40MHz. It will handle 1.2kW PEP and helps reduce feed line radiation and radiation pattern distortion.
As you can see the "Communication Cyborg" standing on the left
Some others pictures for sharing......