Once a year, scouts from all over the world make contact with other scouts in the world. 2011 was no exception. This year, the ‘Work All Germany Contest‘ was held on Sunday, at the exact same moment when JOTA 2011 was still in full swing. No problem, one would think, as the famous ‘ham spirit’ would take care of accidental interference.
No such luck.
I’ve heard ‘amateurs’ yelling at scout groups to “get lost” (I won’t repeat the words I actually heard) from certain frequencies, because “there was a contest going on”. If the scout groups stayed put, their signals were flattened like a bug by 2KW linear amplifiers. What a shame. Please, please, no contests anymore while scouts are on the air!