Around 40 children gathered in Shirenewton Recreation Hall as part of the 60th anniversary of the Jamboree on the internet/Jamboree on the airwaves (JOTI/JOTA).
With the help of the Chepstow and District Amateur Radio Society they were able to speak to children from Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, London, and Bristol.
Early on Saturday, Chepstow and District Amateur Radio Society erected a radio mast, approximately 20 feet tall, on the Shirenewton Recreational Field.
Their members then set up a radio station inside where the Shirenewton Cubs and Scouts were able to talk to others about where they were calling from, what their hobbies and interests were and discuss the terrible weather!
The children learnt about radio waves, how to use a radio call sign and how to operate the radios, and enjoyed other activities such as playing Minecraft and learning Morse code.
The Shirenewton Cubs and Scouts thanked The Chepstow and District Amateur Radio Society for time and expertise to help make a great day.