"November alpha one sierra sierra, this is kilo two bravo sierra alpha, from the Summit Bechtel Scout Reserve in West Virginia, over over." said satellite radio operator Mike Sprenger (W4UOO) at the K2BSA station set up at the 2013 National Scout Jamboree. Sprenger was transmitting beyond the Summit, beyond West Virginia, even beyond Earth itself. For the first time, on July 20, amateur radio contact was being attempted between the Summit and the International Space Station.
"When I came to the jamboree, I never thought that I would be able to talk to somebody in space," said Gavin Coyle of Nampa, Idaho.
Updated 1:21 p.m. with additional program schedule information.
Updated 9:38 a.m. to include detailed program schedule.
Russell Smart, 2013 National Scout Jamboree program chairman, has issued the following statement about today's program schedule: