Announcing - Win a station essay contest for youth
The Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure
(YDXA) announces an exciting contest for young
amateurs. Due to the generosity of the 2016
raffle winner Paul Ewing N6PSE and the co-founders of
the YDXA, one amateur radio station is being awarded
to the winner of an essay contest.
The prize: Alinco SR8T radio, Jetstream 12 Volt
30amp power supply (or equivalent), Jetstream JTV 680
no radial vertical antenna (or equivalent), 100 ft of
coax antenna line with PL259 connections.
Eligibility: Limited to 12-18 year old Technician
class or above US licensed amateurs residing in the 48
contiguous United States. (due to export rules
for the equipment and shipping costs).
Additional rules apply. Entries
by email or snail mail must be postmarked or
electronically dated not later than December 23,
Rules and an entry form may be
downloaded by clicking here: Rules and Entry form
The team is QRT! Thanks for the pileups!
*** Stay tuned for a special youth
contest announcement ***
Almost all of the QSL
Cards have been processed!!!! There are a few
busted calls to reconcile.
New cards arrive daily and are processed as quick as
Some Satellite contacts have not been processed as
Distance Record SO50 5,168.753km satellite
4,214 qso's, 104 countries, 50 states
6 continents, 26 CQ Zones.
*Does not include satellite
apologies to Asia and Japan as we only had
vertical and OCF wire antennas so we could not
turn the beam and contacts were few and
difficult. Also there was this big mountain
between us. We will take this under
advisement for our next adventure and try to
include all areas if possible.
You may still check your qso(s) in clublog.
See QRZ.COM for QSL information. *Satellite has not
Operator Leader Board:
KM4LAO - Ruth
AE4FH - Faith Hannah
KD8ZLK - Morgan
N6JRL - Don
PJ6Y - unknown op
KM4TVU - Sharon
KD8YPY - Joe
WX4TV - James
AB8YK - Jim
NM1Y - Jeff
Band conditions are horrible as you can see by the
propagation sites. 10-15 non-existent and 17
light. Money bands are 20 and 40 right now.
Have been doing a mix of voice and cw. We hdid
satellite communications whenever there has been a pass.
SPECIAL QSL RECEIVED FROM ARRL CEO TO MORGAN
Check our log, period updates
Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure
KB8OCP (SK) 11/18/13
Dave Kalter KB8OCP is a long time
friend of Don DuBon N6JRL and fellow contester and
DX’er. Dave has been on the CQWW SSB contest team at
TI5N since 2008. Dave is also a founder of the YDXA
(Youth DX Adventure) an organization that sends young
hams age 12-17 with a parent to Costa Rica during the
summer to operate as DX. Dave is the past vice president
of the Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) and an
active member in DARA and Hamvention. Dave likes RTTY
and PSK and CW we have seen him maintain a rate of 275
Q’s per hour in the CQWW SSB contest. An inspiration to
all hams of all ages. Dave became a silent key on
November 18th 2013 at his home with his family at his
side. Dave is survived by his brother Michael W8CI,
former General Chairman of the Dayton Hamvention and
past president of DARA Dave is also survived by his
father Jack ,sister Patty and his beloved soul mate
Lynn. (Picture at TI5N in Costa Rica Oct. 2012 working
the CQWWSSB contest) Photo by N6JRL