Due to the
generosity of Michael Kalter as of 4/11/2017 we
This was Co-founder Dave Kalter's (SK) call
The 2017 trip is on! We are going to Costa
Aug 3-8, 2017.
Team applications are now closed for this trip.
At the Dayton Hamvention(r) we raffled off a ICOM
IC-7300 which was donated by DARA club.
The winner is Rob Thomas KE8ATJ
Ron Doyle N8VAR, Brody Thomas, Rob Thomas KE8ATJ
Jim Storms AB8YK, Don DuBon N6JRL
Also, a HUGE
thanks to ICOM America for donating another IC-7300
for our traveling use! It replaces another radio
that died after returning from Saba last year.
Thanks Ray Novak and ICOM America for committing and
supporting to youth involvement in Amateur Radio.
and previous Teams
Our Support Team
Sample QSL Cards (all
Our Current Team
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
The 2017 trip to Costa Rica Aug 3-8 is
applications for the 2018 team
We visited the contest
site of Byron
Swainey TI5/WA8NJR in San Ramon, Alajuela Costa
Rica. The team consisted of 3 kids, 3 parents
and 2 leaders. See the 2017 Team link
on the left for more information about the team.
Conditions were bad as
everyone knows. However at this site high in the
mountains weather prevented operations for almost one
entire day. Lightening and radios do not
mix! The kids decided among themselves to skip
their tourism day and operate. This was the best
day of operations and 20M held until late in the
Total Qs were over 3,100
even with the bad conditions. Further statistics
are coming soon.
Thanks to all who made
contact with one or more of the kids. The adults
were almost completely shut out, Ron and Jim were, as
the kids kept on the radios which is our goal.
Remember to QSL to each
ones home call per QRZ. Most will load to LOTW,
Clublog, QRZ, etc and is their responsibility.
Not all will set them up.
are in the group QSL card design process and
should have them soon. Please standby.