Due to the
generosity of Michael Kalter as of 4/11/2017 we
This was Co-founder Dave Kalter's (SK) call
The 2018 trip is on! We are going to Curacao
July 19-24, 2018.
Team applications are now
open for this trip. Deadline for application
is March 17, 2018.
Click below to download application.
Due to the generosity of DARA we are raffling off an
Icom IC-7300. Prize winner to be drawn at the
2018 Dayton Hamvention.
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
2017 and previous
Our Support Team
QSL Information and
sample QSL Cards for all trips
Our Current Team
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
Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure
Announcing 2018 trip is
PJ2T site in Curacao
The is July 19-24, 2018 for a
3 Youth and 3 Adult team.
We may expand the team
if fundraising permits.
Applications are now being
Click below to download the
application which includes qualification
With the purpose of operating DX and learning the finer
points of handling pile ups, working gray line and
propagation and antenna’s,
We are excited to announce that through the generosity
of Geoff Howard W0CG and the Caribbean Contesting
Consortium the 2018 trip is returning to the super
contest station PJ2T Curacao.
The experience is interesting and exciting for all of the
youth operators as this is the first time many of them
actually travel outside of the United States.