Due to the generosity of Michael Kalter as of 4/11/2017 we are KB8OCP!  This was Co-founder Dave Kalter's (SK) call sign.

The 2017 trip is on!  We are going to Costa Rica Aug 3-8, 2017.

Team applications are now closed for this trip.

From now through Dayton Hamvention(r) we are raffling off a ICOM IC-7300.  See us at club meetings for tickets.  Our thanks to DARA for the donation of the radio.

Paypal does not permit raffles so we are accepting donations.


Announcing 2017 trip to Costa Rica Aug 3-8

Applications for team member are now closed.

Visit our Dayton Hamvention® booth number 2601 (Building 2) on May 19-21.
While there visit the Unseen Bean next door in booth 2602 for a one pot Youth DX Adventure special!

Win a station essay contest for youth

The winner is Bryant Rascoll KG5HVO of New Orleans, LA!

See his interview on Hamnation show (Copyright Twit.tv) February 22 #288 by clicking here (16:45 and 1:07:30)

The Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure (YDXA) announced 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.

Bryant was presented the prize at a local club meeting on Thursday night January 26, 2017.  Photos, etc to follow.  Congratulations Bryant.

Incidentally he has joined the team to Costa Rica August 3-8.

Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure

KB8OCP (SK)     

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


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Announcing 2017 trip to Costa Rica Aug 3-8

Applications for team member are now closed.

We have secured a reservation at the contest site of Byron Swainey TI5/WA8NJR in Rio Jesus, Alajuela Costa Rica.  Applications open soon and this will be a small team due to space constraints.  Plan 3 kids, 3 parents and 2 leaders.



2016 trip is QRT!

2016 Results
We were granted the call sign PJ6Y for this operation!
As in Poppa-Japan-Six-Youth. 
All technician and general class members of the team have been granted rights under control op supervision!

  SABA Island was our destination from August 2-9, 2016.
Our host was Jeff Jolie NM1Y or PJ6/NM1Y(Thanks Jeff)


House Front

Main Entrance


The Shack

And the ocean is nearby to serve as a salt water ground plain.  It is pretty also.