The team has been selected. 
Thank you all that applied. 
Please apply next year.

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 DXer. 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 Qs 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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Congratulations to our raffle winners!

Alinco DXSR8T
Alinco DXSR8T
Alinco Drawing
Drawing by Carol Perry with Mike Kalter assisting.
Paul Ewing  - N6PSE
Alinco Winner N6PSE

YOUTH - Watch for an announcement from Paul concerning this particular radio!

Yaesu FT60R
Yaesu FT60R
Yaesu FT60R Drawing
Drawing by Ken Oelke QWCA President

Jamie Noyes - No call sign.
Yaesu FT60R Winner

He went to take Technician Test.
Baofeng UV-5R
Baofeng UV-5R
Baofeng Drawing
Drawing by Thomas Medlin W5KUB

Bill Kosonen - KD8ZEG
Baofeng Winner

2016 trip is a GO!

We have been 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 is our destination from August 2-9, 2016.
Our host is Jeff Jolie NM1Y or PJ6/NM1Y.

More details coming real soon as we finalizing transportation and lodging.

We still need support by purchasing radio raffle tickets.  We still have a few to go before drawing.  These may be purchased online.  See the left panel.


House Front

Main Entrance


The Shack


Lounging Area

Alternate Lounge

Alternate Lounging Area

Main housed bedroom

Night time lounging area.  Guest house bedroom.

Food prep

Food preparation and kitchen.

Guest House

Guest House with outside shower.


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