2013 TEAM MEMBER CRITERIA

1.      Hold a valid amateur license (any class).  General or Extra class license is preferred.

2.      Hold a valid passport that does not expire within 6 months of actual trip date.

3.      Between the ages of 12 and 17 on date of travel.

4.      Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who accepts all legal responsibilities for you and your actions.  Parent or guardian must be a licensed Ham also.  Be advised that additional documentation and permissions may be required for international travel in case of any custody issues.

5.      Some HF experience required excluding Field Day.

6.      Must pay a reservation charge of $150 USD for a Youth and an additional $150 for the accompanying adult.  The reservation charge is not refundable once accepted on the Team and the agreement is completed.  If paying using YDXA PayPal® account then an additional $5 USD each is required to cover PayPal® fees.

7.      Must have used a computer contact logging software program.  Specific software used on the trip will be designated prior to departure by team leaders and their decision is final.

8.      A willingness to work as a team and accept direction of team leaders.  May be paired with another youth or adult during on-air time as determined by team leaders.

9.      A willingness to learn from team members and leaders.

10.  Cooperate with others.

11.  Know the phonetic alphabet and able to speak clearly with quick translation of letters to phonetics.

12.  Have some DX location call sign recognition.

13.  Be willing to participate in fund raising activities in their geographical area to support the trip.  If possible attendance and support of the YDXA booth at the Dayton Hamvention®.

14.  If accepted as a team member then an agreement must be completed between team members and team leaders.  Participant provides own transportation from home to Atlanta International Airport and back.  Airfare from Atlanta to Costa Rica and back plus room and most meals in costa Rica paid by YDXA.  All other expenses are participant responsibility.

15.  Application processing steps.

1.      Complete and submit application to the team leaders.

2.      Team leaders review application and determine if qualifications match the requirements.

3.      A phone or preferably Video Skype® interview between the team leaders, youth applicant and adult applicant is conducted.

4.      If selected the applicant is sent an agreement form to be completed and returned by the applicants.

 

2013 Youth Team Member Candidate Application

Name____________________________________Call sign____________Class_____T/G/E

Address____________________________________________________________________

City___________________________________________State_____________Zip________

Age______Gender_____M/F (for housing considerations)

How long have you been licensed?_____

What is your Major interest in amateur radio?___________________________________

Explain your HF experience___________________________________________________

___________________________________________________________________________

What radio contests, if any, have you participated in excluding Field Day, and when?
(none does not disqualify for consideration)
___________________________________________________________________________

What computer logging programs you are familiar with? __________________________

Are you a member of any radio clubs or organizations?  Please list __________________

___________________________________________________________________________

Do you have a valid passport and when does it expire? ____________________________

Have you traveled internationally?_____________________________________________

Are you attending school? What grade level?____________________________________

 

In 250 words or less explain why you want to be selected for this team and what you feel

You can contribute to this adventure to make it a great experience for you and the other

Team members______________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________

Accompanying Adult Application

Name____________________________________Call sign____________Class_____T/G/E

Address____________________________________________________________________

City___________________________________________State_____________Zip________

Age______Gender_____M/F (for housing considerations)

Relationship to above youth applicant. _________________________________________

How long have you been licensed?_____

What is your Major interest in amateur radio?__________________________________

Explain your HF experience_________________________________________________

_______________________________________________________________________

            What radio contests, if any, have you participated in excluding Field Day, and when?

 

____________________________________________________________________________

What computer logging programs you are familiar with? ___________________________

Are you a member of any radio clubs or organizations?  Please list ___________________

________________________________________________________________________

Do you have a valid passport and when does it expire ___________________________

Have you traveled internationally ?__________________________________________

 

Send applications to
Don DuBon N6JRL
441 Lewiston Rd.
Kettering, OH 45429

or email to
n6jrl@aol.com

Email is preferred.  Deadline for submissions is 15 February 2013. 
Any Applications after that date will be put on standby list.