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.

Team applications for the 2019 trip are now


A HUGE thanks to ICOM America for donating a IC-7300 for our raffle this year!  Thanks Ray Novak and ICOM America for committing and supporting to youth involvement in Amateur Radio.


Our donate page is currently broken.  Please send checks to:
Youth DX Adventure
c/o Jim Storms
4968 Tilbury Rd
Huber Heights, OH 45424

2014 Photos

2018 and previous Teams

2018 and previous Sponsors

2011 Photos

2010 Photos

Our Support Team

QSL Information and sample QSL Cards for all trips

Our Current Sponsors

Our Current Team

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

Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure

2019 Trip planning in progress!

The application period is now closed and team has been filled.

We return to Curacao and the trip is July 14-19

We have a team of 3 youth for his trip.

Huge thanks to ULI DL8OBQ for again being our host.

At this time there does not appear to be any issues with the situation in Venezuela.  Curacao is over 40 miles away over open ocean to the north and has been unaffected.  We will keep an eye on the situation.  If we are not 100% confident of the team safety we will cancel the trip.

2018 PJ2Y is now QRT in Curacao

Thanks for the 6,261 QSO's.
All QSL card requests have been mailed.

Clublog, LoTW and QRZ have been uploaded.

 Total Contacts by Band and Mode:

 Band       CW   Phone     Dig   Total       %
   ----           --       -----       ---     -----      ---
   80            21         31         0        52        1
   40          451       848       15   1,314      21
   30              0           0     145      145        2
   20       1,061    2,372         0   3,433      55
   17              0       265     265      530        8
   15            67       494     184      745      12
   12              0           8         0          8        0
   10              0         34         0        34        1
                    --       -----       ---     -----      ---
 Total     1,600    4,052     609   6,261    100

 Total Contacts by Continent:

 Continent   Total     %
   ---------      -----     ---
   NA          4,072     65
   EU          1,803     29
   SA             236       4
   AS               77       1
   AF               42       1
   OC               27       0


 July 19-24, 2018 with a team of 4 Youth and 4 Adults.

Thanks to all who visited our booth #2602 at Dayton Hamvention.
We raffled off an Icom IC7300 to raise additional funds. 
Ray Novak, N9JA pulled the winning ticket of Joe (the cat in the hat guy) Eisenberg K0NEB

Joe with radio

The HT we raffled off was won by Gwynn Jones, KD8UZV
Unfortunately he was not present so no picture.  We did get his prize to him.

We apologize but our donate page is currently broken.  Please send checks to:
Youth DX Adventure
c/o Jim Storms
4968 Tilbury Rd
Huber Heights, OH 45424-3755

PJ2T CuracaoCarribean Contesting

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.

With the purpose of operating DX and learning the finer points of handling pile ups, working gray line and propagation and antennas, 

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.