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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
  CLOSED.

 


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.

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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

We are pleased to announce our 2020 trip to Curacao.  It has been set for July 11-17, 2020.

Our original plans were to go to Saba but due to circumstances Jeff Jollie NM1Y is unable to host us.  The Caribbean Contesting Consortium extended and invitation to return to PJ2T.  We are extremely grateful for their generosity in hosting us again on short notice rescuing our 2020 event.  Housing has already been reserved and deposit paid.  More information to come.

Below is information about the 2019 event.

BOOM!!!! They just passed last years record number of QSO's.  Set a new one at 6,569.


We received the printed qsl cards and have sent out all the requests that we had on hand as of October 1, 2019.  See PJ2Y qsl page for instructions on how to obtain one.

We are on the air!  Working on several bands. Conditions from 11am-2pm each day are not good but we are trying to pull you out. Ops may be sporadic daily during these times as we may use the bad times to take road trips.
KM4BUN
Jack
KG5HVO


Check spotting sites often and we may post frequencies currently being used.




CLUBLOG, QRZ and LOTW updated as of 2019-07-18 17:33Z


Thanks to everyone for visiting our booth at Hamvention!


Also thanks to Martin Jue of MFJ for drawing our IC-7300 (donated by ICOM America) raffle winner.

Martin Jue draws
                  2019 Raffle Winner

and congratulations to our winner Andrew Krew ND8D.

Nd8D

2019 Trip planning is complete!

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.








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
                    Consortium


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.