We are KB8OCP! He was one of
6 Co-founders of the YDXA and is Dave Kalter's
(SK) call sign. Check out our history here.
applications for the 2023 trip are
accepted, click to download the PDF form
to download the Word form
A HUGE thanks to
ICOM America for donating a IC-705 for our Hamvention
raffle this year! Thanks Ray Novak, Will
Jourdain and ICOM America for committing to supporting
youth involvement in Amateur Radio.
The winner of the IC-705 was drawn at Hamvention and
Doug Neilson N7LEM
Our donate page is currently
broken. Please send checks to:
Youth DX Adventure
c/o Jim Storms
4968 Tilbury Rd
Huber Heights, OH 45424
2022 and previous Teams
2022 and previous Sponsors
Our Support Team
QSL Information and
sample QSL Cards for all trips
Our Current Sponsors
Our Current Team
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
Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure
ANNOUNCING THE 2023 TRIP TO CURACAO, July 13-18.
Applications now being accepted, see the left panel for
The Caribbean Contest Consortium and Geoff
Howard have once again agreed to let us use the PJ2T
site for our 2023 trip. The support we give us is
greatly appreciated. Especially thanks go to Uli DL8OBQ
for being our on site representative. His travel and use
of vacation to help the youth is noticed and allows us
to make the trip. We will be once again applying for the
call sign of PJ2Y.
We are QRT!
Shattered the old 6,583 with a total of 8,216 on
the 2022 trip.
LotW, QRZ and Clublog have been updated with all the
Thanks for all contacts as they could not have done it
without your pileups.
cards have been sent.
The kids hit the qso record bell at 2045z 17 July.
Exceeded the old record of 6,583. Looks like Brennan
Long recorded the Q breaking the record. Still have
about 13 hours of ops which will close about 2100z 18
Had to pry the kids off the radios last night as the
pile ups were strong. However, they need the rest.
They keep 2-3 radios on the air all the time so very
few breaks. Sorry earlier teams but this group is
really strong and efficient. I don't think the record
stands a chance of surviving. They have two days of
ops left and are over 5,200. No internet at shack for
this trip. Won't be installed until Tuesday and we
will on flight back then. Periodically uploading to
LotW, QRZ and Clublog. Keep checking.
Became qrv around 9:30est and after one cq had a 20m
pileup which ran until midnight. Shortly after we
brought up a second station on 40m with the same
results. At time 40m was light but picked up. With the
travel issues most were very tired so we went qrt for
the night to get some sleep. The plan is to be on all
bands SSB, CW and FT8. Not all at once but we plan to
have at least two radios on the air as much as
possible. However, due to some unforeseen issues we
may not be able to ft8. Looking at some solutions but
we will advise. The first hours of operation was
yielding 200+ qso's per hour ssb and cw.
We have internet issues (none) at the shack. Geoff is
working hard to help the utility install their new
service. Hopefully they will show up today as the
utility is on island time. LotW, QRZ and Clublog
updates will happen as soon as we have service. Please
wait patiently as the issue is being worked.
Got on the air around 8am this morning and the numbers
are going up. Getting good signal reports from all. We
plan to operate most of the day just remember this
close to the equator that the sun often wipes out
propagation for a while. Hopefully the bands will stay
open. If not then they may knock off for swim time.
else, expenses have gone
through the roof. Please
consider supporting the effort
with a donation. All those
donating will have their name
and callsign or logo shown on
our qsl card. See the left
panel for mailing instructions
for donations. We are part of
a 501c(3) organization.
We are extremely grateful for the
generosity of the CCC, especially Geoff and
Uli in hosting us again for our 2022
At the Dayton Hamvention, INDEXA
(President Bob Schenck N2OO and Secretary/Treasurer
Hal Turley W8HC) presents the 2022 Dave Kalter
Memorial Youth DX Adventure with a grant for their
upcoming youth project in Curaçao.
Left to right: Don N6JRL, Ron N8VAR, Candace
KE8MMS, Bob N2OO and Hal W8HC. Candace is one of
the lucky young hams going this year! ______________________________________________________________________________
QSL information in
CLUBLOG, QRZ and LOTW fully updated.
Thanks to everyone for visiting our booth at the
Also thanks to Martin Jue of MFJ for drawing our
IC-7300 (donated by ICOM America) raffle winner.
and congratulations to our winner Andrew
thanks to ULI DL8OBQ for again being our host
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
With the purpose of operating DX and learning the finer
points of handling pile ups, working gray line and
propagation and antenna’s,
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.
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.