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Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure

Sample 2012 Qso's
KJ4NRN  KD8DGL  KI6VNG  W2EEO  KE5SYM  KS3P

Pdf log at end of normal operations 07/30/12 02:00z
2010 record of 3,350 shattered with 3,789 QSO's!!!!

Remember to QSL the home call, QRZ information correct.

 








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    2014 Trip to PJ2T Curacao has now been arranged!

We plan to be QRV July 14-18, 2014 multi op, multi station around the clock.

PJ2T
                  CuracaoCarribean Contesting Consortium


We are excited to announce that through the generosity of Geoff Howard W0CG and the Caribbean Contesting Consortium the 2014 trip is to the super contest station PJ2T Curacao.

All operators will be signing with PJ2/(home call) and handling their own QSL cards.  This trip is downsized to familiarize with the new station and area.  2015 plans are to return to a larger team. The first Adventure to TI5N Costa Rica in July 2010 was a resounding success. Young operators participated in an adventure of traveling to a DX location and for 4 days and being the DX. During their stay they made over 3300 contacts worldwide including 88 countries and all of the 50 states. Additionally they were subjected to the local culture with sightseeing and trying the local cuisine as well as being entertained by a local Marimba Band.  The 2012 team set a new record of 3,789 QSO's and three operators beat the previous single operator QSO record.

With the purpose of operating DX and learning the finer points of handling pile ups, working gray line and propagation and antennas,  they were schooled by top DXer and contester and holder of many  awards, Carlos(Keko) Diez TI5KD,  who is also the owner of TI5N.  Unfortunately Keko suffered a stroke and is no longer able to accommodate us.

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.


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