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.

The 2018 trip is on!  We are going to Curacao July 19-24, 2018.

Team applications are now open for this trip.  Deadline for application is March 17, 2018.
Click below to download application.

Word Document
Fillable PDF

Due to the generosity of DARA we are raffling off an Icom IC-7300.  Prize winner to be drawn at the 2018 Dayton Hamvention.

Ron Doyle N8VAR, Brody Thomas, Rob Thomas KE8ATJ
Jim Storms AB8YK, Don DuBon N6JRL

Also, a HUGE thanks to ICOM America for donating another IC-7300 for our traveling use!  It replaces another radio that died after returning from Saba last year.  Thanks Ray Novak and ICOM America for committing and supporting to youth involvement in Amateur Radio.


2014 Photos

2017 and previous Teams

2017 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

Announcing 2018 trip is PJ2T site in Curacao

The is July 19-24, 2018 for a 3 Youth and 3 Adult team.

We may expand the team if fundraising permits.

Applications are now being received!

Click below to download the application which includes qualification information.
Word Document    PDF    Fillable PDF

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.