YDXAOur Support Team

Like any DXpedition there are folks in the background who assist get various tasks accomplished from making travel arrangements, to teaching the kids how it will all work, to the webmaster.  Here is a little information about each of them.

Keko Diez TI5KD
Our host for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 trips Carlos (Keko) Diez was first licensed in 1980 as TI2KD. I soon became interested in antenna building, DX, and low power operating. Have done most of my tower and antenna constructing since.

Having been a high school Science and Biology teacher for several years in the past, I enjoy passing on what I have learned. Amateur Radio has been a great activity through which I have made many friends around the world. We share time here in Costa Rica with some, or visit with them while traveling abroad.

Most of my ham activities center around DXing on HF and VHF, contesting, DXpeditioning besides participation in events like Field Day, Jamboree on the Air, Kids Day, IOTAs and Emergency Communications, under several call signs.
As an active member of TI0RC, the Costa Rica Radio Club, we promote educational ham activities among the newcomers and keep together to enhance our hobby.
Rob Lunsford KB8UEY
Jim Storms AB8YK
Rob and Jim are our webmasters for the Youth DX Adventure.  In addition to this Rob is also the QSL manager for the Dayton Amateur Radio Association (W8BI).  Rob was originally licensed in July 1994 as a Technician and upgraded to General in August 2007.  Rob is active in several contests and in working HF on all bands.  Rob is a native of the Dayton, OH area and currently works full time for Montgomery County and on the side as a Firefighter/EMT.  When not playing radio Rob enjoys camping and fishing.

Jim enjoys contesting and is a member of the HHARC VE team. Jim is a frequent member of the TI5N CQWW contest team. He enjoys contesting and DXing.  Originally licensed as a Technician in 2002 he upgraded to Extra in 2005.