YDXAThe 2022 Team

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Mike Crawford KC8GLE

We dedicate this year's trip to one our own who went on two earlier trips. Mike Crawford KC8GLE passed suddenly in December 2022 and his loss is felt. He was a personal friend and worked diligently in the DARA club with Hamvention being one of his big volunteer efforts.

Hosts


W0CG
Geoff Howard W0CG
DL8OBQ
Uli Thielke
First licensed in 1963 at age 13 in Wheeling, West Virginia, as WN8KUW. College, military service, and many family moves netted other calls: WA3ILB, then WA1LHC. I selected W0CG in 1976 while living in Kansas in the Air Force. During a period living on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands in 2000, I was assigned KP2F.

I retired from the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a Colonel (Civil Engineering) in 2002, and from my "day job" in 2004 as Professor of Information Systems, Graduate School of Management, Kent State University. I also spent about 15 years in industry and government as an EE and systems analyst, with employers including the FAA, Allegheny Ludlum Steel, the RCA Aerospace Systems Division, and an administrative position at Youngstown State University.

I hold the callsign PJ2DX, am a legal resident of Curacao, and spend as much time as possible living in down there in the tropics, where it is 85 degrees and sunny 365 days a year.
Uli was first licensed 1984. He's a software engineer and travels around the world for his job and hobby. In Germany he has build the contest station DA2C together with his friend DK3DM.
Uli has been to 3D2, 9M6, CT3, EX, J3, J7, OJ0, T2, V2, ZA mostly for contests. He is member of the CCC since 2013 and had visit PJ2T 6 times.


A huge thanks to Uli who is doing this for three years! Also for stepping up to this year's challenges.

2023 Team Leaders


AB8YK

Jim Storms AB8YK



N6JRL

Don DuBon N6JRL
Jim is a retired IT professional and is a member of Dayton Amateur Radio Association, the Huber Height Amateur Radio Club VE team and was 2014-2015 President of Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA). He has served as President of the Huber Heights Amateur Radio club and Vice-President of Dayton Amateur Radio Association. Currently is Dayton Hamvention General Chair. Jim is a frequent member of the TI5N CQWW contest team and supports the YXDA website. He enjoys contesting, participating in field Day, Ohio QSO Party, CQWW WPX along with other QSO contests, assisting in public service events and DXing.  Jim has been co-leader on most of the Youth DX Adventures and leader of this and several year's trip.

Jim also participates in Boy Scout activities including the Radio Merit Badge.  He was also a member of the 2010 BSA National Jamboree K2BSA team and is a member of the K2BSA club.

Recipient of the 2023 Orlando Hamcation Carole Perry Educator of the Year award.
Don was first licensed as WN6LQM in 1963.  He has been to J6, VP2, TI5N and most notably 3Y0X in 2006. A DXer and contester Don is a retired Marine and enjoys aeronautical mobile when he is flying as a private pilot.

2023 Team