Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Dave Kalter Memorial - Youth DX Adventure 2018

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts
  •  

    Dave Kalter Memorial - Youth DX Adventure 2018

    Announcing the Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure for 2018
    Announcing the 2018 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX Adventure trip to the PJ2T site in Curacao.
    The date is July 19-24, 2018 for a 3 Youth and 3 Adult team. We may expand the team if fund raising permits.
    Youths between the age of 12 and 17 with a Ham license and a valid passport are encouraged to apply.
    A parent or legal guardian must accompany a youth and does not have to be licensed but is a plus if they are.
    We would like the youth to tell us a little about themselves and why they would like to go.
    More details are included in the application. Applications for the Dave Kalter Memorial
    Youth DX Adventure are on the web site at http://www.qsl.net/n6jrl.
    The application can be downloaded in 3 different formats, Word Document, PDF and Fill-able PDF.
    Deadline for applications is March 17, 2018.
    There is an email address on the application where you will send the application once it's completed.
    Unfortunately due to fund raising and paying for trips we must limit to US only.
    Ron Doyle, N8VAR, n8var@arrl.net
    Jim Storms, AB8YK, Team Leader, ab8yk@hotmail.com


    Youth DX Adventure 2018
    73 Al 4L5A
  •  

    #2
    Call sign for this activity will be PJ2Y.
    Mason, KM4SII and others will be active on HF Bands.
    QSL via LOTW.
    73 Al 4L5A

    Comment

    •  

      #3
      PJ2Y - Youth DX Adventure
      By AB8YK, Jim Storms, Team leader
      __________________________________________________ ____________________

      The Curacao 2018 Dave Kalter youth DX adventure of PJ2Y went QRT at
      5:45 pm EDT (2145Z) on Monday July 23. The youth made 6,218 QSOs starting Thursday evening at 7:30 pm EDT (2330Z) and ran until QRT time. There was a concentrated effort to have a FT8 station on the air as much as possible. Also there 2 additional radios on the air almost constantly. One was on SSB and the other alternated between SSB and CCW. All CW QSOs were made by the youth. The adults only made a few SSB and FT8 contacts as the youth were quite active on the radios.

      We had a few challenges. During prime band opening time on two days we had power losses resulting in lost time. This amounted to about
      8 hours. The youth chose to do their sightseeing on Monday to permit contacts on Sunday while people were off for the weekend.
      Each operating day didn't see bands open until about 10 and they usually operated until midnight when most bands closed for us.

      The team was very compatible and work extremely well together. We thank all of our sponsors and especially all those who contacted us. The multiple contacts on a band were great as usually it was a different one of the youth. I know several people tried to work all kids (WAK) on not only one but more than one band.

      The QSL card will be designed and printed soon. See our PJ2Y QRZ page for more information. The entire log has been loaded to LoTW and Club Log. At this time we do not plan to do OQRS.

      Thanks to the Curacao bureau of telecommunications for speeding the process of getting the PJ2Y call.
      73 Al 4L5A

      Comment

      •  

        #4
        Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure 2019
        By AB8YK, Jim Storms
        __________________________________________________ ____________________

        The Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure is returning to the PJ2T Contest Station in Curacao again this year. Thanks to our host Uli, DL8OBQ, and the Caribbean Contesting Consortium we will be live beginning late July 14-18, 2019. Once again we have applied for the PJ2Y special call sign that we had last year.

        This year's youth team includes a veteran of the 2017 team (due to an emergency fill) of Bryant Rascoll, KG5HVO, so look for some great CW contacts. Also on the team is Audrey McElroy, KM4BUN, and her brother Jack, KM4ZIA.

        Depending on conditions we plan to be on all bands and modes, SSB, CW,
        FT8 and possibly some satellites.
        73 Al 4L5A

        Comment

        •  

          #5
          PJ2Y - Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure
          By AB8YK, Jim Storms, Team Lead
          __________________________________________________ ____________________

          The Dave Kalter Youth DX Adventure starts Sunday July 14! Our call sign is PJ2Y and we hope to be on the air late afternoon Sunday. Full ops start Monday morning and continue through mid afternoon July 18.

          All three youth plan to be on all bands depending on conditions throughout the entire time. Contacts will be made on CW, SSB and
          FT8. Club log will be updated periodically and after the event we
          will load all contacts to LOTW.

          We will create a special team QSL card and as soon as we have them we will send to those who request a card. The QSL information is on the PJ2Y QRZ page. Please include a SASE and $3 to help offset the cost.
          73 Al 4L5A

          Comment

          •  

            #6
            PJ2Y News.
            The Dave Kalter Youth dx adventure is qrv in Curaçao until Thursday July 18 about 1600est. Jack KM4ZIA, Audrey KM4BUN and Bryant KG5HVO are working hard trying to exceed last years QSO’s. Propagation here is bad from 11am-1pm est. We plan to try to work Asia at the top of the hour from 2200-0200utc.

            Jim Storms
            AB8YK, Team Leader
            73 Al 4L5A

            Comment

            Working...
            X