Subject YACHT NEWS for Feb. 4, 2017
Entered Feb 2, 2017

Young Amateurs Communications Ham Team, K8KDZ - Observing Our 10th year promoting ham radio for youth
Weekly EchoLink net at 7pm Sat. W8PIF-R -- HF net 3pm Sun. 14.325.00
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NET REVIEW...

Our Saturday nets keep sailing along the ham ocean with great participation. 26 stations logged in last week with these youth hams: K1ARD Aiden, KD9FYV Shelby, W9IAN Ian, KK6MYW Jacob, KD8ZAF Andrew, KI7JVS Jenna, KC9ZJX Dhruv, K1ARD 3rd party Bennett, N5GNR Cocy, N5APP Dylan, N5KWG Kyle.

We appreciate your support and all those who checked in from around the country. Let's keep the good times sailing along in the enjoyment and promotion of ham radio for youth.

The Sunday HF net had Faith Hannah AF4FH as NC. Propagation again was against us, but several stations did manage to sneak through the static.

We'll try 14.325 again on Sunday at 3pm CST and see what happens.

YACHT MEMBER WINS HF STATION...

Congratulations to Bryant N5HVO YTM#147 for winning an essay contest and HF station plus being accepted on a youth DX-pedition Read and watch the video here http://qsl.net/n6jrl/ 

Bryant also made the ARRL national page http://www.arrl.org/news/bryant-rascoll-kg5hvo-is-dave-kalter-youth-dx-adventure-essay-contest-winner

YOUTH OPERATOR TO RUN THE YYN...

Another young member will head up the net on Saturday. Listen for Kyle N5KWG age 10 a member of the all ham Goodson family. Photo attached. Several others have shown interest in becoming a YACHT ANC (associate net control), among them being Mason KM4SII and Aiden K1ARD. The next open spot is March 4. I hope to have that filled soon.

SOUTH AFRICA/YACHT NET...

Be sure to tune in on Sat. Feb. 4 at noon CST for the second net of 2017 between our two countries. KG8CX will be the net control in this special youth net held the first Sat. of each month. The net will take place, as usual, on the W8PIF-R system. Mark your calendars and join us. Newest Hammies photo attached. From left: Colin, Logan, Caitlin, Nicole. Logan checked in to the net last month.

AFRAID OF HEIGHTS...

Then don't watch this link... https://www.facebook.com/ABCNews/videos/10155341550103812/ 

TWO HAMS IN PA...

Check out this link which spotlights two young hams http://www.epa-arrl.org/two-youth-place-in-school-science-fair-using-ham-radio/ 

I will attempt to contact them and direct them to the YACHT webpage and facebook page. Their dad has replied to my request. Both he and the boys are now members of the YACHT facebook page.

FACEBOOK PAGE NUMBERS CONTINUE TO RISE...

We are now up to 60 members. Latest include Galen Hall of PA whose sons were the subject of the story just above, and Alex KC9MBY YTM#8 one of our local youth hams who was first licensed in 2007 at age 9 while a member of our local Boys & Girls club. Anyone who has yet to join our expanding facebook page, and is sincerely interested in supporting ham radio and youth, can do so by indicating their desire and I will approve your application.

NEW ZEALAND YACHT MEMBER...

Byron ZL3DXT YTM45 may join us on the Saturday YYN. He first became a YACHT member in 2009 at age 12 while living in South Africa. He is now living in New Zealand and attending a university. YACHT wishes Byron the best of success.

NETS FOR YOUNG HAMS...

Here is a list of nets for all YACHT members and others to make note of:

  • Sunday 3pm CST -- YACHT Youth HF net on 14.325.00
  • Sunday 7pm CST -- M&M ARC Kandy Net on W8PIF-R
  • Thursday 7pm CST -- Louisiana Youth Net on W5DDL-R
  • Saturday 7pm CST -- YACHT Youth Net on W8PIF-R
  • Saturday noon CST (1st Sat of month) -- So. Africa/YACHT Friendship youth net on W8PIF-R

73, Have a nice weekend and continue to enjoy and promote ham radio...

Ed Engleman KG8CX
http://yacht.younghams.org 
http://yachthams.webstarts.com/index.html 
http://w8pif.webstarts.com/index.html 
http://www.qrz.com/db/k8dar 

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