About The YACHT Organization

Who are we? 
 131 young and adult hams., ages 9 to adult.  Organized in 2007 with members now in 25 States and 4 countries, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, USA.  We also have 30 Adult coaches who act as resources and support for our activities, when needed and called upon.

What are we?
We are an international group whose major purpose is to experience the ways we can enjoy the many aspects of amateur radio! Promoting it to others and maintaining a connection with each other through weekly newsletters, on the air contacts, this website,  along with occasional team wide activities.

<When & Where do we Meet?>
Visit with us on Sat. at 7pm CST on the YACHT Youth echolink net, on the W8PIF-R repeater #481872. You can also contact the Menominee DAR club K8DAR through the W8PIF-R.  We also maintain a team web page which you are on right now.

<Why do we have YACHT?>
YACHT was organized in the summer of 2007 by Jim Pearson (KS8O), and Ed Engleman (KG8CX). We saw the need to provide for the continuation of our great hobby among young amateurs. Also to provide them with the challenge, excitement and enjoyment of the many wonderful aspects that Amateur Radio has to offer.

<How Do I Join?>
Membership is FREE to any youth that is age qualified and for those young at heart who would like to climb on board as a coach/mentor. Email Ed at kg8cx@new.rr.com and your request will be processed quickly! You will also receive a nice certificate with your very own membership number to hang on the radio room wall!!

<What is New?>
Check out the QRZ page of KF5CRF, the Eisenhower Middle School Ham club in Lawton, OK.   Many of the students have acquired their ham radio licenses.  One of their mentors is KC5CYY YTC#21. We look forward to some of them joining YACHT soon.  
**Four of our members will be presenting in the Youth Forum at the 2015 Dayton Hamvention.  Ed KG8CX will be one of the presenters in the Instructor's Forum giving an overview of YACHT and DAR programs.
This website was originally created by Edward Doyle KJ4NRN and is currently administered by KG8CX.   Keep checking our website  for the latest news and updates about YACHT, our activities and members.
YACHT is growing with 15 new members in 2015 both youth and adult coaches. Certricates of recognition are given to each member who shows proof of upgrading or accomplishing other noteworthly achievements.
Come on board with us.  We'd love to have you.

Questions or Comments?
On YACHT e-mail: kg8cx@new.rr.com

Above top: Ed Engleman: KG8CX co-founder of YACHT

Bottom: James Pearson: KS8O
Co-founder of YACHT

Staff of YACHT.