Y.A.C.H.T.
"YACHT, May Excitement fill your Sails and Catch the Ham Radio Wave as we Ship our Signal around the World"  Promoting the enjoyment of Ham Radio with emphasis on youth.
Sailing on to new heights.
Our purpose is to expand horizons in the field of communications along with general and advanced ham radio techniques, and to foster a greater appreciation of the role they play in the overall hobby of amateur radio, as well as giving kids a challenge and enjoyment. We have 155 members in 30 states and 5 countries.   Come sail with us, and join our echolink nets.  Keep YACHT a "force" in the field of youth ham radio.
*Echolink net Sat. 7pm CST on W8PIF-R node
 #481872*  Weekly YACHT NEWS mailed to members.


Edward, KJ4NRN, YTM#70
Check out his page and his participation in a youth Dx-pedition to Costa Rica http://www.qrz.com/db/kj4nrn
This website was originally started by him, which he turned over to KG8CX
  Interested in Joining a fast growing team? Click <Join> link or contact kg8cx@new.rr.com  hams ages 7 to 25 welcome to join the youth division and receive a nice certificate and YTM #
An older experienced ham? Join our YACHT adult group
and receive a YTC # and act as a coach & resource to others when needed.  We are 154 members strong. Enjoy new and revised images below. Check out the new K8KDZ qrz. site
**Newest member, Mason KM4SII YTM132, age 13.  Welcome
**Newest member, Richard KI4NZJ, YTM133
Check out this youth page from Florida http://hamradio.world
    Y-oung A-mateurs C-ommunications H-am T-eam
Youth & Ham Radio, the future of our beloved Amateur Radio Service.  Give them your support.
 Have a Productive and Successful Year....
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YOUTH NETS..
*Layfayette, LA net 7pm CST Thurs. on  W5DDL rpt. echolink #759629. 
*So. Africa/YACHT Friendship net at 1pm CST  W8PIF-R.  1st&3rd Sat.
*YACHT Net, Sat. 7pm CST  on W8PIF-R
*Murphy Mtn. Net 7pm EST Sat. on K7PB Conference
server #946910
NC is Richard KI4NZJ
*NEW HAM ALERT* A Ham Radio Family
Samuel KG5AYI YTM95 and Dad Chad KG5AYJ YTC34 receiving their General upgrades last March.
 **On Oct. 1, both Mom and younger brother Owen, age 7 passed the Technician.  Owen's call is KG5JTA YTM123, and his mom Sonya is KG5JTB YTC44  Owen, at 7, is now the youngest YACHT member.  Congratulations to our newest members and hams.
**DAYTON YOUTH FORUM PRESENTERS for 2016**
          courtesy of Carole Perry WB2MGP
KD9BUS Maria;  K3LSY Kelsey;  WA9REV Brandon; KM4HFZ Eli;  KM4QIV Zach;  KM4IPF Hope;  KD0WHB Skyler;  AD0JA Jacob;  KC1CWF Marty;  KJ4EYZ William
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Our pizza party Sat. evening was attended by 40, including young hams and parents.  YACHT gained 10 new members.

Youth Presenters at the Hamvention Youth Forum.  Last 4 on the right are YACHT members.  What an excellent group of top notch young hams.

Carole Perry WB2MGP and Ed KG8CX
at Instructors forum, Hamvention '15
Ed was a featured speaker.
The Ricks family..all are licensed except Clayton, 2nd from right, who will be soon, and YL in front who will be too.  An exceptional ham radio family. Ed in the middle, not a family member.
YACHT/SO.AFRICA FRIENDSHIP NET
Join us on 1st and 3rd Sat., 1pm CST on W8PIF-R
So. Africa youth website  http://www.zs6zu.org.za
ARRL YOUTH NET listing  http://www.arrl.org/youth-nets  We are among the first ones listed.  Support all youth nets.
HARRISBURG ACADEMY ham site http://www.qrz.com/db/N3HAC
Sean N3JQ, YTC#48 is a Physics teacher here. He recently helped license 8 new hams, and is now working with some middle school students.
Check out these links
Original Hammies group from So. Africa.  2015
Newest young hams below as of May 2016.
YACHT/Hammies Net, 1st & 3rd Sat. at 1pm CDST on W8PIF-R
Also look on W8PIF page for more
YACHT pizza party at 2016 Hamvention. 40 young hams and parents attended. Many new friendships made.
AD0JA YTM92 at the Ten-Tec museum in TN.  His sister also shown.
Sam KG7HBY and Chris KD8YVJ enjoying their mutual friendship at the 2016 pizza party
Go to this page for more YACHT member photos, including latest from the Hammies of So. Africa http://w8pif.webstarts.com/dar__yacht.html
Interested in creating a webpage of your own.  Please consider Webstarts  which I use for this site and W8PIF.  Excellent, easy and fun to work with.
http://www.webstarts.com
Tommy N1SPY, age 10, working HF at Orlando Hamcation and video of him working FL QSO party.
Good operator.
KD9FYV, Shelby YACHT #131 new ham at 12 y.o.
Shelby, KD9FYV with his dad KC9ZBC at Field Day in 2015.  This year he is licensed and ready to make some HF contacts.
HAMMIES SECTION
Young So. African hams