"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 141 members in 28 states and 5 countries.   Come sail with us, and join our echolink nets.  Keep YACHT a "force" in the field of youth ham radio.  Remember to support our young friends in So. Africa..

Edward, KJ4NRN, YTM#70
A very active young ham.  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 144 members strong. Enjoy new and revised images below. Check out the new K8KDZ qrz. site **Newest members:  Derek YTC40, Dylan YTM119, Conner YTM120, Glen YTM122 Shane YTC41, Ian W9IAN,and David YTC42 . Our youngest Owen KG5JTA age 7 YTM123. Welcome to the team.
*Note Change*
This group meets at 9pm CST on the AA1TT-L first Sat. of the month echolink node #99875

    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. K8KDZ
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Four Nets to check out.. Thur. 7pm CST on the Layfayette, LA  W5DDL rpt. echolink #759629.  Abbi KF5 BEW and Kendra KF5FYS net controls.  Sam's net on the KA7ZAU-R comes your way on Fri at 5:30pm PST
So. Africa/YACHT international friendship net at 1pm CST Sat. on the W8PIF-R.  Ham satellite net on KD0WHB-L Thurs. at 7pm MST run by Skyler YTM117
*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.
WEEKLY NET REVIEW:  YYN of Nov. 21 included 13 stations. The first Nov. YACHT/So.Africa friendship net was noteworthy...15 check ins including several YACHT'ers.
Remember...December is Y.O.T.A. (YACHT On The Air) month.  Put Dec. 19 on your calendar.  The Hammies will join us on the YYN as they will be working an all nighter in the international YOTA event (Youth On Air)
Here is a must watch video of the Space Shuttle over So. Cal.  http://marcbrecy.perso.neuf.fr/shuttlelax/Shuttlelaxvideo.html
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.
Congratulations to new Generals:  Anna KE0BDJ Lizzie KE0BDK and mom Dianne KD0BDI.  With Dad KB0BCM, they are an all-ham family.  
Congratulations to Jackson KK4NGD YTM99
for being selected as the Alabama Young Ham of the Year
CO Amateur Satellite Net, Thur. 7pm MST, 6pm PST, 8pm CST, 9pm EST on echolink KD0WHB-L Skyler YTM#117 is NC. More info here           amsatnet.info
NEW - Hammies  *Note time change*
So. Africa youth website  http://www.zs6zu.org.za
So. African International Youth Friendship Net
with YACHT members. 1st and 3rd Sat. at noon CST
on W8PIF-R.  Give these kids the great YACHT welcome
They are enthusiastic about their YACHT connection, and are developing some great ham radio experiences.
December nets on the 5th and 19th.  Support the youth.
A new youth club is now formed to partner with Hammies.  Watch for more new young hams.

Check out these links
The Hammies club from South Africa.  All 6 are YACHT members, and can be heard on the So.Africa/YACHT friendship net Sat. 1pm CST on W8PIF-R  Tune in....
Chris KD8YVJ YTM109 with ARRL pres. Kay Cragie N3KN at Huntsville hamfest in 2014. Chris is now a General.
AD0JA YTM92 at the Ten-Tec museum in TN.  His sister also shown.
Skyler KD0WHB YTM117 on left at STEM school academy in Highland Ranch, CO.  He designed the school's rpt. system with Allstar and echolink, controlled by a Rasberry PI2.   Pictured at right is WY7YL the 2015 ARRL Public Relations chairman.
Go to this page for more YACHT member photos, including latest on Andrew and Hazel 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.  Click their name at the bottom of this page.  Excellent, easy and fun to work with.