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 168 members in 31 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.
***LATEST YACHT NEWS NOW OUT, every Thurs.***


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 168 members strong, including 129 youth.  Enjoy new and revised images below. Check out the K8KDZ qrz. site.  SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT... CHRIS BREAULT KD8YVJ, ytm 109 HAS JUST WON THE COVETED ARRL "HIRAM PERCY MAXIM AWARD" FOR 2016. YACHT is proud of you!!

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

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 passed their Tech exams.  Owen is KG5JTA YTM123
*NEW MEMBERS SIGNING ON FROM HAMVENTION*
K3LSY Kelsey YTM134, KM4QIV Zach YTM 135, KC9ZJX Dhruv YTM136, KE8DSU Jolana YTM137, KE8DST Azura YTM138, KM4ATT Violetta YTM140, KM4CLT Vonita YTM141, KM4LEJ Aaron YTM142, KI4MGF Terri YTC50 (adult) and via email: N1DMR Delaney YTM139
Welcome all, glad to have you aboard.
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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 2016 Hamvention Youth Forum.  YACHT was reprented by KD0WHB, KC1CWF, and AD0JA. Several others joined YACHT.  Everyone gave a fantastic presentation.

Chris Brault KD8YVJ YTM109 is the ARRL Hiram Percy Maxim young award winner for 2016. YACHT sends its heartiest congratulations.  Chris is a regular check in to our Sat. evening echolink net. His QRZ page is http://www.qrz.com/db/kd8yvj
Check out the video clip of his appearance at the Hamvention  A "real cool" young ham.  Sam KG7HBY also makes a brief appearance.
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

YACHT pizza party at 2016 Hamvention. 40 young hams and parents attended. Many new friendships made.
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
N1SPY Tommy YTM128 is now an Extra class.

HAMMIES SECTION
Young So. African hams. Hammies/YACHT Friendship Net 1st&3rd Sat. 1pm CDST, 8pm in So. Africa.
Ed speaking to the 2016Youth Forum about the pizza party. 
Newest group of Hammies. Photo on right shows them with new HT's given to them as a reward for diligent work in getting their ham licenses.
Delaney, now with a new vanity call, N1DMR,YTM139,age 10, one of our newest members. Her dad AE1DW is also an adult member YTC52.  Nice to have you two aboard the YACHT team.
Shelby KD9FYV, YTM131 with his new YACHT cap at Field Day in Menominee.
Official associate net controls:  KD8YZX, KD8ZAF, KD8YVJ