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Dave Kalter (KB8OCP)
Dave Kalter KB8OCP is a long time friend of Don DuBon N6JRL and me Randy Benson W8HO and fellow contester and DX’er. Dave has been on the CQWW SSB contest team at TI5N since 2008. Dave is also a founder of the YDXA (Youth DX Adventure) an organization that sends young hams age 12-17 with a parent to Costa Rica during the summer to operate as DX. Dave is the past vice president of the Southwest Ohio DX Association (SWODXA) and an active member in DARA and Hamvention. Dave likes RTTY and PSK and CW we have seen him maintain a rate of 275 Q’s per hour in the CQWW SSB contest. An inspiration to all hams of all ages. Dave became a silent key on November 18th 2013 at his home with his family at his side. Dave is survived by his brother Michael W8CI, former General Chairman of the Dayton Hamvention and past president of DARA Dave is also survived by his father Jack ,sister Patty and his beloved soul mate Lynn. (Picture at TI5N in Costa Rica Oct. 2012 working the CQWWSSB contest) Photo by N6JRL
Contributed by: Randy Benson (W8HO)
My condolences to the Kalter family - Lynn, Patty, Jack and his brother W8CI, Michael. David was such a leader in inspiring young hams to become first class DX Peditioners but David was inspiration to everyone. We will miss his knowledge, great personality and willingness to achieve better Amateur Radio operators but most of all we will miss David's spirit.
Contributed by: BOB HEIL (K9EID)
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