• Projects at YOTA 2016
  • WRTC 2018, sponsored by Yasme
  • 4V1JR QSL Card 2015
  • HSØAC Reconstruction 2014
  • ET/KB3WWU at YOTA 2016
  • YOTA 2016 OE2YOTA
  • Friendship Radio Games 2015
  • ET/KB3WWY at ES9C for IARU Youth Contesting Program
  • Friendship Radio Games 2015
  • Colvin QSL Collection at Dokufunk, Austria
  • Members of the Kosovo SHRAK at their Field Day during the IARU Championship.
  • Members of the Kosovo amateur radio association (SHRAK) celebrate IARU membership with regulators.
  • Gordon J73GAR giving a license class to future Dominica hams Edward, Gilbert, Alpha, Anna.
  • Dominica hams in training - Hilkiah, Gilbert, Edward, Anna, and Alpha
  • Majdi Bahrouni - one of the members of the Amateur Radio Association of Tunisia who will be attending the YOTA 2017 Conference in the U.K. in July.
  • Ahmad Boubaker, also a member of the Amateur Radio Association of Tunisia who will be attending the YOTA 2017 Conference with Majdi Bahrouni.

Welcome to The Yasme Foundation website!

Yasme is a storied word in amateur radio DX circles. DX stands for “distance” and the sailboats for which Yasme is named certainly covered their share of DX, crossing the oceans and dropping anchor at exotic islands some six decades ago. In turn, amateurs around the world, the “DX-ers,” would then try to contact the Yasme captain, Danny Weil, VP2VB, an amateur operator of reknown.

Over the years, The Yasme Foundation has grown from a support group for those original Yasme adventures into a worldwide foundation supporting projects that help amateur radio flourish. We recognize the volunteers who keep amateur radio vital and vigorous in its second century and sponsor awards for hams (amateur radio operators) who make long-distance DX contacts on the air. This updated website tells our story and explains our mission. We hope you enjoy your visit and, even more, hope to meet you on the air!

73, Ward Silver, NØAX
President, The Yasme Foundation
1 August 2016


The Yasme Foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation organized to support scientific and educational projects related to amateur radio, including DXing (long distance communication) and the introduction and promotion of amateur radio in developing countries. Yasme supports various projects relating to amateur radio, with an emphasis on developing amateur radio in emerging countries and encouraging youth participation in amateur radio.