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
YOTA 2017 and YCP – Reports from RSGB Radcom Magazine
This summer’s YOTA 2017 event went extremely well. Yasme sponsored teams of young operators from Tunisia and Ethiopia to travel to the event, which was held in England. A related event, the YOTA Contest Programme (YCP), sponsored a multinational team to operate from the big 9A1A contest station in Croatia during the CQ-M International DX Contest. You can learn more about YOTA in these (copyrighted) RSGB Radcom articles:YOTA 2017 - A Successful Event - Copyright RSGB 2017
Youth Contest Programme - Young Operators Visit 9A1A in Croatia
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.