June 18, 2024

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Via the ARRL: Yasme Foundation Releases Chronicles of Amateur Radio DX History

The Yasme Foundation has released two chronicles of amateur radio DX history that make for compelling reading — a downloadable edition of Yasme: The Danny Weil and Colvin Radio Expeditions, by Jim Cain, K1TN, and the extended article Danny Weil — a Dreamer of Distant Lands Who Took the Amateur Radio Trip of a Lifetime, by Martti Laine, OH2BH.

Cain’s 324-page history, initially published by ARRL in 2003 and now out of print, is available for the first time in a downloadable format at no cost. It includes some as-originally-intended revisions to the text as well as a new introduction.

“Even after years of writing a DX newsletter and then publishing dozens of feature articles in QST, I guess I hadn’t got it out of my system yet,” Cain said, recounting the book offer that was too good to pass up. “I had a lot of words and even entire sentences left in me.”

Cain’s book documents the lives and DX adventures of Danny Weil, VP2VB — of Yasme fame — and of Iris and Lloyd Colvin, W6QL and W6KG. It also offers a look into the DXCC program from the 1950s through 2000.

Read more – via American Radio Relay League | Ham Radio Association and Resources http://www.arrl.org/news/view/yasme-foundation-releases-chronicles-of-amateur-radio-dx-history