The YASME Foundation

The Yasme Foundation, with its headquarters in Castro Valley, California, USA, is a non-profit organization to promote research and educational projects in the realm of amateur radio, to encourage and support radio expeditions to otherwise rarely activated geographical entities, and to help to introduce and spread amateur radio in countries with no or only a few active stations.

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Lloyd and Iris Colvin

Lloyd and Iris ColvinLloyd and Iris Colvin were DX-peditioners of wordlwide fame. Travelling around the globe for forty years they acivated 120 DXCC entities. Lloyd passed away in December 1993, Iris died in February 1998. In 2002, the couple was introduced to amateur radio's "Hall of Fame".

Download [557.01 KB]Lloyd Colvin - Obituary (Northern California DX Club Bulletin, September 1994) [PDF , 557.01 KB]

The Colvin QSL Collection in Vienna

The Colvin QSL Collection in ViennaLloyd's and Iris' pride was their QSL collection, documenting almost a million radio contacts and without doubt the world's largest private collection of its kind. After the Colvins' demise, the collection needed further attendance, and the YASME Foundation entrusted the Documentary Archives Radio Communication with the maintenance of this priceless collection. The cards, in their original file boxes, where shipped to Vienna in March 2006 and are now available for research to the public at large.


DX Operations, Lloyd und Iris Colvin, W6KG, W6DOD


Nach Rufzeichen / By Calls

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Dick McKercher's Africa Expeditions

Dick McKercher's Africa ExpeditionszoomGeorge R. (Dick) McKercher, W0MLY, 31. May 1999, was one of the "Top DXers", with 380 DXCC-Entities. First licensed 1930 as W4DVL, he travelled widely in the 1950's and 60's in Africa (a.o. 5V4MY, 6L6MY, FL8MY, VQ9MY, TY2MY, 4W1MY). Dick was member of YASME's Board of Directors and ARRL Life Member.

W0MLY/TJ8 Cameroon Douala 07/62
W0MLY/TL8 Centrafr.Rep Bangui 06/62
W0MLY/TN8 Rep. Congo Bayanga 06/62
W0MLY/TR8 Gabon Libreville 06/62
W0MLY/TT8 Tchad Fort Archambault 06/62
W0MLY/TZ2 Mali Bamako 07/62
TY2MY Dahomey Cotonou 07/62
5V4MY Togo Lome 07/62

Download [4.1 MB]'DXpedition to Africa' by W0MLY, CQ Magazine 08-10/1962 [PDF , 4.1 MB]

QSL Collection - Dokumentationsarchiv Funk

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