yl.beam #56 march 2018

  • World Women’s Day 2018
  • Ja-Well-No-Fine
  • Dutch Yls Celebrate Womens Month
  • SYLRA – Promotes YL of the Month
  • German Newsletter DL YL Februar 2018.    Heike DL3HD
  • Laura- the youngest German YL with A-license  DL2JJ
  • VOTA Diploma - Volunteers On The Air
  • Danica Flyte KC9W - ARRL  Sweepstakes 
  • An Irish Greeting to our Yls
  • QRZ Contacts & Calendar
  • Condolences

World Women’s Day 2018
For the fifth time, the DARC’s YL group and Sophie F4DHQ are organizing an international YL-Activity at the International Women’s Day on:
Thursday, March 8th, 2018 from 19:00 until 23:00 MET (18:00 until 22:00 UTC)
on 20m, 40m and 80m in SSB & CW
Participants from Germany shall send their log to Heike, DL3HD (dl3hd@darc.de) while participants from other countries shall send their log to Sophie, F4DHQ (f4dhq@orange.fr).

YLC Group (YL's of Chile)
Will Celebrate International Womens Day on Saturday 10h March – Sunday 11th March
Commencing: Saturday from 1300 UTC (1000Chile)
Finishing:     Sunday  at 2200 UTC (1900 Chile)
For info regarding rules, logs, multpliers etc contact:
Leticia San Martin Corrial  XQ4NUA  Event Organizor      www.YLC.cl

Radio CLUB La Rioja, Argentina  LU1SFL
Will be awarding a special certificate in celebration of   International Womenns Day – March 8, 2018 –  for contacts during the week.
From March 05,  00:00 UTC (21:00 hs. LU)until March 11, 03:00 UTC (00:00 hs LU)
All bands   For more info see  their Facebook page.
 logs to: diadelamujer@lu1sf.com.ar


Hello Ladies – March is OUR month! International Womens Day is celebrated every March 8 and for our Radio yls there will be lots of opportunites to make contacts (Hopefully the sun will also be with us?) Please join the French and German ladies, or the South American ladies – maybe both!
And if you unable to make contact, then the Dutch ladies will be available for the rest of the month. YAY!  And there is CLARA's Chatter Party . So even if it is not Womens Day in your country, reach out to our women-on-the-air during March!.
Be inspired by Danica Flyte (KC9W) from the USA, who shares her contesting experience. Listen for the "Volunteers On The Air”  and remember to share your thoughts, news and pics with us. Enjoy – 33 & 88     Editor - Eda. ZS5YH 


Dutch Ladies celebrate the month of March
March 2018 will be our month… with an YL-award!   Posted on 23/02/2018 by PA1ENG
womens-dayThursday 8th of March is International Women’s day, many countries in the world celebrate the achievement of women in society. YLs in countries around us therefore organize contests and special awards. As on March 17th and 18th we will participate in the Russian DX contest we decided to call this March our month. We did some quiet preparations and can finally tell that after more than twenty years the Dutch Young Ladies Club will have an YL-award again!

From the 1st up until the 31st of March nine (!) YLs of the PI4YLC contest team will activate their calls. When a QSO is made with (a minimum) of three of these YLs a special YL-award has been earned. It will be downloadable from our website. Unfortunately the call PI4YLC itself cannot count for the award because of partcipation in the Russian DX contest.
YLs participating:    
Mariëtte PA1ENG    Lisa PA2LS    Claudia PA5CT   
Anneke PB8YL    Ineke PD2CWM    Heather PD3GVQ   
Suzan PD3SZN    Sonja PD4SON    Ramona PD9YL
More information on what the YL-award will look like and where it will be downloadable will follow in near future. We hope for many nice QSOs with radioamateurs all over the world!

SYLRA (Scandanavian YL Rdio Assoc) – Promotes YL of the Month
During 2018 there will be featured a YL of the month. This is an idea that was brought up at the SYLRA Kungsbacka meeting in 2017.
We have been asking several YL to answer several questions about them selves as radio amateurs, including a photo. If you are a SYLRA member and would like to participate (this is nothing serious, just fun, hi) please contact the webmaster Anna at tf3vb@sylra.is for further information.
Next SYLRA meeting will be in Norway 2019

Newsletter DL YL Februar 2018.    Heike DL3HD
Laura- the youngest German YL with A-license  DL2JJ
VOTA Diploma - Volunteers On The Air
Dear YL and interested OM,

YL relay diploma
On 31.01.2018 the last QSOs were worked. This great relay activity was completed ln 1 year, which no one had expected. In the CQ DL 04/2018 we will publish a detailed report  about the  more than 40,000 QSOs ! Many thanks to all YL s who participated in this campaign and the numerous calling stations.
YL  DL-F Women's Day Contest 2018
I am already looking forward to many participants and wish you all fun and good luck!
(Applications can be found on the YL page)

Laura- the youngest German YL (DL2JJ) with A-license

Laura Bergmann is only 11 years old (2018) and on January 30, 2018 she passed her Extra Class exam (Class A) at the BNetzA in Eschborn  [Frankfurt area] . She may be the youngest radio amateur in Germany and one of the youngest in Europe.  Congratulations on this extremely remarkable achievement!
Laura got her first call sign on October 24, 2017 - During the first week of her school holidays  she went to an intensive course to get her call sign. During the second week of her vacation she began to study and practiced a lot. On October 24, she obtained  DO9JJ, class E. On January 30, 2018 she received her new call-sign  DL2JJ
Now, there is nothing to stop Laura  supporting her parents in contests and competitions, as well as in the SOTA and YOTA expeditions. The "JJs" now always appear together (Papa Emil, DL8JJ and Mama Verji, DL9JJ)... one thing Laura is missing: CW. This will probably be Laura's next goal, to make her QSOs (almost) as fast and as good in CW as Dad. :-)
Her dad proudly said, "We learned and practiced diligently, it was not easy, but with a lot of fun, mutual motivation and purposefulness we made it and we are happy to hear Laura on the air with her new call sign DL2JJ."
The whole district of Hesse congratulates her on this achievement and wishes Laura, DL2JJ, good luck  in her hobby amateur radio. Now, however, it is time for Laura to dedicate herself  to her school activities .... Congratulations to all "Jjs"!    Heinz, DL3AH     DV Hesse

 WRTC - World Radiosport Team Championship, is an amateur radio contest.  An invitation-only event in which the world's elite contesters compete against one another using amateur radio stations that are in one geographic area of the world and are equipped with similar antennas and operating restrictions.
2018 will mark Germany's first time hosting WRTC, which takes place in conjunction with the IARU HF Championship event on 15 and 16 July 2018

VOTA-Award - The "Volunteers On The Air "
VOTA-Award" Can be obtained by all radio amateurs and SWLs via the DARC-Community-Logbook (DCL). The award aims at working WRTC 2018 volunteers to collect VOTA Numbers. VOTA Numbers will be distributed by registered volunteers of the WRTC 2018 from January 1st until December 31st 2018.
Volunteers-On-The-Air -- VOTA  Award for 2018. This award recognises that the volunteers are at the core of the radio world team championship in Germany without whom it would not be possible. Volunteers, set up antennas and tents, look after the competition sites and participants and work in the event office.
Each registered volunteer has an exclusive VOTA number for 2018 and can give it out though his or her amateur radio activities. The volunteer thus represents the WRTC on the air.
The VOTA Award can be applied for via the DCL (DARC Community Logbook https://dcl.darc.de).  (diploma conditions on the web page). The diploma application is generated automatically and the VOTA numbers list stored in the DCL.
So far,(Jan 2018) over 125 VOTA numbers have been issued. Among the list is exotic number DP-001, which will hopefully be activated soon by DP1POL (DL5XL).
A first activity hour is scheduled for Sunday 14th. January from 8 to 9 UTC on 80 m. Many volunteers want to be QRV and distribute their VOTA number. Activity hour contacts added to QSOs in the subsequent 10-m contest may make it possible for the first VOTA Award (number 1) to be awarded.    http://www.wrtc2018.de/index.php/en/activities/wwqr-award-me

VOTA Diploma – YL Volunteers On The Air
Among the helpers there are quite a few Yls , be sure to look for them.-  list below.
CT9 / DL3KWR CT3-001 Rosel ;    DB8RH DL-033 Renate   
DC2CT DL-115 Heike;    DG0EQ DL-065 Rita   
DK9MEL DL-076 Melanie;    DL1TM DL-025 Ela   
DL3ABL DL-101 Andrea;    DL3KWR DL-067 Rosel   
DM4EZ DL-085 Evelin;    DO2ROA DL-107 Beate   
DO5HO DL-104 Hava   

Danica Flyte KC9W - ARRL  Sweepstakes  November 20, 2017 

Well, I participated in my first ARRL November Sweepstakes this weekend, and had been preparing the week before by getting familiar with the Icom IC-765, the Win-Test logging software, and figuring out which of the multitude of antennas to use with the many different bands from which to choose. I was overwhelmed to say the least!
Initially, I thought there’d be a half-dozen other operators at W0AIH's ham shack at "the Farm" as in the other two contests I’d been in, but what a shock to learn I'd be operating all by myself! It seemed impossible that I’d even be able to turn everything on, let alone operate all weekend!
With a break overnight to go home and sleep, I wound up operating 21 hours, getting 38,106 points from 261 contacts in 73 different sections. Had SO MUCH FUN though as I finally got the hang of reciting the long "exchange" to each contact as we'd somewhat mimic an ARRL Radiogram format, "126 A KC9NZZ 08 WI" using my phonetic alphabet. The hardest part was getting the hang of immediately typing it into the computer, as I'd always written everything in my notebook first. Once I dumped that bad habit, it really picked up! I learned a lot of things for my next contest and can't wait to see how it goes in the future! I sure got the contesting bug!
Paul stopped in several times to check on my progress, fix a few things when I couldn’t transmit, and encourage me. I received prior tips and hours of assistance online and even on the phone from fellow club members and Facebook group friends (ALL of whom are hams) I don’t think I could have ever managed to do this weekend without everyone’s help! Thank you!
Danica Flyte 21 hours of operation and 261 QSOs for a total score of 38,106. I got 73 different sections.


[Originally in YL#12-May 2013, reprinted here both for St Patrick's Day 17 March, 2018 and for  all Yls at this our special time of year.]
 The Day of the YL’s:
May the ionosphere rise to meet you.
May the QRM be always in the background.
May the sunspots shine warmly on your log.
May the rain fall softly on your beam,
and until we meet again,
may you always hold your mike in the palm of your hand!

Shillelagh O'Sparky         by: Hamtestonline Amateur Radio Club, N1HTO


Tony Coleman, ZS5ACB, went silent on Friday 9 February 2018. We extend our sincere condolences to Sheila, ZS5SC, Peter, ZS6PLC, Louisa, ZS6LU, Harry and John, ZS6JON, other family and friends.
Port Elizabeth Amateur Radio Club (PEARS) regrets to announce the passing of Trevor Scarr ZS2AE, at the age of 85.  Sincere condolences to Chris, ZS2AAW, Vanessa, ZS2VS, family and friends.

QRZ CONTACTS:   Facebook ‘HAM Yl’  (YLs only);

SARLNUUS met Anette Jacobs ZR6D  jhjacobsza@gmail.com   
 yl.beam newsletters  Eda    zs6ye.yl@gmail.com        Archived at WEST RAND ARC
 wrarc-anode.blogspot.com   &   https://wrarc-anode.blogspot.co.za/   
also Italian Radio Amateurs Union: QTC U.R.I. –  La rivista della Unione Radioamatori Italiani

Calendar March 2018
2-3    Japan Ladies Radio Society (JLRS) 15:00UTC March 2 - 15:00UTC March 3, 2018
3 - 4   ARRL DX SSB
4      SARL Hamnet 40 m Simulated Emerg Contest    1200Z-1400Z,
6      AGCW YL-CW Party    1900Z-2100Z, (Activity Group CW)
08    International Women’s Day
10- 11     YLC Group (YL's of Chile)  Celebrate International Womens Day
10-11     SARL VHF/UHF Analogue / Digital Contest 1000Z, Mar 10 -1000Z, Mar 11
10-11     RSGB Commonwealth Contest 82nd
10-11    South America 10 Meter Contest    1200Z, Mar 10 to 1200Z, Mar 11
11             Sydney Amateur Radio Ferry Contest, Sunday  2018 10:00 – 16:00. Waverley ARS.(Aus.)
13-17    CLARA Chatter Party  Mar 13 1700,-1700Z, Mar 14; & 1700Z, Mar 17 to 1700Z, Mar 18
17            43ste, jaarlijkse Dutch National Radio Flea market 2018  (NL)
22             AWA (Antique Wireless Ass.) 15th Anniversary (2018) RSA
24- 25      CQ WPX SSB CQ   24    World Lights out Hour 2030 Local Time
30            Good Friday/ 31 Pesach
31             Amateur License pay South Africa
April 2018
April 01 2018     Easter Monday
1          Portugal's National Summits on the Air Day (SOTA)  started in 2011.
5        80 m QSO Party (RSA)
6 – 8    PARA (Philippine Amateur Radio Assoc) Convention 2018· Cebu City, Philippines. UTC+08
7        RaDAR Challenge  (RSA)
7 - 8     SARL VHF/UHF Digital Contest  (RSA)
7-8         Assembly National U.R.I. 2018. (Union Radio Italy) Santa Maria degli Angeli (Assisi)
13–15  SARL National Convention, AGM and Awards Dinner hosted by Pretoria ARC

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