2018-10-05

yl.beam   #63  Oct 2018


Contents
Local-is-Lekker: Local Award;  SARL YL Sprint results
VK 100 MARCONI   22nd September 2018, centenary celebrations
 Results of International womens day March 2018
Feedback - YL expedition  TM64 YL Island of NOIRMOUTIER, 25-31 August 2018
YL shares with RNARS Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society
10th Annual Celebration  Ada Lovelace Day, Tuesday 9 October., 2018 
Ada  Language: In Flight on  Lunar IceCube
QRZ & Calendar

Local-is-Lekker
Awards   Charmaine Schutte, ZS5CVH – in 25th position, with 20 points was  awarded 'The SAWRC Trophy'  in the combined results of the SARL HF Phone, Digital and CW contests 2018

Results of the SARL YL Sprint -  9 August, 2018
1st Alta Gaybba, ZR3PA and Sonet de Wet, ZS3SW – 113 points each
3rd Judy Pretorius, ZS6JDY – 104 points
4th Jocelyn Hallendorff, ZS6JKL – 97 points
5th Karin Andrew, ZS6MMA – 96 points
6th Woody Collet, ZS3WL – 72 points
7th Amorita de Wit, ZR5ADW – 48 points
8th Johan van Zijl, ZS4DZ – 22 points
9th Roy Walsh, ZS3RW – 17 point

VK 100 MARCONI 
From Dot Bishop (VK2DB)  14 Sep  2018:
In Sydney we are celebrating the first direct radio message from England to Australia on 22nd September, 2018 .
We call it 'Wales to Wahroonga'.
We will activate a special callsign on that day VK 100 MARCONI  and will have it for one month.
I am hoping to set up a small ALARA table in the display room.
33 Dot VK2DB   ALARA VK1/2 Representative

FIRST WIRELESS  MESSAGE CENTENARY CELEBRATIONS 
“WALES TO WAHROONGA”   22nd September 2018
In the Northern Welsh town of Waunfawr on a cool and overcast night, the Australian Prime Minister William Morris Hughes outlined a message for Senatore Guglielmo Marconi to send to Australia by wireless. It was Sunday 22nd September 1918 and the Prime Minister had just returned from the battlefields in Europe.
This was to be the first direct wireless message sent from the United Kingdom to Australia and the recipient was Mr Ernest Thomas Fisk who had an experimental wireless station in the attic of “Lucania“; his residence  in Wahroonga. (northern suburbs of Sydney)  Since that historic day, a monument has been erected, unveiled in December 1935, when the former Prime Minister, Mr ‘Billy’ Hughes, addressed the assembly and Marchese Marconi also spoke by wireless from Paris in France.
On Saturday 22nd September 2018, there will be centenary celebrations at the monument.  ‘The Ku-ring-gai Male Choir’ will sing the Welsh and Australian anthems and  the original Morse code message will be heard by all present and a Morsecodian will decipher the message which will then be read to the gathering,

 


Mrs Jo Harris VK2KAA at the Wahroonga Fisk Anniversary 22 September 2005

The Marconi-Fisk achievement is commemorated by a monument located outside the original receiving site in Wahroonga (Australia), which is still a private residence. Every five years the Hornsby Amateur Radio Club (HADARC) and the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society have commemorated the event by the exchange of wireless messages with the Dragon Amateur Radio Club in Wales (UK).
The Dragon Radio Club will also be operating an HF station from the Welsh site of the Marconi transmitter using the special event amateur call sign GB2VK, and it is proposed that Fiskville, located in Victoria (Australia) and named after Ernest Fisk (where early transmitters were located), will be activated from Werribee Gorge State Park (VKFF-0775).
https://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2018/20180630-1/index.php

RESULTS  WOMEN'S  DAY  2018 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS & THANKS FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION!
14 Sep 2018    F4DHQ – Sophie wrote: I put the results of International womens day :
https://www.qrz.com/db/F4DHQ 

Editor - Results of first 10 positions only below; for all results please see link address above)
International Women's Day 2018
Position     Pts    Callsign            Name    Country
1       361    OE8YXK      Michaela             Austria
2       325    F4HJC/ TM2BZ       Sylvie     France
3      294     OE1LZA /HZ1HZ /     Laila     Austria
4       292    DL4VCV       Christel             Germany
5       272   DO3ST              Steffie     Germany
6       245    DL2LBK              Karin     Germany
7       244    OE3YSC      Marion             Austria
8       213    DJ9YL              Barbara             Germany
9      205    DM4EZ              Evelin     Germany
10     202    DF6QP            Ulla            Germany

51   YL     Logs
Germany    33;    Austria     5;    France    5   
Hungary    2;    Swizerland    2;   
Scotland    1;    Croatia    1;    Netherlands    1;    USA    1
42  OM  logs - Big thank you to the OMs for their support


Groupe YL: Chantal HB9FRC Dora HB9EPE Gabriela HB9GNP Eva OK3QE/HB9FPM
Siggi DK2YL Johanna DJ5YL Rosel DK3KWR Michaela DL1TM
Claudine F5JER Évelyne F5RPB Mado F1EOY Marie-Jo
Anna TF3VB Vala TF3VD Christine F4GDI Micheline
Feedback - YL expedition TM64YL Island of Noirmoutier
F5RPB Evelyne Terrail, wrote  10 Sep 2018:
"YLs de France" is the new association of french YLs
Some details of our YL expedition     TM64 YL
From 25-31 August activation of EU-64 Island of NOIRMOUTIER with the spécial call  TM64 YL.
5 nations were présent:
  - Germany with Siggi DK2YL, Johanna DJ5YL, Rosel DL3KWR and Michaela DL1TM
  - Switzerland with Dora HB9 EPE, Chantal HB9FRC, Gabriela HB9GNP
      And Eva with her 2 calls: HB9FPM and OK3QE
  - Iceland with Vala TF3VD and Anna TF3VB
   - France with Christine F4GDI, Mado F1EOY, Claudine F5JER and Evelyne F5RPB

Equipment:  4 HF stations and 1 VHF
The antennas were 1 Flex-6300, 1 R6000, 1 Folding 5 bands and 2 Dipôles 40/80m and 2 vertical 3 bands

 NUMBER of QSOs:  4.599
 CW:     30,42%     PHONE:     61,84%     DATA:     7,74%
  DXCC:     76 countries
Best 33 Evelyne  F5RPB

Editor: lots of pictures of the operators and the island on the Facebook pages of:
Christine Carreau &  Chantal Perin, also SYLRA (Scandanavian YL Radio Amateurs)
see also  Íslenskir Radíóamatörar (IRA)      https://tinyurl.com/IcelandIRA

                          *************************
 Thanks to Maren (DK9MOS) for sharing  yl.beam news – see below:
Maren wrote 12 Sep 2018 - enclosed you will find the RNARS Newsletter. Please have a look on page 11-15. I did not know how Joe G3ZDF would put the information in the newsletter.
But I think there will be no problem for all of you to read this.     88/73 de Maren
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RNARS Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society   Newsletter | Autumn 2018   Page 11,12,13,14
-Maren Lorentz (DK9MOS) tells us about various activities by Yls and is herself attached to U99 (DL0DMB) Museum Group where they keep the radio room active.
p12 - Koko Myoshi "Mio" (JR3MVF), YL's active in Bhutan as "A52YL Group.
P 13 -Giro Rosa Cycle Race – July:
p 14 -Museum Ships Weekend - June:: Maren Lorentz (DK9MOS)


10th Annual Celebration  Ada Lovelace Day, Tuesday 9 October., 2018 
Augusta Ada King, (10 Dec. 1815 - 27 Nov. 1852) born Augusta  Ada Byron, the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron; the Countess of Lovelace now commonly known as Ada Lovelace.
An English mathematician and writer she was one of the world’s first computer programmers, and one of the first people to see computers as more than just a machine for doing sums. In 1842 she wrote what is now recognized as the first computer programmes. The programme was written to calculate Bernoulli Numbers for Charles Babbage’s Analytical Engine, a general-purpose computing machine - that was never built! Lovelace was way ahead of the time; she not only understood how Babbage’s machine could carry out complex computations, she also imagined that, given the right inputs it could make music or graphics.
Ada Lovelace's work went widely unrecognized until the 1950s, when her papers were republished, and their significance and her contributions to the fields of computer science and mathematics were finally acknowledged. In the 1980s, to honor the contributions of Lovelace, the Department of Defense (US) named its newly created computer language ‘‘Ada’’ after her.
In 2018 the US Senate  designated October 9,  as ‘‘National Ada Lovelace Day’’

 
Ada The Language: Alive And In Flight  
In Tech by Paul Boutin - October 10, 2016,  Ada Lovelace Day -
Ada is still in use today. The language spec has been updated and modernized several times, most recently in 2012. It’s deemed a must in many defense-related systems where reliability and safety are critical, or where thousands of programmers may work on a single code base.
NASA’s CubeSat project launched a dozen satellites built at universities into orbit in 2013. Carl Brandon, a physics professor at Vermont Tech, says, “The Vermont CubeSat is the only university CubeSat that successfully completed its mission: eight were never heard from, one fried its batteries the first day (software error), one worked a little for less than a week, and one for four months.” Vermont Tech had used SPARK, a language based on the Ada spec, for their flight software. Their Lunar IceCube, scheduled for launch in 2019 to search for ice on the Moon, is likewise being programmed in SPARK.
Ada is not as widely used as languages such as C, C++ or Java, and it’s not a language intended for home hacking. Then again, Ada Lovelace’s own algorithm was never run, because Charles Babbage never built a Difference Engine on which to run it. Sometimes, a concept itself can be world-changing.    https://hackbrightacademy.com/blog/ada-language-links

Editorial Comment:
Since October 2013 Ham YL has supported Ada  Lovelace Day, which is about sharing stories of women in STEM (Scientists, Technologists Engineers, Mathematicians).
We have featured her in newsletters (#16 & #27) and introduced you to yl-maker Adafruit AC2SN
Limor Fried.  Hope that featuring prominent female thinkers will inspire you, especially as the US Senate is acknowleding Ada Lovelace in 2018. Please enjoy, Heather ZS5YH (Editor)

“Get Your Park On”
What is hoped will be the first annual “Get Your Park ON” operating event, will take place October 14 – 20, in celebration of Earth Science Week. The event is open to Amateur Radio operators around the world and is sponsored by the national affiliates of World Wide Flora and Fauna (WWFF), which encourages radio amateurs to operate outdoors in protected nature parks.
Amateurs can participate in one of two ways. They can opt to be Activators, setting up and operating in geological and nature centers such as national and state parks and forests, national monuments, and protected nature habitats. They may also decide to be Hunters, operating from home and searching out and making contact with the Activators.
The American Geosciences Institute in October 1998 organized Earth Science Week, a national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth, a common goal shared by WWFF.
Both programs encourage participants to get outside and enjoy nature.
Earth Science Week 2018 theme of “Earth as Inspiration” promotes public understanding and stewardship of the planet.
"Get Your Park ON" begins at 00:00 UTC on Sunday 14 October and continues to 23:59 UTC on Saturday 20 October. Visit the "Get Your Park ON" Facebook page for more information.

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Calendar October 2018

4      Oct            SARL 80 m QSO
04.-08 Oct      57. FIRAC- Congress at Tapolca, Hungary
              Fédération Internationale des RadioAmateurs Cheminots“ (Railways)
5-7   Oct         DX NA YL DX
6 - 7 Oct             AWA Valve QSO (RSA)
7      Oct             RSGB DX Contest (UK)
9      Oct            Ada Lovelace Day  2nd Tuesday
12–14 Oct        USS Batfish Radio Club, Muskogee, OK. YLRL-District 5- YL activation, Oct 12,1900 CDT - Oct 14, 1700 CDT
12-14 Oct     RSGB Convention, Milton Keynes
13    Oct     RAE (RSA)  &  SARL Spring QRP (RSA)
14–20 Oct     “Get Your Park ON” WWFF celebration of Earth Science Week
15    Oct      International White Cane Day (for the Blind)
19-21 Oct     JOTA    57h JOTA/18th JOTI (3rd weekend) 21st Jamboree on the Internet/WW
20    Oct             CQ Hou Koers (RSA)
21    Oct          DÍA DEL RADIOAFICIONADO ARGENTINO
22.-23Oct      SYLRA Contest      10-10 UTC  CW, SSB, RTT    Ausschreibung    SYLRA
26    Oct            S African Maritime Mobile Net, 39th Anniversary (Started 1979)
27-28 Oct      CQ WW DX SSB   Starts: 0000 UTC Saturday   Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday
28   Oct             PEARS HF Contest (Port Elizabeth, RSA)
31   Oct             Witches On The Air / Halloween
                    (hopefully hosted again by YLs-Amateur Radio Ladies-Portugal ?)

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