yl.beam #64 nov 2018

  • Silent Keys
  • RAE Results Oct  2018   
  • Witches Around the World
  • French YL Christine/F4GDI at Route du Rhum 2018
  • YL Susan Meckley W7KFI on Malawi Dxpedition
  • Hedy  Lamarr  Inventor of  "frequency-hopping” & Amateur Radio Event
  • YLs activated WW2SUB, the USS Batfish
  • Contacts & Calendar
S/k -  KD8SQD - Leota Strobel, passed away, she was a long-standing member of the Ladies Tea Time Net.  Condolences       January 17, 1943 - September 3, 2018  Age 75.

S/K    Elizabeth Wilson – K4GHT   Oct 10 1953 -  Sept 29, 2018.
It is with sorrow that I must inform the women of our international radio community across the globe that we have lost Elizabeth Wilson - K4GHT after a battle with health issues.
Dani Hensley    September 29, 2018

S/k  KE5AKW.  Peggy Sue Gerron-Rackham  died early Monday 1 Oct, 2018  in Lubbock. She was 78.
She  will be forever remembered in association with the Buddy Holly  song bearing her name.

S/k   DL1SYL  Edeltraud ' Traudel ' Wilck, from  Plau, Germany became a silent key 16 Oct 2018

S/k : Dawn Snyders, ZS5ME,  SARL news: It is with deep regret that we must announce that the key of Dawn Snyders, ZS5ME, went silent on Friday 19 October 2018. She was the wife of Jo, ZS5PO and mother of Warren, ZS5WOZ. Dawn was a member of the SARL and the Zululand Amateur Radio Club and she served as Club secretary for many years. We extend our sincere condolences to Jo, Warren, family and friends.

S/k : Paula Seiber AD5VL / KD5WFF, She passed early morning 1 Nov 2018
Paula  was awarded  A-1 Operator at the Ham Holiday 2018 Banquet. This award is presented to operators based on ‘On-Air’ performance  a group of about 6,000 operators world-wide).
She was Licensed 04/13/2003 and held an Extra License.
Her husband Joe KE5MGP put on the Wouff Hong ceremony after the banquet at Ham Holiday 2018

RAE (Radio Amateur Exam) Results Oct  2018     79 Passed    10 XYL
Welcome to our new radio ladies.
Cummings, Kelly    Port Elizabeth    Pass    ZS2KC
Delport, Petra Jacoba    Cape Town    Pass    ZS1XXX
Kruger, Olivia    Vanderbiljpark Pass    ZS6OK
Le Roux, Jeandre    Honeydew    Pass    ZR6JLR
Nkome, Katleho    Bellville    Pass    ZU1KAT. dad Chris ZS1CDG
Oberholzer, Juanita Cornia    Saldanha    Pass    ZS2YO   
Polly, Kim    Mosselbaai    Pass    ZS1KIM
Smit, Cornelia    Pretoria    Pass    ZS6CHS
Smit, Nicola Jane    Honeydew    Pass    ZS6NSJ
Spencer-Wilson, Erika    Honeydew    Pass    ZS6ESW

CS2WAW * Witches Around the World – Halloween     oct  2018
Happy Halloween -  October 31 was the only day that I was able to participate as I have to return to work (night shift).
I logged 179 - "Witches Around the World" - QSOs, mostly with stations in North America, but also with a number of Europeans /DX (30). I had QSOs with several YLs, but, unfortunately, not with any of the "Official Witches."
Was I the only one in the US that participated?
 I was operating on 40, 20 and 17 meters, but also locally on the 2m calling frequency.
I posted a photo of myself at the station (attached) on QRZ.COM and on my Facebook page.
Thank you for organizing this event. It was a lot of fun for me.
73 and best wishes for the Holiday Season, Ingrid W7ISG

 The Route du Rhum Yacht Race
The Route du Rhum is a transatlantic single-handed yacht race, which takes place every 4 years in November. The course is between Saint Malo, Brittany, France and the Caribbean French island of
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. Distance: 3,542 milles
 Created in 1978,  2018 marks its 40th Anniversary.
 "Village of the Route du Rhum” opens  October 24, 2018;  race start on November 4 2018.  

French YL Christine/F4GDI at Route du Rhum 2018
TM4RUM    France - Special event  
Between October 25th to November 5th, 2018, look for Christine/F4GDI and Association des radioamateurs de la Côte d'Emeraude (ARACE) team to be active from Saint Malo as TM4RUM, for the starting of the Route du Rhum 2018.
HF bands in CW/SSB/Digit + 2m SSB/FM.
QSL via Mickael JAMET, F4AVX.
http://tm4rum.arace.fr/index.php?lng=en    https://www.routedurhum.com/en

YL Susan Meckley W7KFI on Malawi Dxpedition
Don Jones K6ZO and YL Susan Meckley W7KFI will be in Malawi  as 7Q6M and 7Q7M.
 Nov 22-30 , 2018  qrv from MALAWI
All bands 10-160,  mainly CW.;  hopefully 6 ele 20 yagi with kw....so should have good signal....
Susan is now 83 yrs old so this is a last big Hurrah !

October 2018 members of HacDC Amateur Radio Club participated in the CQ World Wide SSB Contest in Northern Malawi (Africa). - 7Q6M  Don Jones,    Embangweni Mission Hospital
Loudon Mission (formerly called Embangweni Mission is located in the Mzimba district in the Northern Region of Malawi. Travel throughout region can be difficult, especially during the rainy months, November to April. Embangweni is situated at an altitude of 4,000 feet, in an area of flat brachystegia woodland.

HEDY LAMARR "frequency-hopping” Inventor  (9 November, 1914 – 19 January, 2000 )
Few know Hedwig Kiesler – aka Hedy Lamarr- was one of the great pioneers of wireless communications.
 By the 1940’s, both the Nazis and the Allied forces were using single-frequency radio-controlled technology  The draw back was if you tried to control your torpedo with a signal, eventually the enemy will find  the frequency you are using. Once this is known they were able to jam and  control the signal by putting out a strong noise signal on the given frequency.
  In 1942 at the height of her fame as a Hollywood movie actress, Hedy Lamarr  developed a new kind of communications system that couldn't be “jammed”; a system that would allow torpedoes and guided bombs to reach their targets.  It was a way of encoding a message across a broad area of the wireless spectrum. If one part of the spectrum was jammed, the message would still get through on one of the other frequencies being used. The transmitter on a ship and receiver in the torpedo would synchronously hop from one frequency to another; "frequency-hopping."   through 88 random frequencies. The jammer could try to jam all frequencies, but this would require  too much equipment and power.
 Lamarr’s brilliant idea is used today in wireless communication and is how other people can be on cell phone networks without interrupting each other. Lamarr eventually got the recognition she deserved as an inventor - in addition to being known as a beautiful and a famous movie actress.
 She and her co-inventor Antheil won the 1997 Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award  as well as the BULBIE Gnass Spirit of Achievement Bronze Award. (The BULBIE is considered the Oscar of the inventing world; the  award is shaped like a lightbulb to evoke the spirit of Thomas Edison.)
HedyLamarr is the first woman to have won it. She died three years later at 86 years old, at her home near Orlando, Florida.
( Hedy Lamarr was featured in #19 YL News  March 2014, and  in YL#29 News Dec 2015  when Google doodle (9 Nov 2015) celebrated the 101 birthday of Hedy Lamarr – Inventor & Movie Star.)

HEDY  LAMARR  DAY 9th November  -  Amateur Radio Event
WORLD RADIO NETWORK was founded in 2014 by KT7JOE and WH6DWF.  On November 9, 2016 they held the 1st  Hedy Lamarr Day. The following year on November 9, 2017 they held the  2nd Hedy Lamarr Day, with 104 checkins, 40 QSL cards and 3 international stations
2018  will be their 3rd year of celebrating Hedy Lamarr Day.
W2JLD  John, special event coordinator for the world conference server,  feels its  important to recognize her accomplishments - We felt that a lot of yl's contributed to the success of amateur radio and Hedy Lamarr is no exception to the rule. She contributed to the ham radio world with her invention of the spread spectrum technology which we use each and every day. She was also a wonderful screen actress with many films to her name.
So we celebrate her accomplishments on her birthday every year, with a special event and this year we secured a special event callsign N9H - November - niner - hedy lamarr;  again we will offer a special event QSL card for this event.
We will run a 4 hour net with at least 2 yl's to be net controller and we will have several conferences
Held on the *WORLD* Conference server, ECHOLINK NODE #479886/IRLP 9251.  Hosted by THE WORLD RADIO NETWORK  We use the DODROPIN, STARLINK, WORLD, UK HUB, FRIENDS conferences and more.

USA YLs  The weekend operation (below) was held  under the auspices of the Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL), Michelle Carey W5MQC  is District 5 representative; article, plus lots of pictures, on website of SCARS (South Canadian Amateur Radio Society) https://w5nor.org/batfish/?fbclid=
Mary Calkins  AE6Q posted some great pics on her Facebook.

YLs activated WW2SUB on the USS Batfish
The USS Batfish is a Balao-class submarine and  is named for the fish that is found off the coast of Peru. During WW2, the Batfish sunk three Japanese Navy submarines in a 76-hour time-frame. As a tribute to the 52 submarines and 3,505 US sailors that were lost during the war, Albert Kelly and a group of submarine veterans worked to bring the Batfish to the Muskogee War Memorial Park, at the port of Muskogee, OK in the early 1970’s.
On October 12th through the 14th of 2018, some of the YLs (Young Ladies) from Kansas, Texas, and Oklahoma were guests of the USS Batfish Radio Club and participated in honoring the memory of 75th anniversary of the lost 52 submarines event. Four of the YLs were from the South Canadian Amateur Radio Society (SCARS).
During this activation, there were two submarines that were honored. The USS Wahoo was sunk in October 1943 with 80 men on board in the Sea of Japan.. The USS Dorado was also sunk in October 1943 and had 77 men on board, near Panama in the Atlantic Ocean.
The YLs made a total of more than 350 contacts during the 3-day event. QSL information is available on the WW2SUB club website. They called CQ on board the Batfish from one of the three radios systems on board. They used the WW2SUB club gear that is located in the original radio room. And, with the assistance of their USS Batfish Club host Wade Harris KF5IF,  built temporary stations in the crew’s mess and in the operation area. They hung wire antennas and deployed the club’s portable tower in the rain. Many of the YLs slept overnight in the original crew quarters on the ship. They even got to experience a power outage on the sub. Propagation was short over the weekend, so many members of SCARS were able to make a contact!
Everyone was able to get some radio time over the three-day event.  It was the first time on HF for some of the YLs. After they set up antennas, radios, setup satellite systems, and mentored each other, they explored the nooks and crannies of the entire submarine.
To top the weekend off, Virginia NV5F gave a personal performance, playing her bagpipes.
The group wishes to thank USS Batfish Club host Wade Harris KF5IF and the Muskogee War Memorial Museum for hosting the event. On the way out the door, the YLs said: “let’s do this again next year”. So, October 5-6, 2019 is on the calendar and is coming soon.

YLs in attendance on the October 13th, 2018 weekend were:
Leah Ohse W3LEO    Patricia Liesenfeld W5UBI
Barbara Schlueter KD0WAU    Eva Knapple N5EVA
Vonnie Merritt KE5RKC    Beth Pearce KC5RWW
Donna Wohler N5DEE    Lynda Tuma KF5JUO
Virginia Smith NV5F    Mary Calkins AE6Q
Judi Voeller N5KUO    Annie Zhi KG5VGA
Christina Liu KG5VGB    Michelle Carey W5MQC
The South Canadian Amateur Radio Society is an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) Special Services Club. We serve the amateur radio operators in the Cleveland County, Oklahoma area.

The USS BATFISH SS-310  (United States Ship)
This submaranine vessel began life in1942 at the Portsmouth Navy Yard, (New Hampshire, USA) and was launched  1943.  The Batfish made seven wartime patrols, sinking 14 ships (including 3 submarines in 76 hours). After WW2 the USS BATFISH served during the  Korean War & the Cuban Missile Crisis,  and later decommissioned .
In 1972  she was given to the city of Muskogee, Oklahoma (USA) to be used as a memorial to members of the silent service. It was slung between 2 barges to make its trip up the Mississippi River and then up the Arkansas river (thru 16 locks) to the port of Muskogee. A slit was cut in the bank and the boat was nudged in and closed off from the Arkansas River. The water was drained from the slit and the boat rested on the ground, kept in position by heavy cables

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Calendar November 2018

1     Nov      Silent Key Memorial Contest to the memory of our late radio amateur friends   
0600 UTC to 0859 UTC November 01 every year., Mode: CW only    .
02-04  Nov     2º Encuentro Radial Anual de Parques Nacionales (Argentina)
3     Nov      The Netherlands. 58th Ham Radio Convention
3     Nov    RaDAR Challenge    (RSA)
5          Nov      Brasil –  Dia Nacional do Radioamador (Day of Radio Amateurs).
9          Nov     Hedy  Lamarr  Day
9-11     Nov.     RCA Railway Stations 10th Edition   Jornada Radial Ferroviaria Argentina,
10     Nov     Gold Coast ARC HAMFEST (Saturday) Aus.
10     Nov    AWA- AGM (Antique Wireless Assoc.) SAIEE, Observatory, Johannesburg, SA
10-11     Nov      SARL VHF/UHF Analogue Contest
11        Nov     Remembrance Sunday
16.    Nov      UFT-YL-CW Contest 1900 - 2100 UTC, 80m  (Union Francaise des Telegraphistes)
17       Nov     UFT-YL-CW Contest 0800 - 1000 UTC, 40m  (Union Francaise des Telegraphistes)
16-18    Nov    7th Asia Pacific DX Convention (APDXC)
24    Nov     Newbie Sprint    08:00 to 20:00 UTC    (RSA)
24-25     Nov    CQ WW DX CW  Starts: 0000 UTC Saturday   Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday
24      Nov    West Rand Flea Market (RSA)
7th Asia Pacific DX Convention (APDXC)
will be held at Osaka International House in Osaka, Japan on November 16 through 18, 2018.
 (APDXC) is the only amateur radio event in Japan where all the programs  are conducted in English!  APDXC website at:  https://www.apdxc.org/


1 comment:

  1. Thanks John, good to get up to date... Regards, Hugh