yl.beam #66 jan 2019

Editorial: Ja-Well-No-Fine
Special YL-event OK5Z, Brno, Czech Republic.
SYLRA meeting Norway 2019 cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes, September 9th to 15t.
Laurel Clark, KC5ZSU (SK) ) NASA astronaut, CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
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Editorial: Ja-Well-No-Fine
We finish 2018 with the 2yls in the Hall of fame and hope the quote below will inspire us to fly into 2019?
My editor (the OM) complained that this issue“ reads like a calendar - no lady news!" so please share your news & views before he goes on strike (hihi) 73 from the OM & 33 from Eda ZS5YH.

Soar into 2019
A.R.I. SALERNO IQ8BB Our hobby allows us to " fly " our voice in the ether.... Radio amateurs are " Knights of ether " and know the intoxication of " flying " above borders, races and religions... we are special people we learned to fly high. And High Flying Eagles only meet with other eagles. The ducks wallow in the marshes.....    Autilia, iz8ffq (Italian YL)

WCA (World Castles on Air) 10th Birthday
19-20 Jan 2019 foundation World Castles Award program – on the 14th of January 2009. become a tradition and every year on the third weekend of January we work on the air from castles and fortresses.
Quartzfest     (USA) January 20 to 26, 2019
Quartzfest is a week long ARRL Specialty Operating Convention held FREE in the desert just south of Quartzsite Arizona the last full week of January every year. Quartzfest is an RV "Boondocking" (dry camping) event which features 8 seminars each day on a variety of topics including Amatur Radio, RV'ing and Alternative Energy.

During February the 11th annual South Americas Lighthouse weekend will be held.
This year there will be a YL team for us to support!
 Elizabeth "Ely" Muñoz CA2MEM will be the leader of a female team that will activate the FARO HUASCO CHI-081. It is the GROUP YL NORTH ZONE that will be in the air on Saturday 16 and Sunday February 17; from 13 hs. at 8:00 p.m. UTC, both days, preferably in the 40 meter SSB band. Individual call-signs will be used
Coordinates:    28 ° 27'43 "S - 71 ° 13'01" W
The Monumental Lighthouse of Huasco, is located in Punta Escorial, locally known as Puntilla, in the city of Huasco, in the Chilean region of Atacama. Its octagonal concrete structure of 22 meters, equivalent to 5 floors., together with the Parochial Church San Pedro Apóstol, it is a recognized symbol of the city, and Huasco district.

9 Dec. 2018 - Eva Thiemann, HB9FPM/OK3QE shared news of YL event
Special YL-event Czech Republic. 2nd to 9th August 2019
 after the successful YL activity 2018 on IOTA EU-064 (Ile de Noirmoutier) - we look forward seeing you at the next event in the Czech Republic.
We use the first class contest station OK5Z for one week.
The callsign OL88YL will also used to some SOTA (summits on the air) activities.
The facility is located near Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic.
The costs (without travel expenses) are per participant about 650 EUR (full board) for the week.
The 4* hotel is about 12 km from the radio station.
There is also a lot of emphasis on a comfortable and social get-together.
There will be visits to cultural sites such as Prague during the radio activity week.
On the further development of the event, we will update everyone through suitable media.
I accept registrations with pleasure at hb9fpm@uska.ch (Eva Thiemann, HB9FPM / OK3QE).
Feel free to contact Eva Thiemann, HB9FPM/OK3QE for any questions.
(French & German details on QRZ page)
Brno is located in the southeastern part of the Czech Republic. Iin a beautiful natural environment between South Moravian vineyards and the Moravian Karst, and is an easy drive to the nearby Austrian border. Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic and often competes with Prague in prestige. Founded around the year 1000, the city has many historical attractions and is also a university city.
Brno is an important stop on the Prague–Vienna and Prague–Bratislava–Budapest railway lines.
Vienna is easily accessible as a day trip by train or bus and Bratislava is only two hours away
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Nearby events:
11-17 Aug    2019 YOTA Somer Kamp, Sofia, Bulgaria;
17 Aug     USKA (Swiss Radio Amateurs) celebrates 90th anniversary in 2019
      at Hamfest in Zug, Switerland ( 09:00 bis 23:00)
17-18Aug    Internasionale Vuurtoring en Ligskip Naweek / ILLW

MS Trollfjord
SYLRA came together in Copenhagen 15th August 2003 to found the first joint YL organization.
The SYLRA board is populated by one member from each of the five Nordic countries.
SYLRA membership is open to ALL YLs.
The countries that host the meetings are in this order:
OZ – Denmark; TF – Iceland; SM – Sweden; LA – Norway; OH – Finland
SYLRA has meetings every other year; the last in 2017 was in Kungsbacka, Sweden

SYLRA (Scandinavian Young Ladies RadioAmateurs) meeting Norway 2019
MS Trollfjord (above), from Bergen to Kirkenes (map below), September 9th to 15th, 2019.
 Sail the beautiful coastline of Norway and cross the Arctic circle;, see the fjords and towns along this special “coastal road”. For registration and more information go to website: https://www.sylra.is/
PS - SYLRA conference in Oslo just before the Hurtigruten trip, 5-8th of September, 2019.

NB: Please respond by January 20th, 2019 (see below)
Anna Henriksdóttir    Wed, 12 Dec, 2018 Final prices SYLRA meeting 2019 in Norway
We have now the final prices for the above meeting on Hurtigruten’s, MS Trollfjord, from Bergen to Kirkenes, September 9th to 15th, 2019.
The prices include:    6 breakfast;    5 lunch,    5x 3-courses dinner    Gala dinner.
OBS! All beverages are self-paid!
Prices for the tour are;
Double, inside cabin: NOK 13. 410, - per person   
Double, outside cabin: NOK 15.515,- per person
Single, inside cabin: NOK 19.755,- per person
Single, outside cabin: NOK 22.813,- per person
Double, outside cabin, upgraded to upper deck: NOK 19.338,- per person
We are sending you this e-mail now, because we need your feedback as soon as possible regarding your participation or not. This is due to limited inside and outside cabins.
When we have received the feedback from you, a list of suggestions and prices for activities on this tour, will be sent you.
NB: We need to hear from you within January 20th, 2019.
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LA8FOA Ingrid LA6RHA Unni
lullen55@gmail.com la6rha@online.no
+47 458 16 614 +47 915 57 887
Link to Hurtigruten: https://www.hurtigruten.co.uk/
Link to MS Trollfjord: https://www.hurtigruten.no/skip/ms-trollfjord/

The CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame added 11 new members for 2018 - 2 yls amongst them
Carole Perry, WB2MGP: Long-time advocate for youth in Amateur Radio; moderator of the Hamvention® Youth Forum for more than 30 years (We met Carole Perry, WB2MGP, in yl.beam #36-July 2016)
Laurel Clark, KC5ZSU (SK): NASA astronaut killed in 2003 Columbia disaster

Laurel Clark, KC5ZSU (SK) (March 10, 1961 – February 1, 2003) CQ Amateur Radio Hall of Fame
Laurel Blair Salton Clark, Mission Specialist NASA astronaut killed in 2003 Columbia disaster
Laurel Clark, 41, was a commander (captain-select) in the U.S. Navy and a naval flight surgeon. Selected by NASA in April 1996, Clark was making her first spaceflight.
 Clark died along with her six fellow crew members in the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster. She was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor
 STS-107 Columbia (January 16 to February 1, 2003). The 16-day flight was a dedicated science and research mission. Working 24 hours a day, in two alternating shifts, the crew successfully conducted approximately 80 experiments. The STS-107 mission ended abruptly on February 1, 2003 when Space Shuttle Columbia and the crew perished during entry, 16 minutes before scheduled landing.
 She held a Technician Class amateur radio license KC5ZSU
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Calendar January 2019
01 Jan    CQ Marathon Starts / Canadian National Parks on the air
1 Jan Straight Key Night    ARRL
5 Jan Kids Day    ARRL 1800Z-2359Z,
5 Jan Pretoria Flea market (1000 CAT)
5-6 Jan RTTY /FT8 Roundup ARRL
4–14 Jan AJ2019 - 25th Australian Scout Jamboree, Tailem Bend, South Australia
18-20 Jan PEARS VHF/UHF Contest
19-20 Jan WCA (World Castles on Air) 10th Birthday
19-21 Jan VHF    ARRL
20-26 Jan Quartzfest - 2019 (USA)
26 Jan     Summer QRP
Febuary 2019
2– 3 Feb BSCC (Black Sea Contest Club), 12:00Z, Feb 2 to 11:59Z, Feb 3, 2019
2 Feb East Rand Radio Club Flea Market
3 Feb     AWASA CW Activity Day (Antique Wireless Assoc. S Africa)
8-10 Feb YLRL - YL-OM Contest SSB/CW/Digital    1400 UTC-0200 UTC
9 Feb     SARL NARS - BHF/UHF Werkswinkel, Saterdag (Johannesburg, RSA)
15-17 Feb XI° edición del "Fin de Semana de los Faros Americanos" / Americas Lighthouse Weekend
8 March     International Women’s Day Friday

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