yl.beam #76 nov 2019

Dutch Ham Radio Convention 2019   -    FISTS Friday -
 YL Argentina -  OL88YL uTube  -    Hedy Lamarr Day
Jeanne VE0JS Solo Circumnavigation Under Sail
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
1st  "Women on The Radio Award". November 2019  Background, Rules, YL Team
Silent Keys
Contacts  & Calendar

2 November 2019 from 09.30-17.00 am in the IJsselhallen in Zwolle, Netherlands
Visitors information for the Ham Radio Convention On November 2, 2019, the 59th Ham Radio Convention (Dag voor de RadioAmateur, DvdRA) will again take place in The Netherlands. Organiser is VERON,(the Dutch radio society). Besides the official part, “the Radio Amateur of (last) year 2018”, supported by the Scientific Radiofonds Veder will be nominated. And several lectures will be given. The home-brew exhibition, the AMRATO (Amateur radio equipment sales), and of course the VERON Components market (flea market). Several commissions and working groups are presenting themselves, we also again have a youngsters place. 

 FISTS Friday - November 29, 2019  (USA)
 "Black Friday" (the day after Thanksgiving), will be known as "FISTS Friday."
All FISTS members are asked to take a break from shopping or football and make at least one QSO during FISTS Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

FISTS  CW (Morse Code) organization in the world of amateur radio. Founded in 1987 by Geo Longden, G3ZQS, it now has a world-wide membership in the thousands.
Operators are requested to send an email to the FISTS Awards Manager, at the following address, awards@fistsna.org  with a description of their QSO and anything they would like to say about operating the event. This is not a contest. All that is required is for one QSO – CW be made anytime during your local time zone Friday. During the evening of November 29, 2019 at 1800 EST a "FISTS Friday" Certificate will be available for downloading on website,  link will remain available until 2300 EST on Dec 1, 2019.  https://fistsna.org/operating.htm

GRUPO YL (Argentina)
This newly formed group celebrated  "World Day for the Protection of Nature" 18-20, October 2019
A Certificate was offered for making a  single Digital contact.
Congratulations to the following Operators who participated:  LW1DYP.Angie;  LU1DAS.Sara; LU3EZH.Lucia; LU5EMG.Gladis; LU5BSR.Beatriz;  LW7DVC Viviana; LU8EPA Paula;  LU3GDT Tere

OL88YL YouTube  - Czech Republic Special YL Event 2.8.2019 
Professionaly and well edited, this delightful video will not only serve as a wonderful momento for  the partipants but will be an inspiration. Please view at:     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivnYzi2j_AU&fbclid=IwAR04pX7kYH0dD1UPqLKtrLrXYYICunl-tJG0-eE9IaA8vAL4p-9CvC1QcLA 
How Hedy Lamarr Changed the World With Radio     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kx2EvQHzdCY
showtimes: http://www.ifccenter.com/films/bombsh..

Jeanne VE0JS Solo Circumnavigation Under Sail
Jeanne Socrates (born 17 August 1942) is a British yachts-woman, a retired math teacher and licensed  radio amateur . She holds the record as the oldest female to have circumnavigated the world single-handed and she is the only woman to have circumnavigated solo non-stop from North America.
On 3 October 2018, Socrates started on her latest attempt to circumnavigate the world single-handedly and on Saturday 7 September 2019, she successfully completed her solo non-stop circumnavigation to become the oldest person to do so.
Jeanne, age 77, arrived at Ogden Point Wharf in Victoria, British Columbia, at 4:17 pm.
She had started her trip  from this point on October 3, 2018.
She has been sailing since 1994. Her husband passed away in 2003 and she decided that she wanted to continue sailing solo.  Jeanne  received support from amateur radio colleagues around the world who contacted her on the radio, encouraging her or giving her information to help her solve problems.

Amateur Radio Newsline - James Pastorfield reported. 23 Dec 2018
To all appearances she is indeed alone, but Newsline got on board with her briefly on 20 meters with the help of a Skype patch from her friend Jim Millner WB2REM.
JEANNE: "I’m pretty pleased with my progress, in fact." She was, at the time of the QSO, 80 miles north/northwest of Ducie Island in the Pacific Ocean, at a good pace into her 8-month journey and this week was sailing towards the Falklands after having 'rounded the Horn.'
When the sun shines brightly, Jeanne has the benefit of solar power. She has a little generator on board too – but for a sailboat like the Nereida, the real power comes, of course, from riding the wind.
Jeanne’s days are full. She makes her meals, she writes in her blog, she downloads critical weather information and maintains the boat in operating condition, even keeping barnacles from slowing her sojourn.
There is, of course, also the radio to turn to, all 125 watts of HF signal – and she does that often.
I spend a lot of time actually, it’s really great for me to have the radio. I’ve not been able to make the morning contacts I normally do when I am further north. I get onto various nets. Some of those contacts come up to me in the daytime and that seems to be good. In fact I made contact yesterday with Victoria Canada where I left from. He came up strong 17 meters which is great and then other friends from the 7155 group and occasionally I am able to get a hold of my friends up on the west coast. There is a group there around 7147 in the morning around sunrise. I am able to talk to them occasionally. It has been a really really good thing for me to have the ham radio to make connections like that. Source WIA News    http://www.wia.org.au/members/broadcast/wianews/display.php?file_id=wianews-2018-12-23 

Inside Jeanne's yacht & home 'Nereida'
Editor: We are indebted to Australian YL, Lyn Battle VK4SWE, who kept us up-to-date with Jeanne's progress in ALARA newsletters April #169 & Jul #170,  and Oct #171 (below)
Jeanne VE0JS Solo Circumnavigation Under Sail
The highlight on air for the past few months has been chatting with our intrepid solo sailor Jeanne VE0JS who checked in regularly to the ANZA DX net, especially on Thursdays ‘Ladies’ Day’ to update us on her circumnavigation. She has had lots of challenges to overcome on this trip – the knock-down she took between Tassie [Tasmania] and New Zealand caused a lot of damage which she could only attend to when the conditions were favourable but she gradually and methodically worked her way through the repairs and kept on track. She had to dodge two hurricanes near Hawaii, then her final leg in to Victoria harbour near Vancouver/Seattle, was thwarted by – of all things – no wind! She drifted around for days, how frustrating must that have been to see the land ahead so tantalisingly close and not be able to nominate a finishing time! Jeanne was aiming to be the oldest person (male or female, she is already the oldest female but a male one year older than her at the time of her previous circumnavigation held that record) to sail solo, non-stop and unassisted, around the world.
To take the record, she could not use her engine power (only her generator for boat power) so she had to rely on wind for navigating up the channel to the dock – a dangerous business in fickle light winds! It was nail-biting stuff and Shirley VK5YL and I were fortunate to be able to follow her on various electronic modes as she finally passed the finish line.
Thanks to expat Aussie Mike KH6GOZ who kept us posted and provided links so we could watch the actual photo-cam at the harbour, plus her AIS [Automatic identification system] ship- reporting ‘pings’ as she moved along, Shirley and I chatted on the phone whilst also zooming in on Google Maps to see where she was. It was a great moment when 77-year old Jeanne crossed the official finish line on Saturday Sept. 7 2019, to a crowd of cheering onlookers and a ceremonial arch-way spray of water from the fire-boat. Once across the line, her engine was inspected and she was towed to her berth, accompanied by a flotilla of craft, all delighted to welcome her home safely. Jeanne started her journey from Victoria on Oct. 3, 2018. It was her third attempt after weather foiled two prior efforts in 2016.
The media frenzy then began, but she took time to email ALARA thanks for our Congratulations on her outstanding achievement. She also got her wish for a nice wine, meal and comfy bed that did not roll! The luxurious Fairmont Empress Hotel donated her several nights’ accommodation.
She is now busy making repairs to her vessel ‘Nereida’ which took a battering on the round trip and is already out of the water having her “bottom cleaned”!
Jeanne now starts a round of Talks and Presentations on her remarkable voyage, will take some time to visit friends and family back in the UK, then she is heading Down Under and hopefully we will have the opportunity to meet her for an “eyeball QSO” sometime next year! She is an inspiration to us all – showing us that YLs can achieve amazing things at any age. Taking on challenges with preparation, passion and having that ‘Ham Spirit’ to stay focussed, trouble-shoot and fix things when they break, took her right around the world - so the same Ham Spirit can take our young girls and older YLs far in our own lives too.
“Life is precious,” she says. “You have one life and so many people lose it early through cancer or whatever, and don’t really have a chance to enjoy it; especially when they stop work and they
thought they were going to get to do really nice things and suddenly it’s taken away from them.
So just make the most of your life whatever age you are and do the best you can with it.”
Lyn VK3SWE alara.org.au ▪ ALARA Newsletter Issue 171 OCTOBER 2019 ▪ 5
ALARA( Australian LadiesAmateur Radio Ass)
 Jeanne’s website is https://svnereida.com/ 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Historically, the date is based on the date of the 1960 assassination of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic. In 1981, activists at the Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Encuentros marked November 25 as a day to combat and raise awareness of violence against women.
On December 17, 1999, the date received its official United Nations (UN) resolution.
25 November has been designed as Orange Day, the colour symbolizes a brighter future, free of violence.

1st "Women on The Radio – Award" to be held annually during month of November
Founded by Ángeles EC1YL, from Spain (founder of the international group Women on the Radio), in collaboration with  Erica Sanna IZ0EIK (editor of Italian Radio Amateurs Union magazine QTC, and organiser of the annual Italian Pink Cycle award).
Licensed YL (women) AR operators were requested to register their call-signs before 25 October, to enable the organizers to publish a list of the participants.
As International Day against Gender Violence is celebrated on November 25, the month of November was chosen for this  Award. All women operators are encouraged to participate in this event.  Contact: Ángeles EC1YL     ec1yl@yahoo.es

"Women on The Radio Award". This idea appeared in my head, about a year ago, and  today is finally a reality, thanks to the collaboration of my great friend  Erica Sanna EI0EIK, and thanks to all the participating stations that will be on the air, during this month of November 2019.
We anticipate great success with this inaugural event, and I hope and wish with all my heart that in successive years we will together, continue adding to a successful activation.
Good luck to everyone and we will demonstrate what the YL's can do!
73-88 !! Angeles EC1YL.

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Women on The Radio Award is designed to make visible our support of the activity on Amateur Radio bands, and  is open to all licensed Amateur Radio Stations and SWL.
Period: November month 2019 (00:00 UTC of day 1 to 23:59 UTC of day 30).
Bands & Modes: All Amateur Bands, all modes (with IARU Band Plan respect).
Award: It will be necessary to obtain 60 points to obtain the Award.
Scores:  Points will be allocated as follows;
QSO with every YL in “Award” team worth ONE (1) point (per day and band, regardless of mode).
QSO with every DX-YL in the  team worth THREE (3) points (per day and band, regardless of mode).
YL stations making a QSO with the YL Team only need a Unique QSO.
Logs: Must be sent once a week, only in ADIF format.toec1yl@yahoo.es
Awards will be sent via e-Mail in PDF format
FAIRPLAY: Help from other operators is not allowed to obtain points for this award: not by Repeaters (analog, Digitals or DMR), SDR WEB.
Special Thanks to Erica Sanna IZ0EIK from URI and ASORAPA Team EA1RCI for their help, support and encouragement.      Love, Angie EC1YL
  https://wotra.home.blog/   ec1yl@yahoo.es

WOTRA  YL Team 2019
OK2APY Alena  (Czech Rep.) ; EC1YL Angela (Spain); IZ0EIK Erica (Italy)
G0AJJ Linda (UK) ; CE1RFI Maritza  (Chile) ; DW3TRZ  Theresa (Philippines)
USA - KI7BR Barbara; W1YL Ellen; KJ7ARG Jennifer;  KC5BOO Judy ; KY2MMM Kymm

Silent Keys  (QSY higher frequency) Marlene Swanepoel   ex-ZS6SMA  and Magalies Radio Amateur Klub
became SK 18 Sept 2019

 K1AKP. Helen Marie (Surveski) Zadrick, 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, October 18, 2019 surrounded by her family. Born May 12, 1930; a lifelong resident of Southington, married to the late Nickolas Zadrick.  She served her country in the Women's Coast Guard Auxiliary

Christina Frech Cunningham, KT1NA, SK.
Some of you may have already heard that Christina passed away (17/10/2019)age 62, after a 2-month battle with pancreatic cancer. I'd like to share a few thoughts about who Christina was, and how much she will be missed.
Those who have met or interacted with Christina probably already know that she was an incredibly positive person. I was lucky to have her as my wife, best friend, love of my life, travelling companion, co-grandparent, and business partner for the past 8 years.
Having both been widowed more than a decade ago, Christina and I met through an online dating site, PlentyOfFish.com, and instantly hit it off. Christina would be quick to point out the lesson in this for those who have lost a spouse: there are wonderful people out there, don't lose hope, and don't settle!
Christina was an inspiration. When Christina decided in 2012 to come work full time as General Manager for HamTestOnline, she attacked the process of getting a license with her usual ferocity. She studied 1.5 hours per day for 6 weeks, then passed all three exams in a single session. Christina's Story (https://www.hamradiolicenseexam.com/christina-extra-class-h…) has since inspired hundreds of people to pull off the "grand slam", going Zero to Extra in a single exam session. If you haven't read her story, I encourage you to do so, and you will quickly understand why I married her. She kept me laughing every day!
To show how positive she was, she even saw the silver lining in dying of pancreatic cancer, viewing it as an opportunity to ask her closest friends and family to come visit her and share some laughter and smiles while she was still alive, rather than gathering together for tears after she was gone. We've had wonderful visits from dozens of people, and she was smiling, being nice, and cracking jokes until the end.
In fact, if I could sum up her life's philosophy in one simple phrase, it would be, "Be nice!"
It is with incredible sadness that I must report that the world lost a wonderful person yesterday.
In lieu of flowers, I think Christina would encourage you to Ham It Forward to the next generation by sharing the gift of ham radio.
88, John, W1AI   HamTestOnline October 18, 2019

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Calendar Nov 2019
31 Thursday- 1 Nov Friday Halloween – Witches-on-the-Air YLs-AmateurRadio Ladies-Portugal)
1-30 Nov  1st  "Women on The Radio Award" Nov 2019
2      Nov     YL Net  Essex Ham, starts 2000 UTC - GB3DA Danbury 2m repeater.(UK)
1 - 3  Nov  3º Encuentro Radial Anual de Parques Nacionales (Argentina) 2019.
2     Nov    59th  Ham Radio Convention Netherlands. 2019  IJsselhallen in Zwolle
5     Nov     Brasil –  Dia Nacional do Radioamador (Day of Radio Amateurs).
8     Nov     JLRS Area 1 - 430FM-YL on-air meeting 9:00 PM   FRI,
9     Nov     Hedy Lamarr Day
9     Nov     2019  AWA - AGM (Antique Wireless Assoc.) SAIEE, Observatory, Johannesburg, SA
9-10 nov    11º Jornada Radial Ferroviaria Argentina  (Railways-on-the-Air)
9-10 nov    Federación Internacional de Radioaficionados Ferroviarios (FIRAC).HF CONTEST
11    Nov    Remembrance Sunday – 101 years since the end of WW 1  Monday
15-16 Nov  Concours UFT-YL-CW U F T - (Union Française des Télégraphistes)   F5RPB Evelyne TERRAIL
                       15 nov 19:00 - 21:00 UTC 80m 3.520-3.560  / 16 nov 08:00 - 10:00 UTC 40m 7.010-7.030    
16 Nov.      MAFC Mödlinger Amateurfunkclub  (Austria yl Group)  18.00 LT: 3740 Khz +/- 80 m band; Call: OE3XMC;
22-25 Nov  CGR (Committee for Disabled Radio Amateurs) in Dennenheul, VERON
23   Nov     SARL Newbie Sprint 08:00 to 20:00 UTC, 20, 40, 80m
23-24 Nov  CQ WW DX CW contest Saturday, 12:00am » 11:59pm Sunday
29     Nov   2019  "FISTS Friday. aka  "Black Friday" (the day after Thanksgiving)

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