yl.beam #69 april 2019

  • Silent Keys
  • South African Yls awards 2019 & YL Sprint results
  • Dxpeditions: Senegal, 6W. Elvira, IV3FSG & The Gambia , DL6SAK  Annette  (YL)
  • SYLRA 2019 – Registration,  before April 29th, 2019.
  • GB40BYL Special Event  2019
  • YL CHILE  Report back: International Women's Day 2019 -
  • & 1st  YL group  to activate  lighthouse in South American weekend event.
  • YL Forum Saturday April 13 at Visalia International DX Convention
  • YLRL Scholarship Applications Due April 30
  • The Carole Perry Award  
  • Austria - International Girls in ICT Day,25 April
  •  AMRS Frauenreferat – YL's  Meet  Allentsteig, Waldviertel (5-6 July, 2019)
  • Japan Yls Web group
  • Contacts & Calendar

Silent Keys
ZR6MAG  Marie Aline Gosselin went SK on 22nd February 2019   
Our condolences to Om ZS6GBJ Rene, daughter ZR6GAG Gaelle, Gwendolyne, grandchildren, family and friends..
She passed the  RAE in May 1998  and was a member of the  Sandton ARC

Silent Key - It is with sadness that I report the passing of Amelda Beale-Robberts (Evert) ex-ZR6MEL, after a fatal heart attack last night  (13/03/2019) in Paarl. (She was the ex-wife of Denys Evert ZR6DJE) She was active in the 90's with rally communication, as well as with ARMA at Kyalami.   RIP Mel.  (posted by  ZS1K (Kobus) Conradie  Posted - 14/03/2019)

South African Yls awards 2019
March/Maart 2019 Radio ZS     SARL Awards and Trophies for 2018
Awards and Trophies will be presented at the April 2019 SARL AGM Awards Dinner
Congratulations to all.
The Icom Excellence Award. This award is bestowed annually by Council on the SARL member who through his/her activity in the Amateur Radio Service has brought international recognition to South Africa by either the achievement of a VHF/UHF long distance record which is internationally recognized by the IARU, or by service to the Republic of South Africa or the SARL in the field of scientific research using the amateur spectrum, or in promoting the amateur service internationally or as Council may determine from time to time.
Sid and Adele Tyler, ZS5AYC and ZS5APT - they mapped Namibia's summits so that Namibia is now also on the SOTA database.

The AKYAB Trophy. Awarded by the Contest Committee to the SARL member who, in his/her first year of licensed activity, achieves the highest score during the annual HF Phone Contest.
2018 – Charmaine Schutte, ZS5CVH

The SAWRC Trophy. Awarded by the Contest Committee to the YL SARL member amateur who achieved the highest aggregate score in the three annual South African Radio League HF Contests.
2018 - Charmaine Schutte, ZS5CVH

SARL Certificate of Recognition    Heather Holland  ZS5YH / ZS6YE  for her contribution in promoting women in amateur radio with the monthly newsletter YL Beam and the regular posting of interesting items on the SA Radio League Facebook page.

SARL Certificate of Recognition  For the 2 metre FM QSOs between ZS1/ZS3 and St Helena Island (amongst others) made by  Michelle van der Merwe, ZS3TO and her OM  Kobus van der Merwe, ZS3JPY.

Results of The SARL - YL Sprint 9 March.2019
received 6 logs
1st Karin Andrews, ZS6MMA - 96 points
2nd Clarissa Clark, ZS6LIS - 70 points
3rd Simone Jones, ZS6SIM - 62 points
4th Valerie Wagner, ZS5VAL - 55 points
5th Heather Holland, ZS5YH - 18 points
6th Roy Walsh, ZS3RW - 14 points (OM)
HF Happenings 840, 25 March 2019
Dxpeditions (Africa)
Senegal, 6W. Elvira Simoncini, IV3FSG, is now active as 6W/IV3FSG from Thies, near Dakar until 16 April. She works for the Informatici Senza Frontiere organization. Activity will be limited to her spare time on 80 - 10 meters. Look for Elvira to operate SSB and possibly the Digital modes. QSL all SSB and Digital mode QSOs via IK3GES. Logs will be uploaded to both LoTW and ClubLog after the operation

German YL DL6SAK  Annette to The Gambia
DL7DF.com ... Gambia between April 1 and 15, 2019. We will be active with three stations from 160m through 10m on CW, SSB and Digi modes.

SYLRA  Sept. 2019 Norway meet  – Registration,  before April 29th, 2019.   
9 Mar 2019,  Dear YLs and SYLRA members,
Summer is getting nearer and  the SYLRA meeting at Lillestrøm, September 5th to 8th, 2019.
For those who have not visited our website https://la.sylra.is/ lately, the registration for the SYLRA meeting is open and we hope many of you out there will take this opportunity to participate in this YL meeting.
Experience a long weekend with ham radio, a border station which no country in the world has; enjoy, see and hear about Norway’s heritage at its original place; and last but not least, meet other YLs.
If you are thinking of joining us, please go to our webpage https://la.sylra.is/ and register before April 29th, 2019.
All the information you need, will be on the website. If not, please contact us via e-mail, lullen55@gmail.com
We hope to see you at the SYLRA meeting at Lillestrøm in September.
33 de Ingrid LA8FOA es Unni LA6RHA          SYLRA (Scandanavian Young Ladies Radio Assoc.)

GB40BYL Special Event  2019
The British Young Ladies Amateur Radio Association (BYLARA) was founded in April 1979.
To commemorate this special birthday, we are running our GB40BYL Special Event callsign throughout our 40th year, along with an award scheme to encourage you to not only work the GB40BYL call from various locations around the United Kingdom, but also with the added challenge for you to work as many YLs as possible within 2019.
The YLs who take part do not need to be BYLARA members and can be anywhere in the world.
BYLARA members will be active throughout the year to promote this award.
Please listen out for us and ask for our BYLARA Membership numbers.
Visit our website for details, of the various activity days as well as both our Facebook Group and BYLARA Reflector on the groups.io website   To get started, download our tracker on our website at http://bylara.org.uk/awards2/bylara-40th-anniversary-award/   Cost is Free.
27th-28th April 2019  BYLARA meet at Blackpool, to celebrate  '40' th on 29th April 2019.

Report back: International Women's Day 2019 - YL CHILE 
On the weekend of March 9-10, Radio Club YL CHILE  held the contest "International Women's Day 2019",  our colleagues Maritza CE1FRI, María Angélica CD4MKA, Patricia CE4PBU and Susana CA6SRL  contacted different stations from Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Those days the band of 40 meters was full of joy with many female voices, not so much of our country but also our colleagues from Argentina.  (Pictures on Facebook  yl Zona Norte Chile).  73's

18 feb 2019  Carlos Almirón (LU7DSY) Radio Club Grupo DX Bahía Blanca
Congratulations to Maritza CE1RFI, Delcy CE1RFN, Rosita CE1WZM, Norma CA1NCQ, Marcia CA2BRJ and Ely CA2MEM, for accepting the challenge of putting FARO HUASCO CHI-081 on the air. They are the first YL group of operators to activate a lighthouse in the annual South American weekend event. They are congratulated on their effort and the many qso's made.
It seems they also enjoyed themselves (see pictures on their Facebook page) and the organisers hope to hear from these ladies next year 2020

Young Ladies' Radio League, Inc. District 6 – California (Winter 2019 newsletter)
YL Forum Saturday April 13 at Visalia International DX Convention
Women amateur radio operators of all ages are invited to attend a YL Forum to be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the International DX Convention in Visalia, California. If you’re a DXer or interested in any aspect of Ham radio, then IDXC is the place to be. Top DX operators from around the world will be there. You'll match those familiar callsigns with new faces, and shake hands with the person you have had a sched with for the past 10 years but never met. For more information about the Visalia YL Forum, please contact YL Forum Chair Gayle Olson, K6GO k6go@arrl.net

Young Ladies' Radio League, Inc. District 6 – California (Winter 2019 newsletter)
YLRL Scholarship Applications Due April 30
The Young Ladies Radio League sponsors three scholarships:
a)    The Ethel Smith, K4LMB, Memorial Scholarship which pays $2,000.
b)    The Mary Lou Brown, NM7N, Memorial Scholarship which pays $2,000.
c)    The Martha “Marte” Wessel, K0EPE, Memorial Scholarship which pays $1,000.
Applicants must be female and hold at least an FCC Technician Class or equivalent foreign authorization and  intend to seek a Bachelor’s or Graduate degree from a U.S. college or university.
There are no residence restrictions and non-US Amateurs are eligible. Preference will be given to students studying communications, electronics, or related arts and sciences. The Ethel Smith and Mary Lou Brown scholarships will be awarded to full-time students. The Martha “Marte” Wessel, K0EPE, Memorial Scholarship is intended for a part-time student who is working full time while a student.
The cut–off date for applications is April 30. Please publish it to your organization and anywhere else you feel might reach prospective applicants.
2019  Scholarship Application Forms can also be accessed  at  www.farweb.org. 
 YLRL scholarship information Linda Hynan AC5QQ, 1312 Western Ridge Dr, Waco, TX 76712 Email: lshynan@hot.rr.com
Hamcation Starts New Award in Honor of RCA Director Carole Perry
Each year Carole attends numerous youth and amateur radio events all over the U.S., and even overseas.  One of the events she has been attending is the “Hamcation” event in Orlando Florida, and this year they decided to start a new legacy award in honor of Carole.  Carole was the first recipient of it:  The Carole Perry Educator of the Year Award!  Each year going forward an educator will be chosen to receive this new award, based on their promoting the use of amateur radio among youth.            Published February 21, 2019

25 April - International Girls in ICT Day,  (Information and communications technology)
ADL 111 at Girls Day     April 25,2019 -  000900 LT to about 1500 LT QRV.
Daughters Day is again on April 25th and the ADL 111 is back with the daughters of the employees of A1 Telekom.
Organized  from the company headquarters in Vienna and, a program that  will delight the girls using wireless technology and making countless nice QSOs on the surrounding relays. Also short wave and echolink will be in use.
We ask the YLs and OMs in the area of  Vienna to be particularly active on this day, and to listen for the voices of the girls. 
For the ADL 111 - OE3KJN Dipl.-Ing Herbert Koblmiller; a HAM-Radio Club, founded by employee of A1 Austria Telekom.located at  technology center of our Company in Vienna.

 AMRS Frauenreferat – (Austrian Military Radio Society)
YL's  Meet  Allentsteig, Waldviertel ( 5-6 July, 2019)
International friendship YL meeting in Austria (OE) in collaboration with the DARC yl group
in Allentsteig, Waldviertel. There are already YL meetings in many countries. That's why we try to organize the YL team of the AMRS-Waldviertel in Austria.
So girls, pack your bags and om's together and take a few days of vacation, which includes the radio, and join us in the beautiful waldviertel (forest).
So that we can arrange this event, we ask you to register by 31. May 2019, 
please  e-mail:  marion.stouy@gmx.at
We hope to see  and get to know you during the weekend
Vy 33 + 73 de Marion oe3ysc, YL speaker of the AMRS.

Event Date: Friday 05. July 2019 to Sunday 07. July 2019
Venue: Leisure Centre at the lake in 3804 Allentsteig
General: The meeting will take place at the leisure centre in Allentsteig. Allentsteig is located in lower Austria in the middle of the beautiful Waldviertel. The Lake is also used as a pond and is located in a quiet location on the outskirts of the city  At The Leisure Centre there is a cosy barbecue area with a BBQ, showers, toilets and a limited number of outdoor swimming pools. Accomodation available in and around Allentsteig. There is also enough space for our radio activities.
Friday 5. July - day of arrival:
We are waiting for you from 9 pm at the leisure centre allentsteig and are looking forward to a welcome chat with you! At noon there are various home made breads and in the afternoon coffee and cake will be provided.
In the late afternoon, we go to the 30 km away castle heidenreichstein and take a walk through the wasserburg. Then a cozy end at dinner in the tavern scribe.
Saturday 6. July:
It's going back from 9 PM.
At noon there are various types of sausages from the tripod boiler.
In the afternoon, interested people can participate with Heike Dl3hd, on a project (solarleuchte from a jar). Also, of course, there's coffee and cake again.
In the evening we spoil you with treats from the grill with subsequent cozy round at the bonfire.
Sunday 7. July: Home trip home
We would be very happy to see you again. Getting to know in a nice and cozy meeting!!!

The Waldviertel (Forest Quarter) in Northern Lower Austria, is a district between the Danube and the Czech border. It has myriad streams, rivers, ponds and  many hiking trails
Heidenreichstein Castle a colossal building situated in the moorlands to the northwest of the Waldviertel is the largest and best preserved medieval water castle in Lower Austria. Surrounded by a moat, it has never been in enemy hands since its construction at the end of the 12th century.
From Vienna, the town Heidenreichstein  is a 2 1/2 hour drive to the northwest of over 88 miles (141km)

Heidenreichstein Castle
Japan Yls Web group
 Amateur radio magazine CQ ham radio (Japan) introduces a new series that began with the January 2019 issue."Enjoy like me! Active female ham communication"
This web magazine is released on the 19th of every month and is about  Female ham communication
  In this series we will take up a topic that may be of interest to women enjoying amateur radio.
An example of articles in this month's issue
・ Information  QSO party  active contest between woman hams,
・ JP3AYQ  challenges Spotlight! IOTA award to female ham
・ AC4YL who manages women ham "YL Op N
YL's  Meet  Allentsteig, Waldviertel ( 5-6 July, 2019)et" on the other side of the sea
We establish a place of information and exchange between women hams! In conjunction with this series, we have launched a group on facebook,  ( https://www.facebook.com/groups/CQylham/  ).
I want to be friends with many female hams through this series. The goal is 100 people! Please don't hesitate to join the facebook group and send us your comments, as it is OK if you have female Ham's radio activities or questions about amateur radio. Thank you. 編 集 Editorial department · JI1VCQ    [The webpage has a translation.]   https://ham.cqpub.co.jp/2018/12/19/ylham201901
Female ham club ・ JLRS (Japan Ladies Radio Society) http://www.jarl.com/jlrs/

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Calendar  April 2019
1 April 2019 ICASA  licence fee increased to  R 148.00 for 1 year
1   April       Portugal's National Summits on the Air Day (SOTA)  celebrates 8th year
3  April        JLRS (Japan)  2m-YL. Host Yukiko Maki     9 PM – 9:30 PM UTC+09
4  April         SARL 80 m QSO Party
5 – 7 April   PARA Ham Radio Convention, Tacloban City, Phillipenes
6  April       Pretoria Flea market /     RaDAR  Challenge
6 -7 April       SARL  VHF/UHF Digital contest
12 April        430FM-YL-  JLRS (Japan) Host Yukiko Maki,  Friday,  9 PM – 9:30 PM UTC+09;  
12-14 April  Day of the Radio Amateur  & SARL AGM & Awards, hosts Boland ARC (RSA)
12-14 April  70th International DX Convention • Visalia, California  (N California DX Club)
13  April        YL Forum  1:00 pm Saturday,   International DX Convention, Visalia, California
13-14 April  CQWS – CQ World Scouts Contest  (2nd weekend April)
April 14        YL CQ Day - JLRS (Japan)    Host Yukiko Maki, Sunday at 9 AM – 4 PM UTC+09, 
14 April         International Vintage Contest , ARI of Rimini SSB/CW/AM  (UTC) 12.00 to 18.00
14 April       Rookie Roundup – Phone  ARRL contest /     Palm Sunday
14-15 April  MRD (Marine Radio Day)  14th April, 12.00 UTC- 15th April , 22.00 UTC
18 April       2019, World Amateur Radio Day,  “ Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society”
19-20 April  Holyland DX Kompetisie   Contest / 19 April  Good Friday / 19 - 27 April    Passover
 20-21 April CQ Manchester Mineira DX Contest     CW 12:00 Sat- Sun. 23:59; biggest CW Competition in S America
20 April       SARL Autumn QRP  (RSA)    12:00 to 15:00 UTC Saturday
20 April       ZS4SRK Ballon Kompetisie /  Contest 
21 April       Easter Sunday 2019     /        21 April   ZS4 Sprint SARL (RSA)
25 April        International Girls in ICT Day, 4th Thursday of April  2019     IT > ICT
27 April       IMD International Marconi Day – GB4IMD /       27 April  Freedom Day (RSA)
27-28 April  BYLARA meet at Blackpool, celebrates  '40' on 29th April 2019.


Yes! Finally a Geo-stationary Amateur Radio Satellite.

Just saw this on Hackaday. Es’hail-2: Hams Get Their First Geosynchronous Repeater 

Now where do I get a transmitter for 2.4GHz? Oh I know I could use the lightning modified router...

"The repeater was engineered with two main services in mind. The first is a narrowband transponder intended for phone (voice) contacts, continuous wave (CW) for Morse contacts, and some of the narrow bandwidth digital modes, like PSK-31. The other transponder is for wideband use, intended to test Digital Amateur Television (DATV). The wideband transponder can carry two simultaneous HD signals and a beacon broadcasting video content from QARS. Both transponders uplink on the portion of the 2.4-GHz reserved for hams, while downlinking on the 10.4-GHz band."
USA Amateurs need not apply...HI!
"But for hams anywhere from coastal Brazil to Thailand, the satellite is visible 24 hours a day. The equipment to use it can be a bit daunting, if the experience of this amateur radio club in Norway is any indication. They used a 3-metre dish for the 2.4-GHz uplink, along with a string of homebrew hardware and a lot of determination to pull off their one contact so far, and this from a team used to bouncing signals off the Moon." 
There is a Wikipedia page for it:-
Once upon a time a downlink on 10GHz was unheard of for radio amateurs. Now it is possible to do it at a reasonable price...

John Brock


yl.beam # 68 march 2019

ZR6D Anette Claase Jacobs 1 March, 2019 
Radio Amateur Jong Dames stemme van die wêreld
Neli Pantsutaia van Denemarke het 'n versoek gerig aan alle Jong Dames wat Radio Amateurs is, om 'n vir haar 'n opname te stuur wat sy kan gebruik gedurende 'n fees by die Royal Danish Academy of Music. Hierdie gebeurtenis vind plaas op 9 Maart 2019, wat ook die dag is na Wêreld Vroue dag. Die opname is baie eenvoudig, al wat jy moet doen is om CQ CQ CQ te roep jou roepsein te gee en jou naam.
Die versoek is as volg:
Hallo Jong Dames daar buite. Ons is nog steeds op soek na Jong Dames se roepseine van die wêreld. Kan jy ons nog help? Asseblief ons benodig dit so gou as moontlik. Die komponis Neli Pantsutaia doen 'n projek "Vroulike stemme van die wêreld" en wil graag die vroulike radio-amateurs se stemme in sluit in haar projek.
Sy benodig, “CQ CQ CQ, jou roepsein jou roepsein en jou Naam” byvoorbeeld “CQ CQ CQ ZR6D ZR6D Anette.” Stuur dit dan na Neli by neli.pantsulaia@tsc.edu.ge of na 0045 91564744. Die stuk sal 'n lewendige optrede wees deur Petra Larson, OZ7PR en Inger Lundin, OZ7AGR (beide van Denemarke). Baie dankie. 33 de Inger Lundin, OZ7AGR
Hierdie projek is enig in sy soort en het belangstelling gewek by menige Jong Dames reg oor die wêreld.
Radio Amateur Young Ladies Voices of the World
Neli Pantsutaia has requested that all young ladies who are radio amateurs to send a recording of their voices that she will use in a composition for the Royal Danish Academy of Music festival. This event will take place on 9 March 2019, the day after World Woman’s Day. The recording is simple, all you need to do is to call CQ CQ CQ, your callsign and your name.
The request is as follows:
Hello YLs, out there. We are still hunting for YLs call signs from the world? Can you still help us? Please! We need it as quickly as possible. The composer Neli Pantsutaia will make a Piece "Female voices of the world" and like to include female radio amateurs' voices in her composition.
She needs, “CQ CQ CQ, your call sign your call sign and your name” eg “CQ CQ CQ ZR6D ZR6D Anette” and then send it to Neli at neli.pantsulaia@tsc.edu.ge or to 0045 91564744. The piece will be performed live by Petra Larson, OZ7PR and Inger Lundin, OZ7AGR (both from Denmark). 
Lots of thanks. 33 de Inger Lundin OZ7AGR.
This project is unique and has attracted a lot of interest amongst YL's all over the world
Radio Amateur young ladies votes of the world
  • Silent Key
  • International Women’s Day 2019 : Europe FR – DL; 
  • Japan Ladies Radio Society (JLRS) ; XE Young Lady Contest 2019
  • YL CHILE;  Radio Club La Rioja (LU1SF)  YLs of Argentina;  Dutch Young Ladies Club
  • YL Expedition OK5Z Třebíč Czech Republic August 2019
  • Marconi  "100 years Celebrations" Ireland
  • Contacts & Calendar
Silent Keys
S/K  KI6PDY JoAnne Benson SK  January 4, 2019. 
Born January 1, 1944 in Britton, Michigan. One of her bigger undertakings after retirement was sailing the open seas with her husband, George. Together they enjoyed summers together cruising their boat, Teal, making their way multiple times up through British Columbia and venturing as far north as Sitka, Alaska. Fun fact: she was a technician class HAM radio operator, and a card-carrying member of the ARRL,

S/K WD8DQG   Carol Louise Vanderwood Hall.  Hazel Park, MI USA  
Diagnosed with breast cancer in December she passed away the morning of 27 feb 2019
Licenced in 1975, Kentucky, Past President of TASYLs (The Auto State YL Society) and vice- president of the Central Michigan Area Repeater Association.
YLRL District 8 Chairwoman, President YLRL 2000-2002 YLRL, Treasurer 2002-2007 
Checked in to YL Open House, Tangle Net, DXYL net. Operated on HF and  Echo Link
She attended "World Conferences of Women Radio Operators"; 1990 - Stockholm, Sweden ; 1996 - Berlin, Germany; 1998- Svalbard, Norway; 2002 - Palermo, Sicily; 2004 - Seoul, Korea ; 2006- Mumbai, India
Carol's son‎ Daniel Hall posted on Facebook 27 Feb 2019 ·
Dad was an amateur radio operator (HAM) and somewhere along the way, maybe just to prove she could, she learned Morse code at 5 words per minute and taught herself all of the technical stuff and passed the exam to get her first HAM license. Never being satisfied, she improved her Morse code speed to 7 and then 12 words per minute and learned even more technical "stuff", took the exams and got the next two higher categories of licenses. She loved talking to people on the radio and made friends around the world and actually travelled to visit some of them. She was an active member of Young Ladies Radio League and served in several different leadership positions with them.

YL Activity on International Women’s Day 8th March 2019
 YL France and YL- DARC (Germany) 
host the 5th annual special event celebrating Womens Day 
We hope for your numerous participation! Maybe this year even more European YL stations qrv?
Time: 18:00 – 22:00 UTC. (19:00 to 23 clock MEZ)
Bands: 20, 40 and 80 m,  Operating modes: SSB & CW 
Scoring favours the yls (eg YL-YL 3 points, but YL-OM. 1 point)
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).
Submission deadline is: May 1st, 2019
Results will be published in  CQDL and on  www.darc.de/yl
33 + 73   + 55 (hamspeak for ' lots of success')     de   Sophie F4DHQ and Heike DL3HD

YL Activity Party      
14th March 2019 19:00 -21:00 UTC              3600-3650 kHz and 3700-3775 kHz
15th March 2019 1900-2059 UTC                 144.180-144.400 MHz FM (simplex) and SSB
Send log to Heike DL3HD dl3hd@darc.de  by the end of March.
Hina-Matsuri - Japanese Doll Festival,
 is a famous traditional girls' festival on March 3, in Japan, to celebrate the birth of a girl and to wish her future happiness. A set of dolls in ancient costumes are displayed in a girl's house. 
The 16th JLRS 3.3 Hina Contest / chicks contest convention -  Japan Ladies Radio Society (JLRS) 
 Purpose: To deepen the activity at each band of YL station and deepen the exchange with each station 
 Date and time  (JST) :  March 3rd 2019 (Sunday) 0: 00 ~ 24: 00
 Date and time  (UTC)  March 2, 2019 at 15: 00UTC -  15: 00March 3, 2019

JLRS, Japan Ladies Radio Society,  was founded in 1957 in Japan by 3 women, Fumi Abe JA1AEQ, 
Kuni Kan JA1YL, and late Kimi Kobayashi JA0EC.  As of April 2017, we have about 160 members in Japan and 43 overseas., more than 200 members in total.

South African Radio League YL Sprint
Date and Time Saturday 9 March 2019,  from 12:00 to 14:00 UTC 
Exchange is a RS report;  and YL or OM.
Band & Mode: phone sprint on the 40-metre band,   7 063 to 7 100 and 7 130 to 7 200 kHz
Scoring:  YL/ YL  stations  5 points.
 YL / OM stations 3 points
 OM / OM stations  1 point.
Logs to be submitted by 16 March 2019,  by e-mail to zs4bfn@mweb.co.za 
(See 2019 South African Radio League Contest Manual for more information.)

Yls from Argentina, Mexico and Chile, will hold contests to commemorate the "Día Internacional de la Mujer" (Int Womens Day)

Yls of Mexico
 XE Young Lady Contest 2019 - Radio Club Pubela DX - 
8 March         Time: 1900-2000 XE (0100-0200 UTC)     40m SSB

Contest "International Women's Day 2019" by Leticia San Martin
Dear Friends:
In 1977, the UN assembly decreed International Women's Day on March 8 of each year. This date was established because of the struggle of women in society and their full development as a person.
For this reason, Radio Club YL CHILE has planned a contest for Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 March.
Comienzo: Sábado 9 de marzo 2019, a las 13 Hrs. UTC (10:00 hrs. de Chile).
Finalizando el Domingo 10 de marzo 2019, a las 22 Hrs. UTC (19:00 hrs. de Chile).
 reception of the logs (forms) until March 2 2
 e-mail to contacto@ylc.cl 

Radio Club La Rioja (LU1SF)  YLs of Argentina 
We invite all Amateur Radio  ladies to participate and celebrate this special day. 
Join this 'on-air Argentinian party' to celebrate the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WOMAN.
This event will be on-air from 00:00 UTC on March 6 until 00:00 UTC on March 13, (remember that in Argentina you must add 3 hours more to the local time to get the UTC time)
All Bands & modes:  2 meters, SSB, CW, FT8, PSK, etc.  (as per category and authorized license requirements)
If using systems such as Echolink,  clarify the system used in QSL confirmation.
Logs must be submitted by 31 March 2019

Dutch Young Ladies Club Proud 2B PI4YLC Posted on 19/02/2019 by pa1eng
Dutch YL- award 2018
Almost one year ago we turned the month of March into ‘our month’, as we launched our Dutch YL-award. We made a lot of long distance radio contacts with radio amateurs all across the globe. This year we will celebrate International Women’s Day, by organising “Ladies Night at PI4AA”. 
CQ ham radio… mail from Japan!
Through their radio contacts radio-amateurs make friends far off. Sometimes these contacts lead to something special. Today, a big envelope arrived, covered in strange signs and exotic stamps. Inside, a Japanese magazine for radio amateurs: the ‘CQ Ham radio’ accompanied by a 50MHz special. Somewhere in the middle of the magazine one finds an article about the Dutch YL-award. In Japanese, of course.
Yukiko Maki 7K4TKB is a freelance writer for ‘CQ ham radio’. She contacted us some weeks ago about the Dutch YL-award 2018. She asked if she could write an article about our activities. Yes, of course! We’re not exactly sure what she wrote, but we are Proud 2B PI4YLC! in a Japanese radio magazine…

PI4YLC active in the Russian DX contest.
PI4YLC in RDXC with nine YL operators! Posted on 17/03/2018 by pa1eng
the Dutch Young Ladies Club contest team joined the Russian DX contest (RDXC) for the 6th time. Since a YL-operator team participated at the SP-DX contest in 2012, the team has grown every year and now consists of eleven Young Ladies. The YLs live every where in the country (and just across the border in Germany), it is a challenge to have everyone present at the same time. That is why it is extra special to have PI4YLC participate in the contest with nine (!) YL-operators. OM Raymond PA5DX helped us with the set-up. 

March 1: Ladies Night at PI4AA Posted on 03/02/2019
On the 8th of March it is International Women's Day and that is why last year we named the month of March 'our' month with a YL-award. This year we are going to do something different to bring attention in March for the YLs in the radio hobby: a Ladies Night at PI4AA on  Friday, March 1st.

PI4AA  (VERON HQ station) 
Because Emmie PA1EM, Mariëtte PA1ENG and Heather PD3GVQ are already connected to the editors of PI4AA, the intention is that they will be the  presenters during the  broadcast. The editorial staff will take care of the copy and editing. The attendance call-in after the broadcast will be provided by operators from the PI4YLC contest team.
Go to the website for pod-casts of the monthly broadcasts.  www.pi4rcg.nl  

OL88YL  International  YL Expedition Czech Republic 2.8.-8.8.2019
OK5Z -  Moravian Contest Group Eva Thiemann-Pospíšková OL88YL
Accommodation QTH: Hotel Valeč, (near Třebíč), Vysočina Region.
Valec 1, CZ-675 53 Valec, Vysočina GPS 49.14752 N 16.03576 E
Accommodation for 6 nights in the selected room
6x breakfast buffet
6x lunch (soup, main course)
6x buffet dinner. Buffet is 5-course (soup, starters, main courses, salads, desserts)
On the day 2 beer, 1 coffee, 1 water (in the hotel included in the price)
Non-alcoholic & alcoholic beverages at the radio station (beer, wine, water), sponsored by Ruda OK2ZA
Day-long entry to the hotel wellness - indoor relaxation and massage pool, outdoor heated pools, outdoor whirlpool, cooling pool, steam sauna, Finnish saunas, panoramic sauna, tepidarium, ice cave, Kneipp footpath, relaxation zones. Free access to the fitness centre. WIFI in all hotel rooms. In the rooms there are bathrobes and slippers, a hair dryer
 parking free of charge in front of the castle (for 90 cars) or in underground garages ( 70 cars)
Check in at 14:00, check out until 10:00
Price full pension: 12.600, - CZK / person / stay (approx. 500, - EUR)
The hotel is 12 km away from the radio station. Transport to / from the radio station will be provided by the rented minibus.  Using the contest station OK5Z -  Moravian Contest Group
Technical Support OK5Z: (Oms) OK2ZA, OK2ZC, OK2ZI, OK2EW, OK2NMA OK2ARM, OK2AF
Application (send until end of March 2019):
Number of persons; Name and surname of all interested parties;
Birth date Call sign if any
Favorite mode at the station: SSB, CW, Digi incl. FT8
Address Telephone E-Mail
Number of people in the room T-shirt size 
Passport photo: only YL
I accept registrations with pleasure at hb9fpm@uska.ch  (Eva Thiemann, HB9FPM / OK3QE).
Feel free to contact me for any questions.
Třebíč  is the third most important town in Moravia, in the Vysočina Region of the Czech Republic; 35 km southeast of Jihlava and 65 km west of Brno. 
The historical town of Trebic, which extends on both sides of the river Jihlava, was declared a Conservation Area in 1990. The Jewish Quarter and St. Procopius Basilica are listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are  two train stations serving the town: Třebíč and Třebíč-Borovina  and the bus station is in the center, only few steps away from the bridge on Jihlava river.

Marconi  "100 years Celebrations" Ballybunion January 31, 2019
On Tuesday the 19th of March 2019, Princess Elettra Giovanelli, daughter of Marconi and her son Prince Gugielmo Marconi will visit the former site of the Marconi Radio Station on the 100 year anniversary of the first spoken word from East to West from the Radio Station to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Canada. In the afternoon they will unveil a commemorative plaque to this historic occasion in Ballybunion. All are welcome to attend.

19th March 2019 Marconi  100th Anniversary  first East to West voice across the Atlantic
 2019 the Special Event Call EI-100-YXQ will be on air to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the historic event, of the fist East to West voice transmissions across the Atlantic from the former Marconi radio station in Ballybunion, Co Kerry, Ireland. 
19th March 2019 is the anniversary date, and on this day, KARG and others will be QRV from the site of the former Marconi radio station on all band, all modes.
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Calendar  March 2019
3  March   Japan Ladies Radio Soc. JLRS Dolls Festival, or Girls’ Day, Hina Contest for YLs
5 March     AGCW YL-CW Party (Activity Group CW)  1st Tuesday, March 1900 - 2100 UTC.
5-13 March  Argentine Yls 
8  March    International Women’s Day  Friday 
8 March    YL Activity French – DL Yls 18:00 – 22:00 UTC
8 March    XE Young Lady Contest    Time: 1900-2000 XE ( March 0100-0200 UTC) 40m SSB
9 March     SARL YL Sprint f  (for International Women’s Day) 12:00 to 14:00 UTC 
9 -10 March :YL CHILE  Sábado   9 -  1300 Hrs. UTC (10:00 hrs Chile).
                Domingo 10  a las 22 00Hrs. UTC (19:00 hrs. Chile).
9 March         SARL VHF/UHF Analogue contest; 
9-10 March 82nd RSGB Commonwealth contest 9 Saturday 
9-10 March  South America 10 Meter Contest.  1200Z, Mar 9 to 1200Z, Mar 10, 2019
10 March  SARL VHF/UHF Analogue contest; 
10 March         Sunday  Sydney AR Ferry Contest  /    Cape Town Cycle Race; 
14 & 15 Marc  YL Activity Party – DL – YL (Germany)
19-20 March  CLARA Chatter Party  19 March 1700Z - 20March 1700Z  Total equal 24 hours
14-17 March  East India Ham Meet 2019 | Sunderbans  
16 March         AMSAT SA  “Space Science with Amateur Radio”
16 maart         44ste, jaarlijkse Dutch National Radio Flea market 2019  (NL)
19 March         Marconi  100th Anniversary   2019
21 March  SA Human Right’s Day  (Thursday) 
22 March         AWA 16th Anniversary (2019) RSA
23-24 March  CLARA Chatter Party  23 March 1700Z - 24 March 1700Z  Total equal 24 hours.
30 March  Florence RadioFest, Empoli,Tuscany, Italy,  9 AM (UTC+01)  20 km  SW  Florence 
30 March  Earth Hour 2019, switch off your lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
30-31 March CQ WPX SSB 
31 March         Amateur License pay.  ICASA  increased to  R 148.00 for 1 year

12-14 April-  2019  SARL Day of the Radio Amateur  & SARL Awards hosted by Boland ARC, Stellenbosch,


yl.beam #67 feb 2019

Silent Keys
    Mary Harding, ZS6AKR; 
    VU2BL  Ms.M.Bhanumathy; 
    Raija Ulwin SM0HNV
    Betty Jo Byrd, KB5CSQ
AMRS Frauenreferat – YL's (Austrian Military Radio Society)
SYLRA meeting 2019; Oslo Norway
    USA – Hamcation, Orlando, Florida;  
    Hamvention YL Forum;  
    YLRL District 5 meet up;
Background - South American Lighthouses on the Air Weekend
    Lighthouse Punta Ninfas, Patagonia, Argentina &  Laura Fanelli LU1WL
Contact info

Silent Key Mary Harding, ZS6AKR
It is with deep regret that we announce that the key of Mary Harding, ZS6AKR went silent on Monday 7 January. 2019  Mary was a member of the Ekurhuleni  Amateur Radio Society (EARS) on the East Rand and an Honorary Life Member of Kempton Park Amateur Radio Society (KARTS) We extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends. (SARL News 13/Jan 2019)
At the Kempton Park Amateur Radio Technical Society  AGM  8 April 2017, Mary ZS6AKR – was awarded 'News reader of the year' and Mary ZS6AKR and OM John ZS6JRH received Honorary Life Memberships for the support and commitment shown to the club.
Mary was a great supporter of all YL events.  She leaves a big hole in our radio community.

Silent Key  VU2BL  Ms.M.Bhanumathy
It is very sad to inform that Ms.M.Bhanumathy VU2BL of  Secunderabad, India, breathed her last on 15.01.2019. She has been a constant source of inspiration and support for everyone at NIAR (National Institute of Amateur Radio) for over 4 decades. She has dedicated her services for promotion of Amateur Radio after her retirement from HAL, Hyderabad. She has been the Governing Council member since its early days.
Ms. Bhanumathy VU2BL, volunteered for emergency communications, dxpeditions, events, training programs or any event with her full support. She was very active on radio during contests and regularly inspiring budding hams to make their first radio contact.
We are truly saddened to her the loss. We hope the family to gain the strength to bear the loss and wish the departed soul rest in peace.    VU2MYH. Suri Ram Mohan.

ALARA Newsletter  JANUARY 2019 Issue No. 168 (Australian Ladies)
We were saddened to hear of the passing of Raija Ulin SM0HNV from Stockholm, Sweden. Raija made many trips ‘down under’ to attend ALARA Meets and I know she will be sadly missed by many. Our thoughts and sympathies go out to her family and friends.
SK Raija Ulwin SM0HNV
Raija joined ALARA in 1989 and was sponsored by Bev VK6DE. Many members who attended ALARAMeets from 1996 onwards would have met Raija, as she attended the ALARAMeets in Perth in 1996, (which Bev organised), Brisbane in 1999, Murray Bridge in 2002 and Mildura in 2005.
She was one of the founding members of SYLRA, the Scandinavian Young Ladies Radio Association. SYLRA (pronounced Silra) was formed by YLs from all the Scandinavian countries because they felt that there were too few ladies to form separate groups in their own country.
We believe that she may also have been instrumental in starting the YL International Meets, which saw YLs travel to places in many parts of the world for the Meets. In 2011 one was held in Glenelg, South Australia, and following it, many of the participants travelled on the Ghan  train to Alice Springs and Darwin.
Raija, was a quiet person who hated having her photo taken, but had a great sense of humour when you got to know her. She was also very hospitable, as many YLs found when they went to visit her in Sweden.
Marilyn VK5DMS remembers….“Many memories of Raija at several meets and meeting her in Stockholm in 2007 and being taken by train to her apartment for a meal - a wonderful evening.”
Our President, Shirley VK5YL, shares this memory…“Fond memories of a wonderful lady. I met Raija at the Mildura Meet and remember well the 'hurry up' when the storm was arriving along the river. I motioned to Raija for her to go first and she fair ran up those stairs. She told me afterwards
that she did lots of walking/running, etc in Sweden and the stairs were so easy for her. We then shared some bubbly at the winery”.
Farewell Raija SM0HNK (Thanks Jenny VK3WQ for putting this article together)
January 7 , 2019 - YLRL is sad to hear of the passing of Betty Jo Byrd, KB5CSQ of Gulfport, MS. Betty Jo was a past District 5 Chair and had been a member of YLRL for the past 12 years. Her granddaughter Hailey Byrd is a current member of YLRL. Our sincere condolence to the Byrd family.
Betty Jo Byrd (1954-2018) age 64, passed away on Thursday, December 6, 2018.
etty Jo Byrd, is president of SMYL and has been licensed since the 1980s.
Southern Mississippi YL Amateur Radio Club formed in 2008

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AMRS Frauenreferat – YL's (Austrian Military Radio Society)
On Sunday, 10. February 2019
At 16:30 pm lt.we meet on the 80 m band
On the qrg 3,740 Mhz +/- qrm.
I will take over the control center with the callsign oe3xrc.
ALL YL's sincerely invited to join, I would be very happy for your numerous participation!
After the round, all listeners and om's are loaded to the bestätigungsverkehr that Julia oe3yjm will operate..     Vy 73 of Marion, OE3YSC  (AMR YL)

SYLRA  (Scandinavian Young Ladies Radio Amateurs)      https://www.sylra.is/
SYLRA meeting, September 5 - 8, 2019; Oslo Norway  All Yls are welcome to attend.
Here is information about the SYLRA meeting, September 5th until September 8th, 2019;
The meeting is going to take place in the vicinity of Oslo.
Some preliminary  information about the agenda;
September 5th: Members arrive / Registration
September 6th: Full day out in the field with radio activities, YL meeting.
We will arrange light lunch, coffee breaks and dinner.
 The transport will be at our hotel after breakfast.
September 7th: Half day sightseeing tour.
Rest of the day for each one of you to do what you like.
In the evening there will be a Gala dinner.
September 8th: Farewell breakfast.
Unni and I (Ingrid) will negotiate good accommodation prices for you at the location of the SYLRA meeting. We will put all Information on the SYLRA web page as soon as we get them. We should have them within end of January. We will inform you when the information is available on the web page and the registration is open. The registration form will be available on the web page.
We apologise for any inconvenience these changes will cause you. Unni and I just wanted to give you all a new experience with the Hurtigruten tour. We hope to see as many of you as possible at the SYLRA meeting and hopefully more of you also on the optional tour.
Please, send all your requests about this meeting to lullen55@gmail.com  .
Best regards from   Ingrid LA8FOA and Unni LA6RHA

The tour with Hurtigruten will from now on be an optional tour to take after the SYLRA meeting, September 5th until September 8th, 2019.
September 9th to 15th, 2019 - MS Trollfjord,  sails from Bergen to Kirkenes, along  coastline of Norway and across the Arctic circle.
Those who are going to take the optional tour can stay in Oslo or go to Bergen. We will suggest that you go to Bergen on Sunday, stay over in Bergen one night and have a look at the city before going on board Hurtigruten Monday evening.
Link to Hurtigruten: https://www.hurtigruten.co.uk/
Link to MS Trollfjord:  https://www.hurtigruten.no/skip/ms-trollfjord/
Hamcation 2019 in Orlando, Florida - 8 Feb to 10 Feb
Yls attending: Catherine AC4YL, Melanie AG4YL, Niece KA1ULN, Rose-Marie KB4RM, Ria N2RJ, Andrea K2EZ, Dawn WA4YL, Carole VA3WHU

Hamvention YL Forum
Hamvention® 2019 ARRLXenia, Ohio (USA), May 17-19, 2019
The theme for the 2019 Hamvention is “Mentoring the Next Generation” of Amateur Radio operators.  Given that focus, we are looking for topics that
1.       Thank those Hams that are mentors.
2.       Encourage existing Hams to become mentors.
3.       Provide ‘how to’s” of mentoring ,
so current operators will become interested in taking up the challenge.

Anne WB1ARU looking for YLs who would be interested in sharing how they have mentored other YLs. Perhaps through Girls Scouts, schools, club activities, on-air, blogs, Echolink, ...
If this is something that you would like to participate in, please contact Anne, WB1ARU at wb1aru@gmail.com  or through this group YL-Ops.

YL Meetup (USA)  May 17/18/19, 2019
YLRL District 5 meet up. We will set up radios and call CQ using the YLRL call sign K4LMB/5, in honour of the 80th anniversary of the club.
Meet at Susan Heim Moody's (K5YNC): 857 Childress Rd Saint Jo, Texas 76265. Susan has 60 acres. Plenty of room for tents and RV's. If you are not the outdoor type, Saint Jo and Nocona have hotels. Susan runs a restaurant on the property called Ancient ovens. We can eat at her place or get something from town.
Same weekend as Hamvention, (above) so YLs will try and make contact with K4LMB/5 Meetup  from there.
From ‎Michelle Carey‎ W5MQC to YLRL-District 5 , · 21 jan 2019
South American Lighthouses on the Air Weekend
August is mid-winter in the Southern hemisphere and in the southern-most  regions of South America, harsh weather conditions, including gales and snow storms, sometimes make roads  impassable and expedition destinations  impossible to reach, especially if off-shore. The idea of activating a Southern Summer Lighthouse Weekend in February emerged. 
 LU3DXG  Radio Club Grupo DX Bahía Blanca (Argentina) organized the 1st South American Lighthouse Weekend  in February 2009. The response was spectacular. In 2009,  52 Lighthouses from 6 countries, were 'on-air'.  During the 10th annual event in 2018, there were 73 activations  from 11 countries.

2018 - The 10th edition of the "American Lighthouse Weekend"
February 18 , 2018  Carlos Almirón  said:
For the first time, Brazil carried out the greatest number of activations. Much had to do with the friend Orlando Perez Filho PT2OP,  the only PY representative active in the ten events, who with his example  motivated his Brazilian colleagues, who took the  opportunity to put 28 lighthouses on the air.
It is important to recognize the great physical and economic effort of the expeditionaries, since their generosity made this encounter possible. But it would be worthless if the other side had not been the "hunters" with the equipment  switched on. The key to success was the combination of the activators on the one hand and lovers of the lighthouses on the other, since both parties are essential.
The team of the Radio Club Grupo DX Bahía Blanca expressed their appreciation, expressing the hope that in 2019 we will all be together again.
Carlos A. Almiron LU7DSY, Chief coordinator  "American Lighthouses Weekend"  lu7dsy@yahoo.com.ar

South Americas Lighthouse weekend "Fin de Semana de los Faros Americanos"
11th Annual Activation -  15-17 Feb , 2019
(YL) Laura Fanelli LU1WL, as has happened in the previous 10 editions, will be present again, this time from the FARO PUNTA NINFAS  ARG-055, located at the southern end of the Nuevo Gulf in the province of Chubut, in the Argentine Patagonia . 'Gridsquare' FE77ua

British Admiralty    G1074    NGA    110-19668    ARLHS    ARG055
Lighthouse Coordinates    -42.96889, -64.31472    / 42° 58' 08" S, 064° 18' 53" W
Punta Ninfas (Spanish, "Nymphs Point") in Chubut Province, Patagonia, Argentina. Part of a promontory into the Atlantic Ocean, which encloses one side of the Golfo Nuevo, with Península Valdés opposite, almost enclosing the circular gulf.
 The Point is about 90 km southwest of Puerto Madryn, Patagonia, and about 1300 kms from Buenos Aires.
The southern end of Nuevo Gulf and the Punta Ninfas Lighthouse, are important landmarks for ships entering the gulf.   It offers one of the most stunning panoramic views of the area, from which you can observe the sea meeting the land, the tides come and go; and watch for the first whales who arrive at the gulf every year, during the cold days of May.
Punta Ninfas is a gravel beach, which extends over 9 km along the sea shore. It is a strange geographic formation, unique to the  Patagonian coast, 900 metres wide and 8 metres deep. This is the beginning of the Golfo Nuevo (New Gulf).
The  lighthouse is situated at the Point, which is made up of high, bare cliffs. At the end of the road leading to the Punta Ninfas’ lighthouse, is a pathway down to the beach.  Relentless strong wind makes scrambling along the cliffs and beaches difficult.
The beaches at the foot of the cliffs, which go from the 'el pedra'  until Punta Ninfas, are home to a colony of elephant seals, best viewed September to March; and the Magellanic penguin colony (Sep- April).

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Calendar changes - The SARL  YL Sprint
The Committee of SARL has made some Calendar changes.
Each year on 8 March, the International Women’s Day is celebrated.
From 2019, the first leg of the SARL YL Sprint will be run on Saturday 9 March.
The second leg of the YL Sprint will be run on 9 August during the South African National Women’s Day public holiday  Jan 2019  RadioZS (p24)
This will give the South African yls another opportunity to get-on-the-air!

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    AWA-SA,  CW Activity Day  (Antique Wireless Assoc. S Africa)
5 – 19 Feb    Chinese New Year  (Year of the Pig)
8-10 Feb      YLRL - YL-OM Contest   (Young Ladies Radio League, USA) SSB/CW/Digital 1400 - 0200 UTC
8 - 9 Feb    AstroFest 2019, Kensington Events Centre in London.
9 Feb    SARL  NARS - BHF/UHF Werkswinkel,   Saturday  (Johannesburg, RSA)
9 – 10 Feb     SARL Field Day     10:00 UTC on Sat -10:00 UTC Sun, Phone CW, Digital
11-15  Feb      School Club Roundup      ARRL
13    Feb      World Radio Day  2019 (Wednesday)
14.Feb     Valentine Sprint PODXS 070 Club, PSK31, 40/80/160 m during a six hour block.
15-17 Febrero   XI° edición del "Fin de Semana de los Faros Americanos" / South  Americas Lighhouse Weekend
16-17 Feb    CLARA - Girl Guides on the air (GOTA) 3rd full weekend in February
16-17 Feb    World Thinking Day on the Air (TDOTA) Guides to make friendships with other units, using amateur radio
16-17 Feb        International DX – CW  ARRL
16-24 Feb     16th Antarctic Activity Week
24  Feb    SARL RTTY Contest
24 Feb          Wyong Field Day  Central Coast ARC Aus., biggest hamfest in the Southern Hemisphere

2 March, 2019 - 55th anniversary of RAST  in Pathum Thani, Chao Phya River in Nonthaburi,  north of Bangkok..
2-3 March         International DX– Phone ARRL contest
3 March    SARL Hamnet 40 m contest;  Sunday
3  March       Dolls Festival, or Girls’ Day, Japan. club JLRS has YL-  Hina Contest
3 March     Carnival 2019    Sunday
8  March     International Women’s Day - Think equal, build smart, innovate for change”.
9 March    SARL YL Sprint (for International Women’s Day) 12:00 to 14:00 UTC
9-10 March    SARL VHF/UHF Analogue contest;
9-10 March    82nd RSGB Commonwealth contest 9 Saturday    
10 March       Sydney AR Ferry Contest  &  Cape Town Cycle Race


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
 CONTACT US & Calendar

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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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