Thursday, May 28, 2020

MAY - 2020 year of the MENTOR : Feld Hell Sprint: 0000Z-2359Z, May 30 -- CQ WW WPX Contest, CW: 0000Z, May 30 to 2359Z, May 31

2020 is the YEAR of MENTORING
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I am a 10 METER & YL PUSHER Let's have a cw qso XX.045

join the SLOW CW NET SUNDAY 8 PM EST 7.045 USE NETLOGGER.ORG
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EVENT: DAY of the YL's
When: May 24-25 2020     and  Nov 2020
in memory of F5ISY - Carine DUBOIS





Rules can be found > http://ka1uln.blogspot.com/p/the-day-of-yls.html

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Day of the YLs Contest: 0001Z, May 24 to 2359Z, May 25
Geographic Focus:Worldwide
Participation:Worldwide
Mode:CW, SSB, RTTY, FT8
Bands:80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes:YL
OM
Exchange:RS(T) + YL/OM
Work stations:Once per band per mode
QSO Points:OM 2 points per QSO with YL
YL 3 points per QSO with YL
YL 1 point per QSO with OM
Multipliers:(none)
Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points
Submit logs by:June 30, 2020
E-mail logs to:DoYL[dot]Carine[at]gmail[dot]com
Post log summary at:http://www.3830scores.com
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:https://ka1uln.blogspot.com/p/the-day-of-yls.html



CWops Mini-CWT Test: 1300Z-1400Z, May 27
Geographic Focus:Worldwide
Participation:Worldwide
Awards:Worldwide
Mode:CW
Bands:160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes:Single Op (QRP/Low/High)
Max power:HP: >100 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange:Member: Name + Member No.
non-Member: Name + (state/province/country)
Work stations:Once per band
QSO Points:1 point per QSO
Multipliers:Each call once
Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by:0400Z May 30, 2020
Post log summary at:http://www.3830scores.com
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/
UKEICC 80m Summer Series: 1800Z-1900Z, May 27
Geographic Focus:Worldwide
Participation:Worldwide
Mode:SSB
Bands:80m Only
Classes:Single Op Assisted (High/Low/QRP)
Single Op Unassisted (High/Low/QRP)
Max power:HP: 1500 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange:6-Character grid square
QSO Points:1 point per 100 km (round up)
multiply QSO points by 2 if low power station
multiply QSO points by 4 if QRP station
Multipliers:(none)
Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points
Submit logs by:2000Z May 27, 2020
E-mail logs to:(none)
Upload log at:https://logs.ukeicc.com/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:https://www.ukeicc.com/80mSS-rules.php
CWops Mini-CWT Test: 1900Z-2000Z, May 27
Geographic Focus:Worldwide
Participation:Worldwide
Awards:Worldwide
Mode:CW
Bands:160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes:Single Op (QRP/Low/High)
Max power:HP: >100 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange:Member: Name + Member No.
non-Member: Name + (state/province/country)
Work stations:Once per band
QSO Points:1 point per QSO
Multipliers:Each call once
Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by:0400Z May 30, 2020
Post log summary at:http://www.3830scores.com
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/
CWops Mini-CWT Test: 0300Z-0400Z, May 28
Geographic Focus:Worldwide
Participation:Worldwide
Awards:Worldwide
Mode:CW
Bands:160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes:Single Op (QRP/Low/High)
Max power:HP: >100 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange:Member: Name + Member No.
non-Member: Name + (state/province/country)
Work stations:Once per band
QSO Points:1 point per QSO
Multipliers:Each call once
Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by:0400Z May 30, 2020
Post log summary at:http://www.3830scores.com
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:https://cwops.org/cwops-tests/
RTTYOPS Weeksprint: 1700Z-1900Z, May 28
Geographic Focus:Worldwide
Participation:Worldwide
Mode:RTTY
Bands:80, 40, 20m
Classes:Single Op
Max operating hours:2 hours
Exchange:[other station's call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name]
Work stations:Once per band
QSO Points:1 point per QSO
Multipliers:(none)
Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points
Submit logs by:2359Z June 4, 2020
E-mail logs to:rtty-week-thursday[at]nrrlcontest[dot]no;
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:https://rttyops.wordpress.com/rtty-mini-contests/rttyops-weeksprint/
RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW: 1900Z-2030Z, May 28
Geographic Focus:United Kingdom
Participation:Worldwide
Awards:United Kingdom
Mode:CW
Bands:80m Only
Classes:(none)
Exchange:RST + Serial No.
QSO Points:1 point per QSO
Multipliers:(none)
Score Calculation:(see rules)
Submit logs by:2359Z May 29, 2020
Upload log at:http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/r80mcc.shtml
PODXS 070 Club Three Day Weekend Contest: 0000Z, May 29 to 2359Z, May 31
Geographic Focus:Worldwide
Participation:Worldwide
Mode:PSK31
Bands:160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m
Classes:(none)
Exchange:Name + RST + (state/province/country)
Work stations:Once per band
QSO Points:1 point per QSO
Bonus: 100 points per QSO with VA3TPS, VE3LTN, KC3EF, KK6KMU, KX4WB, N9JCA, W7PSK
Multipliers:(none)
Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points + bonus points
Submit logs by:June 7, 2020
Upload log at:http://hamclubs.info/scorer
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:http://www.podxs070.com/o7o-club-sponsored-contests/three-day-weekend
NCCC RTTY Sprint: 0145Z-0215Z, May 29
Geographic Focus:North America
Participation:Worldwide
Mode:RTTY
Bands:(see rules)
Classes:(none)
Exchange:Serial No. + Name + QTH
Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by:May 31, 2020
E-mail logs to:(none)
Post log summary at:http://www.3830scores.com/
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:http://www.ncccsprint.com/rttyns.html
NCCC Sprint: 0230Z-0300Z, May 29
Geographic Focus:North America
Participation:Worldwide
Mode:CW
Bands:(see rules)
Classes:(none)
Exchange:Serial No. + Name + QTH
Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by:May 31, 2020
E-mail logs to:(none)
Post log summary at:http://www.3830scores.com/
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:http://www.ncccsprint.com/rules.html
CQ WW WPX Contest, CW: 0000Z, May 30 to 2359Z, May 31
Geographic Focus:Worldwide
Participation:Worldwide
Awards:Worldwide
Mode:CW
Bands:160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes:Single Op All Band (QRP/Low/High)
Single Op Single Band (QRP/Low/High)
Single Op Assisted All Band (QRP/Low/High)
Single Op Assisted Single Band (QRP/Low/High)
Single Op Overlays: (TB-Wires/Rookie/Classic)
Multi-Single (Low/High)
Multi-Single Overlay: Classic
Multi-Two
Multi-Multi
Max operating hours:Single Op: 36 hours with offtimes of at least 60 minutes
Multi-Op: 48 hours
Max power:HP: 1500 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange:RST + Serial No.
Work stations:Once per band
QSO Points:All: 6 points per 160/80/40m QSO with different continent
All: 3 points per 20/15/10m QSO with different continent
Non-NA: 2 points per 160/80/40m QSO with same continent different country
Non-NA: 1 point per 20/15/10m QSO with same continent different country
NA: 4 points per 160/80/40m QSO with same continent different country
NA: 2 points per 20/15/10m QSO with same continent different country
All: 1 point per QSO with same country
Multipliers:Prefixes once
Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
Submit logs by:June 5, 2020
E-mail logs to:(none)
Upload log at:http://www.cqwpx.com/logcheck/
Mail logs to:CQ WPX Contest
P.O. Box 481
New Carlisle, OH 45344
USA
Find rules at:http://www.cqwpx.com/rules.htm
Feld Hell Sprint: 0000Z-2359Z, May 30
Geographic Focus:Worldwide
Participation:Worldwide
Mode:Feld Hell
Bands:160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m
Classes:(none)
Max power:Standard: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
Exchange:(see rules)
Work stations:Once per band
QSO Points:(see rules)
Bonus Points: (see rules)
Multipliers:(see rules)
Score Calculation:(see rules)
Submit logs by:June 3, 2020
Upload log at:https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:https://sites.google.com/site/feldhellclub/Home/contests/sprints/full-day-of-hell-sprint
RTTYOPS Weekend Sprint: 1600Z-1959Z, May 30
Geographic Focus:Worldwide
Participation:Worldwide
Mode:RTTY
Bands:80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
Classes:Single Op (Wires Only)
Single Op Multi-Band
Single Op Portable
Single Op Mobile
Multi-Op (Max 2 ops due to COVID-19)
Max operating hours:4 hours
Exchange:[other station's call] + [your call] + [serial no.] + [your name] + [6-character grid locator]
Work stations:Once per band
QSO Points:1 point per km between stations
500 points bonus if new 4-character locator
Multipliers:(none)
Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points + bonus points
Submit logs by:2359Z June 6, 2020
E-mail logs to:rtty-weekend[at]nrrlcontest[dot]no
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:https://rttyops.wordpress.com/rtty-mini-contests/rttyops-weekend-sprint/
RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data: 1900Z-2030Z, Jun 1
Geographic Focus:United Kingdom
Participation:Worldwide
Awards:United Kingdom
Mode:RTTY, PSK
Bands:80m Only
Classes:(none)
Exchange:RST + Serial No.
QSO Points:1 point per QSO
Multipliers:(none)
Score Calculation:(see rules)
Submit logs by:2359Z June 2, 2020
Upload log at:http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl
Mail logs to:(none)
Find rules at:https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2020/r80mcc.shtml
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thanx so much to wa7bnm

Friday, May 1, 2020

BUDDY-UP project by KA1ULN and YOU

who is your YL buddy? what projects have you worked on together? which Contests have you worked together?

do you need a YL Buddy?

Buddy-up YL's
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This BUDDY-UP project is created to spark more YL's to push their PTT button, YL's work together, and/or

to get more YL (Young Ladies) involved in Amateur radio. (again)

here is more about my BUDDY-UP project:

GOAL: is to become a better operator with the help of a YL BUDDY

When working contests your buddy can hear you and give you feedback on how she is heard

in the pile up (this might help when trying for a successful 59 QSO by the operating station)

Can help with things like mike gain and other details like this that you the operator

cannot hear. PLEASE comment below on who is your buddy

This works on all bands.

When you hear a YL on the air please give her priority!

check out YLRL.org

if you have more ideas on this YL BUDDY-UP project please send them to me KA1ULN@ARRL.NET

Thanx so much and BUDDY-UP (with one or more YL BUDDIES.)

check this blog everyday for more updates.

ka1uln (reminder: CONFIRM all Your QSO's)

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Thursday, April 30, 2020

SLOW CW 5wpm or less Sunday 8PM EST 7.045

hello let's increase our CW skills before field day JUN 24, 2019


*Maine Slow Speed Net Training 3.585.00 1800 2300Z Daily W1QU

* ka1uln slow CW code 5wpm or less 7.045 8 pm est
download
netlogger

YOU MUST CLICK ON AIM WINDOW

here are some other CW links

www.morsetoad.com
www.hamwhisperer.com
http://www.arrl.org/5-wpm-code-archive
http://ad4dx.com/gtn/indexCWSN.htm <<<<<<<< lots of slow speed cw nets
http://naqcc.info/cw_nets.html <<<<<<<< more cw nets

please add www.clublog.org and register with your callsign and then add ylrl as one of your groups

original posted 7/1/2017
updated 12/26/2018
updated 03/20/2019
updated 04/29/2020


goal for all hams in next 12 months - recruit/elmer 1 youth


I challenge each and every ham in the next 12 months to recruit/elmer 1 youth.

here are some suggestions to recruit 1 young person Male or Female:
In order to work with people you can get a local temple,church, hall to do this task

1. work with boy scouts
2. work with girl scouts
3. work with your local grade/junior/high school
4. work with a youth center
4. work with your local YMCA
5. put in paper about teaching some youths ( ages )21 and under
6. do an online recruitment to teach
7. talk to parents first
8. setup a station in a very public location (take note of interested young people)


if you have any other ideas/suggestions please add them here.. or send me email

ka1uln@arrl.net

Amateur Radio Digital Modes



So you are getting bored with CW, SSB and listening to people on the radio.

here is a Challenge: get into HF or UHF or VHF digital modes

PSK31, RTTY, JT65, FT8,  FT4 and many more (these are the more popular ones.)


here is a list of digital modes and what each mode sounds like.
SOUND SAMPLES OF DIGITAL MODES

all digital modes use USB (uppersideband even 160,60,80,40,30)

FLDIGI supports CW, FELD HELL, PSK31, olivia, rtty, sstv and lots more

WSJTX supports JT65, JT9, WSPR, FT8, FT4 and others


Dimension4 or NetTime  is what sync's your computer to everyone else on the frequency


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it is the easy thing you have done since you got your license
all you need is the following:

1. radio hf/uhf/vhf
2 computer if no soundcard then $3.00 usb thumbdrive soundcard works
3. antenna
4. FREE software: FLDIGI, WSJTX
5. FREE software: time sync,   dimension4 or  nettime
6. (sound card interface-TNC) this converts audio to digital and back digital to audio
soundcard interface/TNC = Rigblaster or Microham or Signalink or if already in newer SDR radios


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so download both pieces of software and check them out
and install them for your setup
even if you do not have all pieces stated above
just listen to 14.070 for  PSK31   or  14.074 for  FT8  and get a feel for what the software looks like
and what it is trying to do.



it just takes persistence!

make sure your ALC meter stays on 0 (if it is moving then there is something wrong!)

power out must be below 20 watts ( i use 5 watts most of the time)

a few handy websites:

http://hamspots.net/FT8/
http://hamspots.net/jt65/

www.pskreporter.info   shows digimode automatic propagaton reporter


if you use Ham Radio deluxe or DxLab it works with those also.

you are more than welcome to peruse everything and comment about all or any of the items.

5/7/20 List of ham radio software FREE https://nl9222.home.xs4all.nl/digisoft.htm


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so download both pieces of software and check them out
and install them for your setup YOU MUST KNOW YOUR COM PORTS
even if you do not have all pieces stated above.

just listen to 14.070 or  14.074  and get a feel for what the software looks like
and what it is trying to do.

FLDIGI AND FLRIG www.w1hkj.com
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ka1uln@arrl.net

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when running amateur radio digital modes all computers must be synced together
in order to have a qso. these are the 2 most popular apps to do the job.


http://dimension-4.en.softonic.com/ dimension 4 
http://www.timesynctool.com/ timesync
http://www.maniaradio.it/en/bkttimesync.html mania timesync

73 ka1uln

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Want to learn  Digital mode  for  Amateur Radio?  FT8 or FT4

the best write up was done by the  author and  creator of the mode K1JT

it is  well written and  easy to follow:  make sure you know your COM PORTS.

link  FT8 and  FT4  by  K1JT  >>>  link for wsjtx FT8 and FT4
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Want to to learn a Digital mode for AMATEUR RADIO? BPSK31

First of all what is PSK:
What is PSK?
– PSK is an acronym for Phase Shift Keying. Information is transmitted
through patterns of polarity-reversals (180 degree phase shifts), hence the
name.
– Narrow-band, low-power, soundcard-generated radioteletype mode for
keyboard chat.
– Three data rates, 31, 63 and 125 baud. Bandwidth increases with rate.
– PSK31 is the most commonly used, its data rate is close to the speed of the
average typist.
– PSK is resistant to interference but has no error control, so it's not suitable
for transfer of data files. © 2013 Eric Fowler / WV3E – All rights reserved.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED:

Fldigi is a computer program intended for Amateur Radio Digital Modes operation using a PC (Personal Computer). Fldigi operates (as does most similar software) in conjunction with a conventional HF SSB radio transceiver, and uses the PC sound card as the main means of input from the radio, and output to the radio. These are audio-frequency signals. The software also controls the radio by means of another connection, typically a serial port.

Fldigi is multi-mode, which means that it is able to operate many popular digital modes without switching programs, so you only have one program to learn. Fldigi includes all the popular modes, such as DominoEX, MFSK16, PSK31, and RTTY.

Unusually, Fldigi is available for multiple computer operating systems; FreeBSD™; Linux™, OS X™ and Windows™.
(taken from w1hjk.com)


how to recognize the bpsk31:

Recognising the different modes comes with experience. It is a matter of listening to the signal, and observing the appearance of the signal on the tuning display. You can also practise transmitting with the transceiver disconnected, listening to the sound of the signals coming from the computer. There is also (see later paragraph) an automatic tuning option which can recognise and tune in most modes for you.

The software provides a tuning display which shows the radio signals that are receivable within the transceiver passband. Using a point and click technique with the mouse, you can click on the centre of a signal to select it, and the software will tune it in for you. Some modes require more care than others, and of course you need to have the software set for the correct mode first — not always so easy!

The RSID (automatic mode detection and tuning) feature uses a special sequence of tones transmitted at the beginning of each transmission to identify and tune in the signals received. For this feature to work, not only do you need to enable the feature in the receiver, but in addition the stations you are wishing to tune in need to have this feature enabled on transmission. Other programs also offer this RSID feature as an option.


PSK31 Frequencies In MHz,

1.838
3.580
7.040 to 7.060 for region 1 and region 3, and 7.070 for region 2 *
10.140
14.070
18.100
21.080 (although most activity can be found 10 kHz lower)
24.920
28.120

psk link  of all the  psk frequencies >>psk frequencies

for more information on  psk31 check

http://nharc.org/links/OperatingPSK.pdf




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YL Amateur Radio Information


YL Photo Gallery




I challenge anyone (especially YL's) to have one qso with a YL from every state WAS-YL?

here are the details

http://ylrl.org/index.php/ylrl-certificates

YLRLs Have Wonderful Certificates
For questions, information and submission on the following certificates:
Worked All States YL (WAS-YL) Worked All Continents YL (WAC-YL) YL Century Club (YLCC) DX YL YL-DXCC YL-Digital Modes
Contact the YLRL Certificate Manager:
Val Lemko VE5AQ
1125 Iroquois St. W.
Moose Jaw, Sask. Canada S6H 5C1
ve5aq@sasktel.net



Worked All States YL (WAS-YL)
1. Available to any licensed Amateur in the world.
2. Contact must be made with a duly licensed YL in each of the 50 states in the U.S.
3. The District of Columbia may be counted for Maryland.
4. There are no time or band limitations.
5. In qualifying for this certificate, it is possible to work the SAME YL in each of the 50 states.
6. The list of contacts must be arranged alphabetically



Worked All Continents YL (WAC-YL)
1. Available to any licensed Amateur in the world.
2. Two-way communications must be established on the amateur radio bands with YLs on the six
continents: North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania (which includes Australia and New Zealand).
3. Any and all authorized Amateur Radio bands may be used.
4. Cross-band contacts are permitted.
5. Contacts may have been made over any period of time.
6. Contacts with all six continents must be made with duly licensed women operators.
7. It is not necessary for each contact to be a different YL.
8. Submit a list of claimed contacts alphabetically arranged by continent.



YL Century Club (YLCC)
1. Available to any licensed Amateur in the world.
2. Two-way communications must be established on authorized Amateur bands, with stations, mobile or fixed, operated by 100 different licensed women Amateurs.
3. The same YL using different call letters will NOT count.
4. Any and all amateur bands may be used.
5. Contacts with YLs anywhere in the world are recognized, provided that confirmations clearly indicate the stations were operated by duly licensed women Amateur Radio operators.
6. List of claimed contacts must be arranged alphabetically by call sign.
7. Endorsements: Confirmations of contacts accompanied by an alphabetical list, as described above, from stations operated by additional YLs may be submitted for credit each time 50 additional confirmations are available. Endorsements will be made to the original certificate when application is approved.
8. Gold stickers will be awarded to applicants who have worked their additional contacts from the same country; otherwise, silver stickers will be awarded. Please indicate whether you are applying for a gold or silver sticker when submitting your application.



DX YL
1. Available to licensed YL operators only, for working 25 DIFFERENT licensed women operators outside your own country, on or after April 1, 1958.
2. USA and possessions are counted as separate countries, as well as Alaska and Hawaii.
3. Any and all amateur bands may be used.
4. Contacts do not have to be with 25 different countries, just 25 different DX YLs.
5. The log must be arranged alphabetically by call sign.
6. Endorsements: Stickers will be awarded for each 10 additional DX YLs, subject to the same confirmation as above.



YL-DXCCL
1. Available to any licensed Amateur in the world.
2. Two-way communications must be established on authorized Amateur bands with stations (fixed or mobile), operated by licensed YLs from 100 countries on the current ARRL list of countries.
3. Any band or mode (except cross-band contacts) maybe used.
4. The log must be arranged alphabetically by country.
5. Endorsements: After receiving the certificate, a silver sticker will be awarded for contacts with YLs in 25 additional DX countries. List requirements are the same as for the original application.



YL-Digital Mode
1. Available to any licensed Amateur in the world.
2. Two-way communications must be established on authorized Amateur bands with stations (fixed or mobile), operated by licensed YLs using digital modes only.
3. Contact must be made with 25 YLs using a digital mode (PSK31, RTTY, CW, SSTV, etc.) All contacts must be made using the same mode.
4. The log must be arranged alphabetically by call sign.
5. Endorsements: After receiving the first certificate, a sticker may be awarded for each additional digital mode in which 25 YL contacts are made. (i.e. If the first 25 contacts were made using PSK31, an endorsement may be earned for making 25 contacts with YLs using RTTY. An additional endorsement after that may be earned for CW contacts, SSTV contacts, or Hellschreiber contacts, etc.)



Continuous Membership Certificate
This certificate is available ONLY to YLRL members. It is awarded automatically to any YL who has been a member, continuously for five years. Diamond-shaped stickers are awarded for each additional five years of continuous membership.
For questions, information on the Continuous Membership Certificate, please contact the current Continuous Membership Chair:
Lois Gutshall WB3EFQ
wb3efq@verizon.net


Basic Rules Applicable To All YLRL Certificates
1. Contacts made through repeater devices or any other power relay method cannot be used for any YLRL certificate confirmation.
2. All contacts must be made FROM the same country.
3. Mail or e-mail your list of contacts only. DO NOT SEND QSL CARDS TO THE Manager! Two (2) other Amateurs must sign the list of contacts verifying that the QSL cards are in the possession of the applicant. In the case of lists submitted by e-mail, the name, callsign, and email address of two Amateurs who verified the list must be submitted with the list (signatures are not required).
4. No charge is made for certificates sent out by e-mail attachment. However, if the applicant would like a printed certificate mailed to them, they MUST send sufficient postage for first class mail or a stamped self-addressed legal-size envelope to cover the cost of mailing the certificate.
5. All certificate applications must include the date, time, callsign, YLs first name, QTH, mode, band, RST given, and RST received. Additional information may be listed in each certificate's rules, as well as the order for the contacts.
6. All inquiries should be addressed to the certificate manager.
7. Decisions of the manager regarding interpretations of the rules as here stated or later amended shall be final.
8. The certificate manager's address and e-mail address is listed in each issue of the YL Harmonics.
9. Each application must include ONLY the amount of contacts needed to receive the certificate or seal. No list containing less than the required contacts will be accepted, and any extra contacts listed will be discarded, but can be resubmitted as part of the correct number of contacts for an endorsement.
10. Each certificate may be applied for by e-mail or postal mail to the certificate manager.
11. E-mail applicants will receive their certificates as an attachment to an e-mail. The certificate will be sent in .pdf format and can be viewed and printed out using the free Adobe Reader program available for download from http://www.adobe.com
12. Endorsement stickers must be applied for by mail only.


good luck

ka1uln


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YL:


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a Large even for Amateur Radio Operators to take part in Science experiment

www.HAMSCI.org


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Here is your chance to shine on the Ham bands.
this is an incentive to get all YL's to push those PTT button's on
ALL Ham radio bands.
if you want to know where YL's hang out try 14.288

When on the band calling CQ please take a minute to specifically
ask for YL's only.

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All YLs - Please join us on Echolink for YL Ham Echolink Net every
Thursday evening at 8pm Eastern Time

(Friday 01:00UTC Winter/Friday 00:00UTC Summer)!

All YLs welcomed to participate (OMs encouraged to listen if you like)!
Look for us on Echolink ALARA Conference Node 286905.
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mac logging program >> http://www.dl2rum.de/rumsoft/RUMLog.html
log4om robust logging program

also the equivalent to echolink is echomac


to upgrade one option is www.HAMTESTING.com free study guide

everyone is waiting to have a qso with YOU .. being a YL.

last but not least PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LOG YOUR QSO'S
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STEM UPDATE


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OM:
Here is YOUR chance to hear YL's on the ham bands.
YL numbers are growing like a tsunami (not a wave).
WE are out there.

when you are calling CQ please take a minute and specifically ask for YL's only -
you will be very surprised when you have a pileup of YL's

Everyone:
when you have contacted one YL in each and every state you will receive
a WAS-YL certificate. there is only a few who has completed this....
so this is my challenge to you.

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if YOU know of a YL who needs help....
help her out or refer her to me KA1ULN at arrl.net

if you know of a YL who has let her license expire
refer her to me KA1ULN at arrl.net
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thank you so much for visiting my blog: KA1ULN.BLOGSPOT.COM
log your qso's please

if you want to know where YL's hang out try 14.288

#yearylhamradioop #hamchicksrule (thanx Katie WY7YL)
#makewhatsnext

BTW: some people do not know what YL or 33 is
YL = Young Lady (female)
33 = is hello or good-bye for a YL.


I encourage everyone to visit www.YLRL.org

for the WAS-YL certificate here are details:
http://ylrl.org/index.php/ylrl-certificates


LOG YOUR QSO'S USE QRZ.COM VERY EASY TO USE... check blog: for directions.
or lotw, or eQSL.cc there are may good loggers. BUT just LOG as you were taught
when studying for your license

KA1ULN.BLOGSPOT.COM

if you want to know where YL's hang out try 14.288

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Interesting YL links on the Internet


















please add www.clublog.org to one of your yl loggers.. also add YLRL to see where you come in compared to other yl's
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here is another Blog by a YL


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http://weeklynet.org/ylntx


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Good evening Ladies!

This week we have another great YL net lined up! Niece KA1ULN has kindly offered to talk about Understanding Antennas Enough to Build a Dipole Safely – Round 2! Please invite all YLs you know to join us! YL Net begins at 8:00PM EDT Thursday which currently equates to 0000 UTC Friday. You can join via RF on 145.47 (-) PL 100.0Hz or ECHOLink Node 560686 (NF4GA-R). We want to encourage all YLs to participate!

As a brief reminder, we welcome OMs to listen, but kindly request that only YLs check in as this net is specifically put together for YLs. Thanks again for such wonderful support from all!

Here’s this week’s agenda:

1. Welcome/Opening Remarks

2. Take Check-Ins

3. Understanding Antennas Enough to Build a Dipole With Safety – Part 2 – >From Niece KA1ULN
a. http://ka1uln.blogspot.com/p/understanding-antennas.html
b. Brief Recap of Last Week
c. How to Harmonically Operate Your Dipole
d. Selection of Coax for the Right Job
e. What are the different types of feedline/coax and what bands is it best used for?
f. What is Loss in Feedline/Coax and where does it come from?
g. Proper Length of your Feedline/Coax?
h. Dipoles/Baluns/Matching
i. Questions?

4. What’s New With You - Comments/Experiences/Weather Reports/Etc
a. Let’s catch up with any activites, stories, radio contacts, etc from this past week.
I. Your turn to share – what’s new with you? We encourage everyone to participate!

5. Active in your Club? What Kind of Topice Do They Discuss at Club Meetings?
a. Share some info about your local ham radio club
b. What makes your club meetings enjoyable? How often do you meet?
c. What kind of activities is your club involved in or help other amateur radio operators accomplish?
d. Any Other Comments on This Topic

6. Any announcements, questions, or specific point of interest you would like to share with the group
a. QRP ARCI Spring QSO Party: 1200Z, Apr 4 to 2359Z Apr 5
CW - http://www.qrparci.org/contests/spring-qso-party-2019
b. Mississippi QSO Party: 1400Z Apr 4 to 0200Z Apr 5 – No BBQ Required! - http://www.arrlmiss.org/2019_Mississippi_QSO_Party.pdf
c. Missouri QSO Party: 1400Z Apr 4 to 0400Z Apr 5 – “Show Me” Some Contacts! - http://www.w0ma.org/mo_qso_party.htm
d. Texas State Parks on the Air (How Refreshing!) 1600Z Apr 4 to 0159 Apr 5 - http://tspota.com/site/page?view=rules
e. Montana QSO Party 1800Z Apr 4 to 0559Z Apr 5 – As the Treasure State, Treasure Your Contacts in “The Big Sky Country”! - http://www.fvarc.org/…/…/2014%20MT%20QSO%20Party%20Rules.pdf
f. YLISSB Has 2015 Convention in Erwin, TN June 17-21 This Year - http://www.ylsystem.org/
g. LZ Open 40 m Sprint 0400-0800 Z April YL ops CW only
h. Other Announcements/News

7. Last call for check-ins

8. Close Net and Return Repeater to Normal Use

9. Hop over to 20 Meters 14.288MHz (subject to change to 40m depending on band conditions) for YLRL Net with WB1ARU.

Please send any topic suggestions or feedback you may have to ac4yl at arrl.net ! Catherine would love to hear from you as this is your YL net!

Thank you for joining us.

33,
Catherine, ac4yl






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Good evening Ladies! I have to say special thanks to Lori K4UPI for such a great net last week!!!
She did such an awesome job, and I thank all of you for supporting her as well! Hope everyone can make
it to the YL net this week! Please invite all YLs you know to join us on the YL Net! Net begins at 8:00PM EST
Thursday which equates to 01:00 UTC Friday. You can join via RF on 145.47 (-) PL 100.0Hz or ECHOLink Node 560686 (NF4GA-R).

We want to encourage all YLs to participate!


As a brief reminder, we welcome OMs to listen, but kindly request that only YLs check in as this net is specifically put
together for YLs. Thanks again for such wonderful support from all! Here’s this week’s agenda (subject to change depending
on time constraints etc):

1. Welcome/Opening Remarks
2. Take Check-Ins
3. Why Ham Radio is Still Important! – Ham Radio Post Hurricane Katrina
a. Please view the video found here prior to the Net - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IITBpLQmmiI
b. Brief Article Regarding Ham Radio Operators After Katrina -
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/9228945/ns/technology_and_science-wireless/t/ham-radio-operators-rescue-after-katrina/#.VPUSEFco6Uk
c. What Did This Mean to You? Comments, etc.
4. What Is The Purpose Of Contesting?
a. Who participates in Ham Radio Contests and Why do You do it?
b. What can we learn when contesting?
c. What tips do you have for beginners?
d. Are you interested? What questions do you have?

5. What Ham Radio Activities Have You Done This Past Week?
a. Any fun ham radio experiences over the past week? Fun DX or local contacts?
6. Any announcements, questions, or specific point of interest you would like to share with the group
a. ARRL DX Phone Contest Next Weekend March 7th and 8th 2015!!!! Starts 0000 UTC Saturday and ends 2359 UTC Sunday! - http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx
b. YLISSB Has 2015 Convention in Erwin, TN June 17-21 This Year - http://www.ylsystem.org/
c. As Time Permits, Open Time for questions, stories, or to Make Calls To Each Other

7. Last call for check-ins
8. Close Net and Return Repeater to Normal Use
9. Hop over to 20 Meters 14.288MHz (subject to change to 40m depending on band conditions) for YLRL Net with WB1ARU or AE7MB

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