Thursday, February 25, 2021

FEBRUARY - 2021 GET OUT & SHOW HOBBY : CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB: 2200Z, Feb 26 to 2200Z, Feb 28 -- North American QSO Party, RTTY: 1800Z, Feb 27 to 0559Z, Feb 28 --- Classic Exchange, CW: 1400Z, Feb 28 to 0800Z, Mar 1 and 1400Z, Mar 2 to 0800Z, Mar 3

2021 GET OUT  &  SHOW HOBBY  TO EVERYONE
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join the HIGHER SPEED CW NET SUNDAY 7:30 PM EST 7.045  USE NETLOGGER.ORG
join  60m cw  net   5.348   9 pm  est
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EVENT: DAY of the YL's           When:   MAY 8-9 2021     in memory of F5ISY - Carine DUBOIS

Rules can be found > http://ka1uln.blogspot.com/p/the-day-of-yls.html
or                                 https://dayofyls.blogspot.com/               
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RSGB 80m Club Championship, CW: 2000Z-2130Z, Feb 25
 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 February 26, 2021
 Upload log at:http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl
 Mail logs to:(none)
 Find rules at:https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2021/r80mcc.shtml
   
CQ 160-Meter Contest, SSB: 2200Z, Feb 26 to 2200Z, Feb 28
 Geographic Focus:Worldwide
 Participation:Worldwide
 Awards:Worldwide
 Mode:SSB
 Bands:160m Only
 Classes:Single Op (QRP/Low/High)
Single Op Assisted (Low/High)
Multi-Op (High)
 Max operating hours:Single Op: 30 hours
Multi-Op: 40 hours
 Max power:HP: >100 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
 Exchange:W/VE: RS + (state/province)
DX: RS + CQ Zone
 QSO Points:2 points per QSO with own country
5 points per QSO with other countries on same continent
10 points per QSO with other continents
5 points per QSO with maritime mobile
 Multipliers:Each US state + DC (excluding KH6/KL7)
Each VE province
Each DXCC+WAE country (including KH6/KL7)
 Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
 Submit logs by:2200Z March 5, 2021
 E-mail logs to:(none)
 Upload log at:https://www.cq160.com/logcheck/
 Mail logs to:(none)
 Find rules at:http://www.cq160.com/rules.htm
   
REF Contest, SSB: 0600Z, Feb 27 to 1800Z, Feb 28
 Geographic Focus:France + overseas territories
 Participation:Worldwide
 Awards:Worldwide
 Mode:SSB
 Bands:80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
 Classes:Single Op All Band
Single Op Single Band
Multi-Single
Club
SWL
 Max operating hours:Single Op: 28 hours in no more than 3 increments of at least 1 hour each
 Max power:HP: >100 Watts
LP: 100 Watts
QRP: 5 Watts
 Exchange:French: RS + Department/Prefix
non-French: RS + Serial No.
 Work stations:Once per band
 QSO Points:French: 6 points per QSO with French station same continent
French: 15 points per QSO with French station on different continent
French: 1 point per QSO with non-French station same continent
French: 2 points per QSO with non-French station on different continent
non-French: 1 point per QSO with French station same continent
non-French: 3 points per QSO with French station on different continent
 Multipliers:French/Corsica departments once per band
French overseas prefixes once per band
non-French DXCC countries once per band (available only to French stations)
 Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
 Submit logs by:March 7, 2021
 E-mail logs to:(none)
 Upload log at:http://concours.r-e-f.org/contest/logs/upload-form
 Mail logs to:(none)
 Find rules at:http://concours.r-e-f.org/reglements/actuels/reg_cdfhf_dx.pdf
   
FTn DX Contest: 1200Z, Feb 27 to 1200Z, Feb 28
 Geographic Focus:Worldwide
 Participation:Worldwide
 Mode:FT4
 Bands:80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
 Classes:Single Op (QRP/Low)
Multi-Op (QRP/Low)
 Max power:LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
 Exchange:W: RST + state
VE: RST + province/territory
non-W/VE: RST + Serial No.
 QSO Points:1 point per QSO
 Multipliers:Each US state (excluding KH6/KL7) and DC once
Each VE province/territory once
Each DXCC country (excluding W/VE) once
 Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
 Submit logs by:2359Z March 7, 2021
 E-mail logs to:europeanft8club[at]gmx[dot]com
 Mail logs to:(none)
 Find rules at:https://europeanft8club.wordpress.com/
   
UBA DX Contest, CW: 1300Z, Feb 27 to 1300Z, Feb 28
 Geographic Focus:Belgium
 Participation:Worldwide
 Awards:Europe
 Mode:CW
 Bands:80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
 Classes:Single Op All Band (Low/High)
Single Op Single Band (Low/High)
Single Op QRP
Multi-Op
SWL
 Max power:HP: >100 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
 Exchange:ON: RST + Serial No. + province
non-ON: RST + Serial No.
 Work stations:Once per band
 QSO Points:10 points per QSO with Belgian station
3 points per QSO with other stations in an European Union country
1 point per QSO with stations not in an European Union country
 Multipliers:Each Belgian province once per band
Each Belgian prefix once per band
Each European Union DXCC country once per band
 Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
 Submit logs by:2359Z March 14, 2021
 E-mail logs to:ubacw[at]uba[dot]be
 Mail logs to:(none)
 Find rules at:http://www.uba.be/en/hf/contest-rules/uba-dx-contest-rules
   
South Carolina QSO Party: 1500Z, Feb 27 to 0159Z, Feb 28
 Geographic Focus:United States/Canada state/province QSO party
 Participation:Worldwide
 Awards:Worldwide
 Mode:CW, Digital, Phone
 Bands:160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6m
 Classes:Single Op Fixed (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High)
Multi-Single Fixed (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High)
Multi-Multi Fixed (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High)
Mobile-Single (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High)
Mobile-Multi (CW/SSB/Digital/Mixed)(QRP/Low/High)
 Max power:HP: >100W
LP: 100W
QRP: 5W
 Exchange:SC: RS(T) + County
non-SC: RS(T) + (state/province/"DX")
 Work stations:Once per band per mode per county
 QSO Points:2 points QSO
SC stations contacting non-SC stations earn double QSO points
Bonus: 250 points per QSO with W4CAE, WW4SF
 Multipliers:SC: Each SC county, US state (including DC) and VE province/territory once per mode
non-SC: Each SC county once per mode
 Score Calculation:Total score = (total QSO points x total mults) + Bonus Points
 Submit logs by:March 30, 2021
 E-mail logs to:(none)
 Upload log at:http://scqso.com/log-submission/
 Mail logs to:(none)
 Find rules at:http://scqso.com/
   
North American QSO Party, RTTY: 1800Z, Feb 27 to 0559Z, Feb 28
 Geographic Focus:North America
 Participation:Worldwide
 Awards:North America
 Mode:RTTY
 Bands:80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
 Classes:Single Op (QRP/Low)
Multi-Two (Low)
 Max operating hours:Single Op: 10 hours
Multi-Two: 12 hours
 Max power:LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
 Exchange:NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country)
non-NA: Name
 Work stations:Once per band
 QSO Points:NA station: 1 point per QSO
non-NA station: 1 point per QSO with an NA station
 Multipliers:Each US state/DC (including KH6/KL7) once per band
Each VE province/territory once per band
Each North American country (except W/VE) once per band
 Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
 Submit logs by:0559Z March 7, 2021
 Upload log at:http://www.ncjweb.com/naqplogsubmit/
 Mail logs to:Mark Aaker, K6UFO
300 Berry St., Unit 1009
San Francisco, CA 94158-1668
USA
 Find rules at:http://www.ncjweb.com/NAQP-Rules.pdf
   
NA Collegiate Championship, RTTY: 1800Z, Feb 27 to 0559Z, Feb 28
 Geographic Focus:North America
 Participation:Worldwide
 Awards:North America
 Mode:RTTY
 Bands:80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
 Classes:Multi-One (Low)
 Max operating hours:12 hours
 Max power:LP: 100 watts
 Exchange:NA: Name + (state/DC/province/country)
non-NA: Name
 Work stations:Once per band
 QSO Points:NA station: 1 point per QSO
non-NA station: 1 point per QSO with an NA station
 Multipliers:Each US state/DC (including KH6/KL7) once per band
Each VE province/territory once per band
Each North American country (except W/VE) once per band
 Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
 Submit logs by:0559Z March 7, 2021
 Upload log at:http://www.ncjweb.com/naqplogsubmit/
 Mail logs to:Mark Aaker, K6UFO
300 Berry St., Unit 1009
San Francisco, CA 94158-1668
USA
 Find rules at:http://www.w9smc.com/nacc/
 Note:Contest overlays NAQP Contest with logs submitted in NAQP M-2 category. See NACC rules for other differences.
   
Classic Exchange, CW: 1400Z, Feb 28 to 0800Z, Mar 1 and 1400Z, Mar 2 to 0800Z, Mar 3
 Geographic Focus:Worldwide
 Participation:Worldwide
 Mode:CW
 Bands:160, 80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m
 Classes:(see rules)
 Exchange:Name + RST + (state/province/country) + rcvr/xmtr manuf/model
 Work stations:Once per band per mode per rcr/xmtr manuf/model
 QSO Points:(see rules)
 Multipliers:(see rules)
 Score Calculation:Total score = sum(total mode QSO points x total mode mults) + Bonus Points
 Submit logs by:April 30, 2021
 E-mail logs to:k2rp[at]arrl[dot]net
 Mail logs to:K2RP
659 Shanas Lane
Encinitas, CA 92024
USA
 Find rules at:http://www.classicexchange.org/announcments/Winter_2021_CX_Rules.pdf
   
High Speed Club CW Contest: 1400Z-1700Z, Feb 28
 Geographic Focus:Worldwide
 Participation:Worldwide
 Awards:Worldwide
 Mode:CW
 Bands:80, 40, 20, 15, 10m
 Classes:HSC Members
Non-Members
QRP
SWL
 Max power:150 watts
QRP: 5 watts
 Exchange:Members: RST + HSC No.
non-Members: RST + "NM"
 Work stations:Once per band
 QSO Points:5 points per QSO with a HSC member
1 points per QSO with a non-member
 Multipliers:Each DXCC country once per band per contest period (only QSOs with members)
 Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
 Submit logs by:March 14, 2021
 E-mail logs to:(none)
 Upload log at:https://sites.google.com/view/hsc-contest
 Mail logs to:(none)
 Find rules at:http://www.highspeedclub.org/
   
North Carolina QSO Party: 1500Z, Feb 28 to 0059Z, Mar 1
 Geographic Focus:United States/Canada state/province QSO party
 Participation:Worldwide
 Awards:Worldwide
 Mode:CW, Phone, Digital
 Bands:80, 40, 20, 15, 10, 6, 2m
 Classes:Single Op (NC/non-NC)(CW/Phone/Digital)(Low)
Single Op (NC/non-NC) Mixed (QRP/Low/High)
NC Mobile Mixed (Low)
Multi-Op (NC/non-NC)(Phone)(Low)
Multi-Op (NC/non-NC)(Mixed)(Low/High)
NC County Expedition Mixed (Low)
 Max power:HP: >150 watts
LP: 150 watts
QRP: 5 watts CW or dig/10 watts phone
 Exchange:NC: County
non-NC: (state/province/"DX")
 Work stations:Once per band per mode
 QSO Points:2 points per phone QSO
3 points per CW QSO
5 points per digital QSO
Bonus Points: 50 points each for working WOLFPACK Spelling Bee stations
Bonus Points: 200 additional points if all Spelling Bee stations worked
Bonus Points for NC Mobiles/Expeditions: 100 points for each county activated
 Multipliers:NC stations: Each NC county, state, province, and one DXCC country once
Non-NC stations: Each NC county once
 Score Calculation:Total score = (total QSO points x total mults) + bonus points
 Submit logs by:March 15, 2021
 E-mail logs to:(none)
 Upload log at:http://www.ncqsoparty.org/logs
 Mail logs to:NC QSO Party
c/o Charles Swindell
10809 Rondeau Woods Ct.
Raleigh, NC 27614
USA
 Find rules at:http://ncqsoparty.org/rules/
   
K1USN Slow Speed Test: 0000Z-0100Z, Mar 1
 Geographic Focus:Worldwide
 Participation:Worldwide
 Mode:CW
 Bands:160, 80, 40, 20m
 Classes:Single Op (QRP/Low/High)
 Max power:HP: >100 watts
LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
 Exchange:Maximum 20 wpm
Name + (state/province/country)
 Work stations:Once per band
 QSO Points:1 point per QSO (starting with Jan 4 contest)
 Multipliers:Each state/province/country once per band
W/VE do not count as country mults (starting with Jan 4 contest)
 Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
 Submit logs by:2359Z March 3, 2021
 Post log summary at:http://www.3830scores.com
 Mail logs to:(none)
 Find rules at:http://www.k1usn.com/sst.html
   
OK1WC Memorial (MWC): 1630Z-1729Z, Mar 1
 Geographic Focus:Worldwide
 Participation:Worldwide
 Mode:CW
 Bands:80, 40m
 Classes:Single Op All Band (QRP/Low)
Single Op Single Band (QRP/Low)
 Max power:LP: 100 watts
QRP: 5 watts
 Exchange:RST + Serial No.
 Work stations:Once per band
 QSO Points:1 point per QSO
 Multipliers:Each last character of worked station call suffix once per band
 Score Calculation:Total score = total QSO points x total mults
 Submit logs by:0600Z March 5, 2021
 E-mail logs to:(none)
 Upload log at:https://memorial-ok1wc.cz/index.php?page=logs
 Mail logs to:(none)
 Find rules at:https://memorial-ok1wc.cz/index.php?page=rules2l
   
RSGB 80m Club Championship, Data: 2000Z-2130Z, Mar 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 March 2, 2021
 Upload log at:http://www.rsgbcc.org/cgi-bin/hfenter.pl
 Mail logs to:(none)
 Find rules at:https://www.rsgbcc.org/hf/rules/2021/r80mcc.shtml
   
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thanx so much to wa7bnm

Friday, January 1, 2021

SLOW CW 5wpm or less Sunday 8PM EST 7.045 and higher speed 13-20 at 23:30 utc & MORE nets

hello let's increase our CW skills before field day JUN 24, 2021


*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
* ka1uln higher speed  cw net   13-20 wpm  sunday  23:30 for  30 min  7.045


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 07/10/2020
updated 08/19/2020


Thursday, September 10, 2020

YL Amateur Radio - NEW 1869-1886 YL doing CW

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Miss Sadie Ireton, Telephone and Telegraph Operator.   Willard Asylum, 1869 - 1886.  Willard  NY


A friend of mine  was feeling  historical and    went  to  Willard   Insane  Asylum and found a    book.  He  saw  this  YL  doinf  CW and  thought   of  me  first  thing.... "Niece  would love  to see a  YL doing  CW"
Thanx   so much  Hank  (AB2XG) for thinking  of me.   I appreciate this  information and  picture.  I wish  she  had a  callsign .. I wish we  could find  it....


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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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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 & CONFIRM 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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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.


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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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updated 5/28/2020

Tuesday, August 18, 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

Saturday, June 20, 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: LOG and CONFIRM all Your QSO's)
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Thursday, April 30, 2020

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

73


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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