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YLRL encourages Amateur Radio competition by sponsoring several contests, some open only to YLs and others which both YLs and OMs can participate in. Additional information about the YLRL Contest are listed below.

YLRL Contest Dates for 2011

updatedStarting in 2009, YLRL have reduced the number of contests they offer from 4 to 2. The YL-OM contest will remain as its the most popular while the Howdy Days contest that was held in Sept. has been eliminated. The DX YL to NA YL contest was combined with the YL Anniversary Party and will be held in Oct. In addition, SSB and cw/digital will still be scored as separate contest but the contest will take place over one weekend instead of having SSB one weekend and then the cw/digital contest on another weekend.

Note: Contest results goes to the current Vice President

General Rules for YLRL Contests
YL-OM Contest, February 11-13, 2011 SSB/CW/Digital
DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest, Oct 7-9, 2011 - SSB/CW/Digital


YLRL Contest Log Submission Page

YLRL's Current Vice-President is:

Cheryl Muhr, N0WBV
PO Box 342
Littleton, CO 80160
Email: n0wbv@earthlink.net

General Rules for YLRL Contests

1. Check to make certain you are sending logs to the CURRENT Vice-President.
2. Logs must be postmarked no later than 30 days after each contest ends.
3. Scoring:
4. Logs:

5. Exchange: Station worked, QSO number given and received, RS(T) given and received, and section/province/country.

6. Entry categories:  Single operator and YL clubs/groups.new tag


YL-OM Contest

SSB/CW/Digital: 1400 UTC February 11, 2011 to 0200 UTC February 13, 2011

ELIGIBILITY: All licensed men and women operators throughout the world are invited to participate.
PROCEDURE: OMs call "CQ-YL" and YLs call "CQ-OM."
OPERATION: All bands may be used except WARC bands. Net contacts and repeater contacts do not count. Participants may work only 24 hours of the 36 hours in each contest. Operating breaks should be indicated in the log
EXCHANGE: Station worked, QSO number, RS(T), ARRL section, VE province, or country. Entries in log should also show time, band, and date.
SCORING:
(1) Phone and CW will be scored as separate contests. Digital contacts (RTTY, PSK31, etc) count as CW. Score each band separately.
(2) One point is earned for each different station worked on each band; YLs count only OMs and OMs count only YLs. Add together the QSO points earned for each band.
(3) Multiply the number of QSOs by the total number of different ARRL sections/VE provinces/ countries worked. A multiplier is counted only once in each mode (ie SSB, CW).
(4) Contestants running 5W or less will be considered QRP and earn a power factor of 3. Contestants running 5W to 100W will be considered low power and earn a power factor of 1.5. Contestants running over 100W will be high power.  If no transmitter power is listed on logs, no power factor will be given.
LOGS: All logs must how your ARRL section, province, or country to qualify for awards. For each QSO, logs must show the station worked, QSO number given and received, RS(T) given and received, the ARRL section, VE province, or country of the station worked, time, band, and date. Logs must also state the power output used and the operating breaks taken. If you have 200 or more QSOs, submit a separate log for each band and submit a "dupe" sheet. Remember to file separate logs for each contest. Logs must show claimed score. All logs go to the current YLRL Vice President and must be submitted within 30 days of contest ends.
AWARDS: Highest scoring YL, OM, YL group/club in SSB and CW will each receive a first place cup provided there are at least 10 valid contacts. The second and third place winners in each contest will receive certificates. The winner of the SSB contest cup is also eligible to win the CW cup. Certificates will be awarded to the highest scoring YL, OM, YL club/group of each U.S./province/country, provided there are at least ten valid contacts on the log.

DX /NA YL Anniversary Contest (combines the DX YL, North American YL & YL Anniversary Party Contest)

SSB/CW/Digital: 1400 UTC Oct 7, 2011 to 0200 UTC Oct 9, 2011

ELIGIBILITY: All licensed women operators throughout the world are invited to participate. YL groups/clubs may also may also participate provided the YLs operating are listed at the end of the log.  Only YLRL members are eligible for the Corcoran and Hager awards.
PROCEDURE: DX YLs call "CQ North American YL". North American YLs call "CQ DX YL."
OPERATION: All bands may be used except WARC bands. Contacts with OMs do not count. Net contacts and repeater contacts do not count. Participants may work only 24 hours of the 36 hours in each contest. Operating breaks should be shown in the log.
EXCHANGE: Station worked, QSO number, RS(T), ARRL section/VE province/country. Entries in log should also show time, band, date, and transmitter power.
SCORING:
(1) Phone and CW and SSB will be scored as separate contests. Digital contacts (RTTY, PSK31, etc) count as CW. Submit separate logs for each contest.
(2) All YLs within one of the U.S. ARRL sections or within a Canadian province shall score one point for each QSO with another station located within a section or province.
(3) Score two points for each contact with a station not located within an ARRL section or province or on another continent, i.e., DX. (DX stations are defined as those not located within an ARRL section or province.)
(4) Multiply the number of QSOs by the total number of different ARRL sections/VE provinces/countries worked. A multiplier is counted only once in each mode (ie SSB, CW).
(5) Contestants running 5W or less will be considered QRP and earn a power factor of 3. Contestants running 5W to 100W will be considered low power and earn a power factor of 1.5. Contestants running over 100W will be high power.  If no transmitter power is listed on logs, no power factor will be given.
LOGS: All logs must show your ARRL section/VE province/country to qualify for awards. Logs must show the station worked, QSO number, RS(T) given and received, ARRL section/VE province/country of the station worked. The time, band, date and transmitter power should also be included. Logs must also state the power output used and the operating breaks taken. If you have 200 or more QSOs, submit a separate log for each band and submit a "dupe" sheet. Remember to file separate logs for each mode. Logs must show claimed score. All logs go to the current YLRL Vice President and must be submitted within 30 days of contest ends.
AWARDS: Highest scoring DXYL, NAYL and YL group/club in SSB and CW will each receive a first place cup provided there are at least 10 valid contacts. The second and third place winners in each contest will receive certificates. Certificates will be awarded to the highest scoring YLs of  each U.S. section/province/country, provided there are at least ten valid contacts on the log.
CORCORAN AWARD: A plaque will be given for the highest combined CW and SSB score for YLRL member living within a state or province.
HAGER AWARD: A plaque will be given for the highest combined CW and SSB score for a YLRL member living within a DX country.

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