WHAT IS YLRL?
. . . . AND WHAT CAN IT DO FOR ME?
YLRLWho Are They?
Organized in 1939, YLRL is a nonprofit organization of women Amateur Radio Licensees. With a membership of approximately 1100, it is international in scope with about 200 of those members who are DX YLs. The original founding mothers of YLRL are:
||Marjorie, W7GXI, SK
||Jean, W5HYF, SK|
||Ethel, K4LMB, SK
||Lenore, W6NAZ, SK|
||Genevieve, W6RGX, SK
||Mary, W8SMM, SK|
|Anita, W8TAY, SK
||Loretta, exW0UA, SK
||Carol, W6WSV, SK|
||Ethel, VE2HI, SK
The YLRL (Young Ladies' Radio League) exists to encourage and assist YLs (Young
Ladies) throughout the world to enter into the Amateur Radio Service. There are
a variety of interests to offer licensed YLs: Traffic Handling, Public Service,
Civil Defense, Contests, Awards, DX, etc., on AM, CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, AMTOR, Packet and Satellite. Of course, there are the infinite
benefits derived from just plain gal-to-gal ragchewing and the resulting
friendships. You are always welcome in any YLRL activity. Come on inthe
YLs are anxious to meet you!
YLRL sponsors and otherwise carries out programs to promote YL interest,
appreciation, and understanding of radio communications and electronics.
Through these programs, it encourages YLs to advance and improve their skills
as Amateur Radio operators.
YLRL Contributes to International Goodwill
YLRL offers YLs the opportunity to host foreign YLs during their visits to the
United States and to sponsor their participation in YLRL activities.
You man know about local YL nets in your area, listen in, and join up. YL
nets are fun. Among the larger nationwide nets are YL Open House, Wed., 1900
UTC (1800 spring and summer) on 14.288 MHz; YL Tangle Net, Thurs., 1800 UTC
on 14.298 MHz; and YL Roses Net, Mon., 1800 UTC on 28.433. Of course, these
frequencies are approximate. Tune around the band and you will hear YLs
chatting away. If you miss the call for your area, break in between transmissions
and DON'T GIVE UP if you're not heard the first time. We Want YOU!
provide the easiest way for you to meet other YLs and give you a chance to
qualify for the various YL awards.
YLRL encourages Amateur Radio competition between YLs by offering certificates,
trophies, etc., for demonstrated excellence in such operating competitions.
All the dates and rules are published in YL Harmonics.
Following is a list of our contests, giving the
length of the contest and the months in which they are usually held:
- YL/OM24 hoursFebruary
- DX / North American YL Anniversary Party24 hoursOctober
Specialized Services Offered
The YLRL offers a program of specialized service to blind YLs through the
Tape Topics program. YL Harmonics is sent to the
visually impaired members upon request. For more information, contact the
Tape Topic Librarians .
Each year, more than 30 members give their time and energies to the necessary
jobs of administration, publicity, editing and writing for YL Harmonics,
contest log checking, certificates custodianship, acting on
committees and as
District Chairmen in the different areas. Since the administration of
YLRL (a nonprofit organization) is by unpaid volunteers it is always
appreciated when members cooperate.
Your talents are always appreciated:
- To reach prospective members, YLs introduce the hobby to friends and relatives.
- To fill an office, YLs say "Yes" when the Nominating Committee asks them to
run for an office. This is a good way to become a working part of YLRL.
- Constructive criticism is always welcome When you have any such suggestions
to offer, just contact the YL in charge of that area. All officers and committee
chairmen are listed inside the front and back covers of YL Harmonics. Just
forward your ideas to one of them. Don't be surprised when you are invited to
participate in the development of your idea. Who would be better to implement an
idea than the one who conceived it?
- The membership list is updated almost daily. In order to assure a place in
the Directory each year, pay your dues before March 1st. Reminder notices are
published in YL Harmonics every year.
The YLRL provides scholarship funds to worthy YLs to continue their educations,
with preference given to those in the academic study of communications and
electronics or related arts and sciences.
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Last Updated: November 16, 2009
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