Young Ladies (YLs)

Ladies, we need to get together and have a night or afternoon out! Maybe get a 2 meter net going for just YL’s!

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Michelle Carey W5MQC is the District 5 Representative (Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Arkansas), and she her current PowerPoint Presentation is available by clicking here. Please contact her if you’d like her to visit with your local group.

Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL)

For more information on Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL) and to become a member, visit their web site at


Alaska Pacific Preparedness Net

This net meets weekdays (Monday through Friday) on 14.292 MHz, at 11:30 am Central Time.

Tangle Net

This net meets Thursdays on 14.295 MHz at 1800 UTC (1:00 pm CDT or 12:00 pm CST). Pat K7DUC is the net control, and Sue KA6SOC is the assistant net control.

Thursday Evening Night YL Net

This net meets Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm Central Time (0100 UTC in Summer, 0200 UTC in Winter) on 14.288 MHz or thereabouts. Anne Manna WB1ARU, is your net control.

Minnow Net

On Thursday evenings at 9:30 pm Central Time (0230 UTC in Summer, 0330 UTC in Winter) on the ALARA Echolink Conference node 286905.

Those ladies in the North Fulton area of Atlanta are welcome to use the NF4GA repeater on 145.470 (-) PL 100, but please bear in mind that if we experience excessive delays or other technical problems, we may be forced to disconnect the repeater from the net.

We would also like to invite you to the DoDropIn Chat Room on Echolink. All you need is a web browser and you’re in! Sign in using your callsign and name in the first field – ignore the second one! Share links, pictures, and smileys at the “big” chatroom here: DoDropIn We invite all YLs from around the world to join in, so please tell your YL friends and club members to join us each and every Thursday!

OMs are always welcome to listen, but we kindly ask that only YLs check into the net.

YL Digital Nights

Interested in  YL digital, cw, ssb?

DX/NA YL Anniversary Contest

September 30th to October 2nd
1400 UTC – 0200 UTC

For more information on the contest you can click here.

Young Ladies Radio League (YLRL) Scholarships

The YLRL provides two scholarships of $2000 and one of $1000 each year. These scholarships are offered in memory of the two founding mothers – Ethel Smith K4LMB, and Mary Lou Brown NM7M. The third Scholarship is to honor Marte Wessel K0EPE. Marte was the driving force for the Scholarship Drive every 3 years. Unfortunately, Marte became a Silent Key on Sept 23, 2014.

The scholarships are granted to “worthy Young Ladies for continuing their education, with preference given to those in academic study of communications and electronics or related arts and sciences” as according to the YLRL by-laws. A ham license is currently mandatory for all scholarships being administered by the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) as these three are.


The Young Ladies Radio League sponsors three scholarships:

  • The Ethel Smith K4LMB, Memorial Scholarship which pays $2,000.
  • The Mary Lou Brown NM7N, Memorial Scholarship which pays $2,000.
  • The Martha “Marte” Wessel K0EPE, Memorial Scholarship which pays $1,000.
  • a. Applicants must be female and
  • b. Hold at least an FCC Technician Class or equivalent foreign authorization and
  • c. 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 typically April 15, each year. The next years’ information will be posted in October, each year on the Foundation for Amateur Radio (FAR) web site.

For more information about the scholarships, feel free to contact Linda Hynan AC5QQ by email at: [email protected]

The Birth of 33

Clara had her ticket
She also had a rig
Because she was just startin
It wasn’t very big
She slowly tuned the crystal,
And watched the meter drop.
Then tapped the key a couple times
To be sure it wouldn’t stop.
Now everything was ready,
She called a short CQ
And received an answer
On thirty-six sixty-two.
They chewed the fat ’bout stuff and things.
“bout dresses, work and dates.
They finally called it QRT
the girl sent eighty-eights.
Clara though it might be funny
Whether it be Miss or Mrs.
To end a perfect QSO
by sending “Love and Kisses”
It sounds too sentimental;
Just a little too much “goo”
To be sending “Love and Kisses”
to a girl the same as you.
For an entire week she pondered;
Wouldn’t even touch the rig.
She pushed her slide rul by the hour,
Employing “logs” and “trig”
She added and subtracted.
What could the answer be?
To reach a happy medium
Twixt eighty-eight and seventy-three.
Clara finally looked up from her work
All smiles and not forlorn.
Twas July in Nineteen Forty
that thirty-three was born.
There’s no real definition
Bit it’s meaning is known well.
It’s how a YL says good evening
To another friend YL.
Author Unknown.