Sunday, October 31, 2010

DXCC SCORE - YLOTA MEMBER : PA5YL CHANTAL

DXCC worked: 119
DXCC confirmed: no idea :)
Contest of preference: no specific contest, preferably short contests

Friday, October 29, 2010

DXCC SCORE - YLOTA MEMBER : DF5ZV PETRA

DXCC worked : 279 only CW 
DXCC confirmed : 248 only CW
Contest of preference: WPX CW, CQWW CW, CQWW 160m CW, local short time contests in CW also...
I only confirm QSL via bureau !

DXCC SCORE - YLOTA MEMBER : IN3FHE HELGA

DXCC worked : 260 CW
DXCC confirmed : 258 CW
Contest of preference : WW-WPX-RDXC-DX and European Contest - Domestic Contest 

Thursday, October 28, 2010

CQ CQ CQ DE VU2RBI ...

Ms Bharathi (YLOTA Member) earnestly seeking to contact other YL's around the world ! She is very active on HF bands and especially on 15m/12m SSB.  
You can take sked with her at bharathipd@yahoo.com ....

All contacts between member of the YLOTA are welcome and appreciated.


EA1HLW Angeles has already QSO on 15m. 


YLOTA IS !


Source : VU2RBI via YLOTA Mail

THERE ARE LOTS OF YL'S WHO A VERY FAST IN CW....

Hi girls,

from 5th to 9th Oktober I was in Poland and took part in the High Speed Telegraphy Championship of IARU Region 1. It was my first attempt and a great experience. The competition consists of 4 parts: receiving (1 minute groups of 5 figures, letters and mix), transmitting (1 minute groups of 5 figures, letters and mix) and ham radio related stuff like MorseRunner (a pileup of 10 minutes) and RufzXP (50 callsign to type correctly). The results of this competition are now online here :
http://www.hst2010.eu/en/results.html
Categorie A, C, E and G are the different ages of females. Have a look and see, whats possible! The girls have all a callsign and some are even active on the bands! So perhaps you will also try some steps in CW with higher speed? Don't be shy - its fun! Perhaps we will meet at the next High Speed Telegraphy Championship - its the world championship in Ocotber 2011 in Bielefeld/Germany.

DL8DYL Irina

DXCC SCORE - YLOTA MEMBER : DL8DYL IRINA

DXCC worked : 332 only CW
DXCC confirmed : 328 only CW
Contest of preference: WAEDC CW, but also WPX CW, CQWW CW, CQWW 160m CW
as you see : CW is my preferred mode....

DXCC SCORE - YLOTA MEMBER: DK2YL SIGGI

DXCC worked : 166
DXCC confirmed : 94
Contest of preference : Mostly lokal contests, sometimes World Wide. I like Fielddays and operate in a Team because that guarantees fun.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

DXCC SCORE - YLOTA MEMBER : S56ZZZ MARINA

DXCC worked : 173
DXCC confirmed : 70
Contest of preference : CQWWSSB, CQWPXSSB.

SYLRA 2010 CONTEST - S56ZZZ MARINA

Unfortunately, my plan collapsed, so that I wasn't very active in the contest. At the time that I had available I was able to do only five QSO. Thank you all for QSO !

SYLRA 2010 CONTEST - DL3KWR ROSEL

The contest SYLRA ran in the first hours well. In my log where at the and 119 QSOs, of that 115 in CW and 10 with YLs. The QSOs proved 318 points and 49 multiplier, finally 15 582 points.

SYLRA 2010 CONTEST - DK2YL SIGGI

I was only a few hours qrv and was very happy to meet DL3KWR Rosel, YO3FRI Tina, SV2KBS Vicky (5-Bands QSO) and M3ENF Tammie from our YLOTA community in the Contest.
QSO : 68
Score : 9472

SYLRA 2010 CONTEST - PA5YL CHANTAL

Here are my results of participating in the first Sylra contest !
I participated with low power and only had a few hours on Saturday. I worked in both Phone and CW.
I worked 10 YL's and 22 OM's, that gives me 144 QSO points. With 21 multipliers that makes my claimed score: 21 x 144 = 3020 points. It was a fun contest !

73 de Chantal - PA5YL

Sunday, October 24, 2010

SYLRA 2010 CONTEST - SV2KBS VICTORIA

SYLRA Score Summary Sheet

CallSign Used : SV2KBS

Operator Category : SINGLE-OP HIGH YL

Op Time (hrs): 17,5

Band  Mode  QSOs    Pts  Cty
   3,5  CW      68      144   23
   3,5  LSB       1         2    1
     7  CW     149      320   40
     7  LSB      51      102   22
   14  CW     113      234   30
   14  USB    406      892   50
   21  CW     173      354   21
   21  USB    187      410   34
   28  CW       17        32   12
   28  USB      17        34   13

Total  Both  1182     2524  246

Score : 620.904

Yet another great weekend shared with great local buddies !  I think I have never taken part in a YL Contest with such a massive participation, it was awesome !  The OH YLs advertised it very good and I believe that their work was paid off. Hpe to see even bigger participation next year ! 
I enjoyed talking to old radiofriends bt mostly enjoyed making new radiofriends out there !

10m was wide open from early Sunday morning towards AS and AF. As of 10m Saturday propagation I don't have a clue: I slept in Saturday morning and lost the first two hours of the contest, which I assume that must have been the most vivid ones :-)

What I didn't really enjoy was the low bands because of my poor reception (9db QRM at QTH..)
Something else that I didn't enjoy was that everything suffered RF-feedback (my keyboard included) which sometimes felt funny, whilst sometimes annoying.

All in all, it was tons of fun, YL-flavored let alone the band/mode diversity is not only fun bt also a great motivation to play all around in every mode !
And the timing is just perfect: great warm-up for CQWW season !  UFB girls !

P.S.: Next year's target is to work Siggi DK2YL on ALL band/mode slots :-)))  What abt digi ?  I strongly believe that I cannot stick with them, yet my local buddies insist that wonders never cease :-)

DXCC SCORE - YLOTA MEMBER : E70YL ANELA

DXCC worked : 181
DXCC confirmed : 156

SYLRA 2010 CONTEST - S56B ANDREJA

SYLRA Score Summary Sheet

Operator(s) : S56B

Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : MIXED

Band Mode QSOs Pts Cty
3,5 LSB 1 10 1
7 LSB 18 52 8
7 RTTY 6 12 4
14 RTTY 4 8 3
14 USB 227 574 41
21 USB 2 4 2

Total Both 258 660 59

Score : 38.940

Fun, fun, fun,..... best 73's to all de S56B

DXCC SCORE - YLOTA MEMBER : WA1S ANN

DXCC worked : 348
DXCC confirmed : 344
Contest of preference : CQ WW 

SYLRA 2010 CONTEST - M3ENF TAMMIE

My SYLRA results...

Band 14
QSOs 20
Points 104
Countries/Mults 12

Total score 1,248

I think with that score I'll be last :)) But I had fun working the YLs and OMs, heard quite a few more that I couldn't get back to. Was great hearing Victoria SV2KBS and her pileups on both days, I couldn't break them lol...

73/88 Tammie M3ENF

Saturday, October 23, 2010

DXCC SCORE - YLOTA MEMBER : M3ENF TAMMIE

DXCC worked : 79
DXCC confirmed : 39
Contest of preference : CQ WW, CQ WPX, IOTA, any YL contest ...

  ( Info will be updated as I go through my QSL cards, data taken from logs found and uploaded so far! )

DXCC SCORE - YLOTA MEMBER : PB7XYL ANNEKE

DXCC worked : 247
DXCC confirmed : 226

Friday, October 22, 2010

DXCC SCORE - YLOTA MEMBER : YO3FRI TINA

DXCC worked : 321
DXCC confirmed : 320

WELCOME TO YLOTA

I want to welcome all new blog and all those men who read it almost daily.

I hope this blog back up and running as WOTA, and we can have our anecdotes and stories here in our DX.

YL I add another that is active on the radio :

EC7ITA - Alicia
EA2CWX - Miriam

We also wish all the participating in the CQ WW DX good luck and enjoy much of the radio.

I send from here to all and all a very loud greeting.

EA2OSA
Amaia

Thursday, October 21, 2010

SYLRA CONTEST 2010 !

I think that the freshly new SYLRA Contest is a great opportunity for us to warm up for the really "big one" CQWWSSB: check propagation, play around and mostly have fun out there ! 
Hopefully I will be on and work u girls !

The feature that I personally find even more fun and attractive with SYLRA Contest, is that it encourages you to play all-around modes (phone, CW and digi) and bands to pick mults.

So here's an awesome chance for the no-code YLs to make their ham radio life even more exciting: Why not to hook with CW and get nifty multipliers in your log ?! 
After all, CW will be a real boost for your DXCC progress if you like DXing.

If you think that you're just old to learn CW or that CW is not for everybody to learn, then you got it all wrong.
And actually if you never learnt a single dit, that's great news !!  Because then you have serious chances to learn CW the right way, without struggling (please trash/burn any papers/books you have with the alphabet with dots and dashes. Treat yourself by not learning the code optically).

..So you like it and want to learn it !  Awesome !!!

How am I gonna do it ?  There are excellent options for you out there for free:
First of all download this free e-book  http://www.qsl.net/ik0ygj/enu/ZART_r20101008m.pdf
It will be a great companion all along the way !
- If you have online facilities, then www.lcwo.net is a great option. Just make the quickie free registration and let LCWO guide you and learn it.
- Otherwise, I like www.justlearnmorsecode.com program very much. It's very lightweight too and has all the essential features for learning it the right way.
- G4FON Koch Trainer www.g4fon.net is also very nice, with even more specialized training features.
A great starting point is to set your program at 16wpm character speed and 5wpm spacing. With these speeds, code feels so nice and so natural. Whatever you decide to do, just don't start with any character speed below 12wpm. This will force you to analyze each character and thus learn it the wrong way.
Later on, when you'll have built up your CW perception, you can add the two top-notch programs Morse Runner (contest qso's simulation) and RUFZxp (callsign training+speed improvement) to sharpen your skills even more further on and have even more fun then !!

Remember that CW it's easy, it's fun and absolutely everybody can learn it up to a certain speed. Talent, exceptional skills and performance come into discussion when ultra-high speeds are taken into consideration.
But it's essential for you to know also, that CW it's not something that you can learn overnight or within one week. It will take at least one month in the best case scenario, until you start to play with it with confidence.
So be consistent with your training and you'll be excited with the results of your efforts, sooner than you think !

After all, YLOTA hosts some GREAT YL CW ops that I look up to !  You could be one of them !

VY 73
Vicky SV2KBS

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

WAG CONTEST 2010

The WAG contest was versatile much interesting, especially propagation and operation. The normal CW speed is now about 30 wpm. Any friends called me with "88" or "hi Rosel" before call sign or QSO number. After 16 hours was 407 CW QSOs and 118 830 points in my Win-Test log.
I am looking forward for SYLRA contest and WWDX CW end of November.
33/88 de Rosel, DL3KWR

WORKED ALL GERMANY

Now, the WAG Contest is over. It was so much fun.
The result is ok for me.
Claimed QSO 610
Claimed Multi (only) 67
Claimed Score 67 268
73 & 33, Siggi DK2YL

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DXCC WORKED BY YL'S

Hi YL´s !

It is a pleasure to take part in this Blog.

Every week I will write the DXCC I have worked that week.

I hope you also add your DXCC ;-)

88 from EA8MT Dunia


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

HELLO FROM M3ENF ! :-)


Thanks to Steven for putting up another blog :-)

I'm now back on the air after a year away due to personal circumstances. My "station" now consists of a Yaesu FT-950 and a 33 ft centre-fed dipole.

My interests are still contesting and working DX.

Planning a charity event at the moment involving ham radio! Also attending RSGB Convention this coming weekend.



Hope to work you on-air soon !
73s / 88s Tammie M3ENF
JO00dt, Eastbourne, England

Sunday, October 3, 2010

CHANTAL - PA5YL


Hello YL's,


Nice to see you all here on the Blog, I will post YL-related stuff here in the future and hope to copy you on the air!


All the best from PA-land,


73 33 de Chantal-PA5YL



SPECIAL CALL PB88XYL

PB88XYL was the special calsign I had to celebrate 1 year WOTA. Abt 4 oktober till 31 oktober I will activate this callsign again. I will be on air as much as possible. I am glad we can meet again in this blog. Hope to meet you all

73 & 88 Anneke PB7XYL

Friday, October 1, 2010

ACTIVE YL - DXCC

Source OH2AQ - DXSummit 2010 :

3A2MD Laura - EA8MT Dunia - ZS2CR Colette - VU2SWS Sarla - E70YL Anela - EA1HLW Angeles - AL1G Corliss - YO3FRI Tina - SV2KBS Victoria - PB7XYL Anneke - KT6YL Tiny - KP2YL Ann - P43E Emily - RN6HDX Lili - 7K3EOP Nori - P40YL/AI6YL Sue - GM4YMM Christine - N2MM Carol - VU2RBI Bharathi - EK6YL Anna - RU0SYL Nadia - YY8JJM Antonella - UR7ITU Lussy - PU2AIL Lia - SV9/OE6YRG Petra - BD1EFO Ailian - NP3YL Vilmarie - K1SFA Khrystyne  - SM3LIV Ulla - VK4GH Catherine - HA5TAA Aniko - HB9EGR Regy - OE3MFC Maria - FM4NB Mylène - ON6AN Anita - YC1MAM Lina - KJ4EZA Carissa - DO1HYL Heidi - DL3KWR Rosel - DL7FA Anne - I0MPF Anna - KB6NAN Dianna - IN3FHE Helga - PA5YL Chantal - DL3KWR Rosel - K9DIG Nancy - OZ7EA Elin - 2E0VWI Tracy - S57NW Jelka - RV3ACA Elena - HA8TT Eliza - KC4TIE Mary - PS7YL Monica

DK2YL















Dear YL's, it's very nice that you fill the new blog with live. In October we have a lot of opportunities to meet us on the bands. WAG 16-17Oct (Worked All Germany), 23.-24.Oct SYLRA Contest and 30.-31. Oct CQWW-SSB. I will be QRV and hope to meet you. 73&33 Siggi.

E70YL

Dear YL's,

I am very happy to meet you here, and hope to have a contact with you on frequency...

Best wishes and 73

Anela - E70YL