CLARA CERTIFICATES

Canadian Ladies Amateur Radio Association Certificate Program

 All QSL cards dated January 1, 1945 or later may be counted. All bands and modes qualify, except 2 meters and VHF Packet. Open to all OM & YL Amateurs worldwide. To request a CLARA Award Certificate please submit a copy of your log, indicating which certificate you are requesting, along with the following information: zone, country operated, call sign worked, YL’s name, date, band, mode. Please supply your email address if you have internet access.

All QSL cards must be in the possession of the applicant but need not be submitted. The Custodian reserves the right to request proof of any contact. The basic certificates are obtained for working and confirming contacts listed for each different category. Endorsements are available for each certificate in increments of 10.

DXCC-YL and WAZ-YL plaques are brushed bronze and black on a walnut finished back, approximately 8X10 inches. (20X25cm).

Fee for all basic certificates:      VE’s     $  5.00 US and DX stns.           $  5.00 U.S.

Endorsements: (each)               VE’s     $  3.00 US and DX stns.           $  3.00 U.S.

Engraved Plaques:                    VE’s     $60.00 US and DX stns.           $60.00 U.S.

Payment to be made to Certificate Custodian. Please enclose SASE if writing for information.

Custodian:
Kathy Steels – VE3GYL
444 Jellicoe Crescent
London, Ontario  N6K 2M5
Canada

CLARA Awards to Achieve

CLARA - WAZ AwardWorked All Zones YL (YL-WAZ)

1. Available to any licensed Amateur in the world.
2. Contact must be made with a duly licensed YL in each of the 4Ø zones in the world.
3. There are no time or band limitations.
4. The list of contacts must be arranged alphabetically

 

CLARA - 10 DX-YL Award

DX YL

1. Available to licensed YL operators only, for working 1Ø  DIFFERENT licensed women operators
outside your own country.
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 1Ø different countries, just 1Ø different DX YLs.
5. The log must be arranged alphabetically by call sign.

CLARA - DXCC YL

 

YL-DXCC

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 1ØØ 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.

 

CLARA - YL Award

Worked All Canadian YLs (WAC-YL)

1. Available to any licensed Amateur in the world.
2. Contact must be made with a duly licensed YL in each of the 1Ø Provinces and 2 Territories
3. There are no time or band limitations.
4. The list of contacts must be arranged alphabetically

For all the above certificates, please send your logs and questions to:

CLARA Custodian:
Kathy Steels – VE3GYL
444 Jellicoe Crescent
London, Ontario  N6K 2M5
Canada

YLRL Certificates to Achieve

For all the certificate below, please send to:

Email:
Val

or

Mail to:
Val Lemko, VE5AQ
1125 Iroquois St. W.
Moose Jaw, Sask. S6H 5C1
Canada


Worked All Zones - DX YL (WAZ-YL)

1. Available to any licensed Amateur in the world.
2. Work YL’s in 10 different CQ Zones to qualify for Certificate with 10-Zone sticker
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. Submit a list of claimed contacts alphabetically arranged by continent.
8. For each additional 10 Zones a sticker can be added.
9. A plaque is available when all 40 CQ Zones are confirmed

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 y0u are applying for a gold or silver sticker when submitting your application.


DX YL

1. Available to licensed YL operators only, for working 10 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 10 different countries, just 1Ø different DX YLs.
5. Use approved DX country list.
6. The log must be arranged alphabetically by call sign.
7. Endorsements: Stickers will be awarded for each 10 additional DX YLs, subject to the same confirmation as above.
When 100 DXYL contacts have been confirmed for 10 DX certificate, you may apply for either the special paper certificate, or the Engraved Plaque as in # 2 above.

 

YL-DXCC ~ Certificate or Engraved Plaque

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.  Use approved DX country list.
6. 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.)

YLRL Grandmother and YLRL Great-Grandmother Awards

This is a certificate that did not originate with the YLRL. It was started by Mary Meyer W9RUKJ(SK) in 1958 as a way to get more YLs involved in having fun on the radio. By just chatting with other YLs you could enjoy the hobby more, and at the same time work towards a nice certificate to hang on the wall in your shack.

After Mary became a silent key, the award was run by Martha Shirley WØZWL until she became a silent key. After that Phyllis Douglas K7SEC oversaw the award until recently.

I was not aware of this award at all until a member of YLRL applied for a YLRL certificate and mentioned she would like to apply for the Grandmother Award but didn't know the procedure. I discussed it with the YLRL officers and they directed me to Phyllis who had not had any applicants for the award for some time. I don't remember if it was Phyllis or a YLRL officer suggested to me that we take it on as a YLRL certification, but I was in favor of it, so they put me in contact with Phyllis who was also in favor of it becoming a YLRL certificate. After that Phyllis sent me everything she had on the award along with a brief history of the award.

I was pleased to see that the original was not only for grandmothers but had a seal for great-grandmothers. While reading over the original rules, I realized that instead of a seal we could just have two certificates---one for collecting names of grandmothers and one for collecting names of great-grandmothers. I did keep it as a stacked award though--in otherwords, you have to receive the grandmother's certificate first and then work on the great-grandmother's certificate. You can't do it the other way around. I've kept the rules very close to what were the original rules.

There is no list of grandmothers or great-grandmothers for you to contact. You have to find them by simply making contacts on the radio and chatting. We all know how to do that. Look for anyone who is a grandmother and log their information as listed in the rules below.

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YLRL GRANDMOTHER AWARDGrandmother Award

1. Available to all licensed amateur radio operators (YLs and OMs).
2. Have QSOs with 15 grandmothers and collect the following information for each --Date of QSO, Time, band, call-sign, name and number of grandchildren.
3. Great-grandchildren DO NOT count for this award (you will understand why later).
4. "Grandchildren" refer to children of your children. Your children and grandchildren can be related biologically, adopted, foster and step children and/or grandchildren. They cannot be the neighbor's children who call you grandma and are not related in any way.
5. Send your log to the YLRL Certificate Manager either by e-mail, or snail mail to receive your certificate. The certificate will be returned by the same method used to send the log, unless you specify a different method.
6. After receiving your Grandmother Award Certificate, you can continue to the next award.
7. If you mail your log in or want a certificate mailed to you, please enclose at least 4 first class US postage stamps. If you live in a DX country and can not get US stamps, the stamps are not necessary.

Great Grandmother AwardYLRL GREAT-GRANDMOTHER AWARD

1. Before you can work on this award you must first complete the GRANDMOTHER AWARD above.
2. Available to all licensed amateur radio operators (YLs and OMs).
3. Have QSOs with 15 great-grandmothers and collect the following information for each--Date of QSO, Time, band, call-sign, name and number of great-grandchildren.
4. "Great-Grandchildren" refer to the children of your children's children. Your children, grandchildren and/or great-grandchildren can be related biologically, adopted, foster and step at any level.
5. Send your log to the YLRL Certificate Manager either by e-mail, or snail mail to receive your certificate.  The certificate will be returned by the same method used to send the log, unless you specify a different method.
6. If you mail your log in or want a certificate mailed to you, please enclose at least 4 first class US postage stamps. If you live in a DX country and cannot get US stamps, the stamps are not necessary.