YLRL Special Contests

Here you will find the 2 special contests that YLRL has for you

YL~OM Contest

SSB/CW/Digital
1400 UTC February 8, 2020 - 0200 UTC February 10, 2020

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
Phone and CW will be scored as separate contests. Digital contacts (RTTY, PSK31, etc) count as CW. Score each band separately.
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.
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).
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.  For manual log, please click  YL-OM Contest Form.

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.

Please send manual logs to:

Barbara Yasson, AC7UH
13208 NE 5th Ave.
Vancouver WA   98685-2679

Email digital logs HERE

DX/NA~YL Contest

SSB/CW/Digital
1400 UTC October 5 - 0200 UTC October 7, 2019

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
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.
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."
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.)
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).
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, RST 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.  For manual log please click DX-NA YL Contest Form

AWARDS
Highest scoring DX-YL, NA-YL 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.

Please send manual logs to:

Barbara Yasson, AC7UH
13208 NE 5th Ave.
Vancouver WA   98685-2679

Email digital logs HERE