YL-OM Contest

February 9, 2019 - February 11, 2019

The contest runs 36 hours altogether, but an operator can only participate for 24 hours.

Note: Contest results and Logs go to the current Vice President



1400 UTC February 9, 2019 to 0200 UTC February 11, 2019


All licensed men and women operators throughout the world are invited to participate.


OMs call "CQ-YL" and YLs call "CQ-OM."


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


Station worked, QSO number, RS(T), ARRL section, VE province, or country. Entries in log should also show time, band, and date.


  1. Phone and CW will be scored as separate contests. Digital contacts (RTTY, PSK31, etc) count as CW. Score each band separately.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.


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.


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 use this form for manual logging. Click Here for the form. In addition, electronic logs in Cabrillo format as well as Log forms in PDF format will be accepted as attachments to e-mail sent to: Barbara.  Subject line should be: YL-OM Contest.  Please click HERE

Manual Log forms may be sent via USPS to:
Barbara Yasson AC7UH 
13208 NE 5th Ave. 
Vancouver, WA 98685-2679