Oklahoma City Convention 2018

August 2, 2018 - August 5, 2018



2018 YLRL Convention

We hope we get to meet each of you at the 2018 YLRL Convention in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma this summer.  The convention will be August 2nd through the 5th.  

OKC is a short 15 minute drive from the airport, 3 minutes from the Amtrak station and a nice drive for those driving in.  Oklahoma City is where IH40 and IH35 cross, right in the middle of USA.

The convention will be at the Sheridan Hotel in Downtown Oklahoma City.  All classes and meetings will take place in the One Broadway Ballroom.  There is plenty of room, all YL’s are welcome (we will have a membership table for those that need to finalize their membership or renew).  We are going to have some great speakers, meetings, some learning sessions and a little fun!

The OKC Sheridan has a lounge, coffee bar and a fantastic restaurant. Nearby is the OKC Bricktown Canal, with lots of restaurants, museum’s, and other attractions.  From wine tasting to zip lining, there is something for everyone of every age.

We will start Thursday evening with a meet and greet in the Aria Lounge.  Registration opens Friday at 8:00 am.  We will hear from our current President Marilyn Melhorn, AF7BI.  Ria N2RJ will talk about digital modes.  Andrea Slack, K2EZ is going to get us all Rovering!  Our Banquet will be on Friday evening with Nancy Hall, KC4IYD our Keynote Speaker!  Dinner will be both Chicken and Beef and plenty of vegetable choices.

Saturday morning will be an early start for the Board Members and District Representatives. They have a meeting at 7:30 am in the upper level of the Ballroom.  9:00 am will be the YLRL General Meeting.  This is followed up with Carol Milazzo, KP4MD she will get us all ready to go on a remote vacation, with her class on DeExpedition, holiday style.

After lunch will have roundtables, where YLs can help other YLs in all areas of Amateur Radio.  From setting up your first rig, Logging your contacts, Echolink, DMR , FT8, programming your radio, to antenna's, Elmira's are here to help! Are you ready to upgrade?  We will have VE’s available for a test session (give us the heads up, so we can have the paperwork ready).

There is so much to do in OKC Judi Voeller, N5KUO and Leah Ohse, W3LEO are going to start a blog about them.  Then we can decide which activities you’ll are interested in.  To read the blog click here http://ylrlconvention.org/blog/

For more information, check out the convention website at ylrlconvention.org.  If you are looking for someone to share a ride and room with we have an online forum as well.

We are working on prizes.  If you have something you would like to donate or have connections with a vendor, send me an email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

See you in August!


For even more information on this convention, please click HERE

Please click HERE to go to our Blog

Please click HERE for the Convention Registration Form

Please click HERE for the Convention Schedule (subject to change)



 One Broadway Ballroom, All sessions to be held in this room   Lounge at the Sheraton
Myriad Gardens-Sorry, get me in here and I won't come out!  Entertainment District
 How relaxing is this