Welcome to the  Monthly Upcoming Events Page

The more folks we get to check into these contests, the better, you know the motto - "The More the Merrier".

This is all that I have at the moment folks, if you know of any events, please let me know asap.

March 2019

Date Event 
2-3 ARRL Inter. DX Contest, SSB ~ 0000Z, Mar 2 - 2400Z, Mar 3
8 Int'l YL activity on World Women's Day ~ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC
9-10 RSGB Commonwealth Contest~ 1000Z, Mar 9 - 1000Z, Mar 10
Oklahoma QSO Party ~ 1500Z, Mar 9 - 0200Z,  & 1400Z-2100Z, Mar 10
QCWA QSO Party ~ 1800Z, Mar 9 - 1800Z, Mar 10
Idaho QSO Party ~ 11900Z, Mar 9 - 1900Z, Mar 10
10 North American Sprint, RTTY ~ 0000Z-0400Z, Mar 10
10-11 Wisconsin QSO Party ~ 1800Z, Mar 10 -0100Z, Mar 11
16 Feld Hell Sprint ~ 2000Z-2159Z, Mar 16
17 St. Patrick's Day
16-17 Virginia QSO Party ~ 1400Z, Mar 16 - 0400Z  &1200Z-2400Z, Mar 17
Louisiana QSO Party ~ 1400Z, Mar 16 to 0200Z, Mar 17
17 Feld Hell Sprint ~ 1900Z-2059Z, Feb 17
19 & 23 CLARA Chatter Party~ 1700Z, Mar 19 to 1700Z, Mar 20 and
1700Z, Mar 23 to 1700Z, Mar 24
24 North American SSB Sprint Contest ~ 0000Z-0400Z, Mar 24


History of Saint Patrick's Day

The history of St. Patrick's Day 2019 dates back to the early 17th century when it was made an official Christian feast day by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Lutheran Church. The day remembers Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish.

The holiday has been celebrated on the North American continent since the 17th century. Irish-American immigrants brought Saint Patrick's Day to the United States. The first civic and public celebration of Saint Patrick's Day in the 13 colonies took place in Boston, Massachusetts in 1737.

In 1780 General George Washington commanded soldiers of Irish descent in the Continental Army and allowed his troops a holiday on March 17. This event became known as The St. Patrick's Day Encampment of 1780. St. Patrick's Day 2019, while not a legal holiday throughout the entire the United States, is nonetheless widely recognised and observed throughout the country.



SYLRA  (Scandinavian Young Ladies Radio Amateurs)


MEETING IN NORWAY 2019, Sept 9 - 15

Dear Yls

SYLRA came together in Copenhagen 15th August 2003 to found the first joint YL organization. The SYLRA board is populated by one member from each of the five Nordic countries. SYLRA membership is open to ALL YLs. The countries that host the meetings are in this order: OZ – Denmark; TF – Iceland; SM – Sweden; LA – Norway; OH – Finland SYLRA has meetings every other year; the last in 2017 was in Kungsbacka, Sweden.

SYLRA (Scandinavian Young Ladies RadioAmateurs) meeting Norway 2019 MS Trollfjord (above), from Bergen to Kirkenes (map below), September 9th to 15th, 2019. Sail the beautiful coastline of Norway and cross the Arctic circle;, see the fjords and towns along this special “coastal road”. For registration and more information go to website: https://www.sylra.is/ PS - SYLRA conference in Oslo just before the Hurtigruten trip, 5-8th of September, 2019.

NB: Please respond by January 20th, 2019 (see below) Anna Henriksdóttir Wed, 12 Dec, 2018 Final prices SYLRA meeting 2019 in Norway We have now the final prices for the above meeting on Hurtigruten’s, MS Trollfjord, from Bergen to Kirkenes, September 9th to 15th, 2019.


Sweden Tour Map

The prices include: 6 breakfast; 5 lunch, 5x 3-courses dinner Gala dinner.

OBS! All beverages are self-paid!
~Prices for the tour are; Double, inside cabin: NOK 13. 410, - per person
~Double, outside cabin: NOK 15.515,- per person
~Single, inside cabin: NOK 19.755,- per person
~Single, outside cabin: NOK 22.813,- per person
~Double, outside cabin, upgraded to upper deck: NOK 19.338,- per person.

We are sending you this e-mail now, because we need your feedback as soon as possible regarding your participation or not. This is due to limited inside and outside cabins.

When we have received the feedback from you, a list of suggestions and prices for activities on this tour, will be sent you. NB: We need to hear from you within January 20th, 2019.

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LA8FOA Ingrid LA6RHA Unni
lullen55@gmail.com la6rha@online.no
+47 458 16 614 +47 915 57 887




Link to MS Trollfjord:
Link to Hurtigruta

As more information becomes available,  you will be able to find it on the SYLRA website:


16 Nov 2018


We just wanted to point out that there is an ongoing survey on the SYLRA web site.

Please take a look and tell us if you want to participate in SYLRA meeting in Norway in 2019.


Please click on the Survey button and participate.

Please note that this is not a registration, but just a survey to make it easier to plan the event.

88 from the SYLRA team.