President's Monthly Message 



September, 2018


Great progress has been made on the new YLISSB Web Page.  We hope to have it operational soon after the 1st of September.  We will let you know when it is ready to check out.



The YL System, which is now celebrating its fifty-fifth year of existence, is a SYSTEM.  It is not a NET.  Our founder called it a System, and for the past 55 years, that is what it has been…so please, DO NOT refer to it as a net. 



BOOK YOUR ROOM NOW!  The hotel has given us a fantastic rate of $125.00 per night, plus tax, which is about 50% off the going rate for this time of year.  This rate is only valid for stays from June 5 through 8.  If you wish to come earlier or stay later, they have given us their Government rate, which is $154.00, plus tax per day.  The government rate may only be available for a limited time, so if you are thinking that you might come to the Convention, and there is a possibility you might want to come earlier or stay later, now is the time to book to get that rate.  They do charge the first night rent as a deposit for any reservation, but it is fully refundable up to 48 hours before check in.

You can book online at using the code, HAM19.  Or, you can call Mandi at 907-374-7170, Monday through Friday.

Elsewhere in this issue of the Communicator, you will find information about some of the fantastic tours that are planned for Convention 2019.  I urge you to start saving your pennies so you can attend this fun-filled event in Fairbanks, Alaska.  I hope to see you there.   



Bob, NC4RP, is doing an excellent job as our Information Officer as well as our Net Logger Coordinator.  The information he is gathering is so important to the System, that we think it would be a great idea if he had an Assistant.  So, is anyone interested in acting as an Assistant to Bob?  The information officer is responsible for maintaining a master membership database.  Bob also keeps the Net Logger profile updated and available.  If you are interested, please contact me at



September is our beautiful Autumn Eagle Award.  From September 1 through September 30, contact 25 members with a membership number ending with either a number 6 or a number 8 to qualify for this stunning award.    


73’s Rose, KL7FQQ