AWARDS of the YL International Single Sideband System

 

NOTE: Unless specifically indicated otherwise, all contacts for awards must be made with individual member stations. Multiple contacts with the same station will not qualify for the awards.  PLEASE NOTE: As of July 9, 2022, there is no longer a $5 fee to apply for any Monthly or Special Day award.

OCTOBER: HALLOWEEN AWARD 2022: October 1 thru 31, 2022

Contact 31 members with a membership number ending with a 3 or a 1

Email your qualifiying QSO’s to: 

Lynn Janes, N0PMQ
Elsie Janes N0ESJ
7415 S 525 Road
El Dorado Springs, MO 64744
awards@ylsystem.org

Special Days

For the year 2022, the YLISSB has set aside special days each month to work for a special DAILY AWARD. There are also special MONTHLY AWARDS that are listed in the Awards Criteria. For the SPECIAL DAYS, the hunting is just for that day, but it can be obtained by working stations on System frequencies on different bands. For instance, if the award says January 22, you can work K4ICA on the 20 M System at any time on January 8, and you can also count K4ICA if you work it on the 40 M System. IF you complete all 12 Special Day awards for 2021, you will be given a special Award at the next convention. A special request goes out to those members holding the particular noted awards or honor required for obtaining the Special Day award. Please make an effort on those days to be on the System to help our fellow members qualify for the awards.  K4ICA may count for more than one contact.  Check the web page for final details.

 

EMAIL your qualifiying QSO’s to:

Lynn Janes, N0PMQ
Elsie Janes N0ESJ
7415 S 525 Road
El Dorado Springs, MO 64744
lynnjanes@ymail.com or elsiejanes@yahoo.com

January 20 – SNOWFLAKE AWARD Contact nine (9) members whose call signs contain one (1) letter S, N, O, W, F, L, A, K, and E. One contact for each letter.  K4ICA will count as one (1) contact.

February 7 – HAPPY BIRTHDAY   This is our 60th Birthday. Contact twelve (12) Officers, Emeritus Council Members, or Committee Chairmen.   K4ICA will count for three( 3) contacts.  List will be provided after January 1.

March 17 – IRISH AWARD  Contact ten (10) members whose sideband number ends with a “1” or a “7” or any Irish stations. Irish stations count for two (2) contacts. K4ICA counts as two (2) contacts.

April 07 – AMBASSADOR AWARD Contact Ten (10) Ambassadors or Ambassadors Extraordinaire of the YLISSB. K4ICA will count as two (2) contacts. Because many of our Ambassadors also hold the honor Ambassador Extraordinaire, those members can only be used once. No duplicates will be allowed. List will be provided after January 1.

May 4– MAY DAY AWARD      Contact ten (10) members whose YLISSB numbers are below 17,000. K4ICA will count for two (2) contacts.

June 6 – JUNE CUARTRO AWARD Contact five (5) members whose number ends with a four (4.) K4ICA counts as one (1) contact.

July 5 – FIRST RESPONDERS AWARD  Contact six (6) members as designated on Netlogger. K4ICA will count as one (1) contact.

August 2 – TFO DAY AWARD Contact ten (10) stations that have TFO numbers. K4ICA counts as one (1) contact.

September 21 – AUTUMN DAY AWARD Contact nine (9) members whose Sideband number ends in a nine (9) or a zero (0). K4ICA will count as 2 contacts. Only 1 contact per individual member will qualify for the award—example: if the contact is made on 20 meters, that station cannot be used on 40 meters. K4ICA will count as one (1) contact on both 20 and 40 meters

October 6 – JACK-O-LANTERN AWARD Contact ten (10) members whose YLISSB number ends in a one (1) or three (3). K4ICA counts as one (1) contact.

November 9 – NOVEMBER LIBERTY AWARD Contact ten (10) members who are designated a Veteran on Netlogger. K4ICA will count as one (1) contact.

December 6 –SANTA AWARD Contact ten (10) members to spell Santa Claus using any letters from the call sign suffix and first name as it is shown on Netlogger. .One contact for each letter. The contacts used for the Santa Award cannot be used on that day for the SANTA MONTHLY AWARD. K4ICA will count as one (1) contact.

 

Ambassador Corps Award

Issued for contacting 14 Ambassador Corps members plus one Ambassador Extraordinaire.
Click here to find out more.

APOLLO

Contact holders of the TFO Certificate, the TFO Trophy, or The Rigel Trophy. Click to find out more. 

Autumn Award

This award is earned by working any 50 members during the Second and Third daily periods and ONLY during the months of September, October, and November. Click to find out more. 

 

Century

The initial award is issued for working a mix of YL / OM  members with membership numbers ending with 00 through 99…
Click to find out more. 

Eyeball Fellowship Award

Within a 12 month period, personally meet members of the System that live at least 50 miles from your home QTH.  Click to find out more. 

Louisiana Purchase Award

Contact member stations in each of 15 states or Canadian Territories.
Click to find out more. 

Service

Issued to Daytime System,  Sunrise Portion,and Moonbeam Control Stations, and their assistants for 100 hours as a Control Station.  Click to find out more. 

Spring Award

This award is earned by working any 50 members… Click to find out more. 

Summer Award

This award is earned by working any  50 members beginning on during the System’s  First and Second daily periods and ONLY during the months of June, July, and August.

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TFO Certificate

  Click to find out more. 

USA 17 Meter WAS Award

This award is attained by working a member in all 50 of the United States on 17 meters. System.
Click to find out more. 

USA 20 Meter WAS Award

Issued for working a member station in each of the 50 States on the System’s 20 meter frequency of 14.332 MHz. Click to find out more. 

USA 40 Meter WAS Award

This award is attained by working a member in all 50 of the United States on 40 meters
Click to find out more. 

 

WAS - Worked All States

This award is earned by working one (1) member in each of the 50 states for a total of 50 contacts.

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WINTER AWARD

This award is earned by working any  50 members ONLY during the months of December, January, and February.
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25 Year Certificate

Start date Your 25th Anniversary as a YLISSB System Member. 
Click here to find out more.

 

50 Year Award

Start date Your 50th Anniversary as a YLISSB System.
Click to find out more. 

Special Monthly Awards

Jamuary Snow Award

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February: YL SYSTEM BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

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March: MARCH MADNESS

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April: PRESIDENT’S AWARD

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May: Old Timer's Award

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June: Summer Solstice

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July Independence Award

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August: Summer Heat Award

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September: Autumn Eagle Award

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October: Halloween Award

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November Veteran's Award

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Santa Award

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Plaques

Ambassador Extraordinaire

Cornerstone

Click here to find out more.

Moonbeam

Click here to find out more.

Pegasus

Click here to find out more.

Rigel

Click here to find out more.

Silent Service Award

Click here to find out more.

TFO of the Year

Click here to find out more.

AWARDS ADMINISTRATIVE:

REV.  11-01-2015

 

  1. The Sidebander’s Award Program is an HONOR SYSTEM.  This means, that as a member of the YLISSB, you are on your honor. When you say that you have met the requirements submitted on any application, that’s it!

QSL cards are NOT required – only log extracts.  The minimum information required is Date, Time, Call Sign, Sideband Number, and Frequency.  Additional information is acceptable, but not essential.  A minimum signal report of 2 – 2 is required.  If either number is a 1, it is not acceptable.

  1. Each award is administered by an Award Manager.  Upon completion of your application, send it, and any fee, to the appropriate manager.
  1. Print as clearly as possible, so that there will be no question as to your meaning of an entry.  PLEASE !!! use only one side of the paper and put your call on the top of each page.
  1. Make fees payable to the appropriate Award Manager.
  1. Award Managers will NOT facilitate any request requiring research of prior certificates, or numbers.  Once issued, it is also each member’s own responsibility to maintain records for future application of awards requiring the submission of certificate dates, and numbers – such as the Pegasus.
  1. ALL Awards – may be completed on any band or combination of bands during regular session(s) of the YLISSB, unless the particular award requires that it be competed on a specific band or session of the YLISSB. A member station may be used only once for an award unless the award rules specifically state otherwise.

All awards may again be completed for almost any endorsement that you may desire. These may include all YL, all OM, all VW Beetle mobile, all XYL, or multi-band. The potential is virtually endless

  1. If you have earned a specific award for which your call sign should be listed in the annual copy of the VOICE, and your call is NOT listed, it is  your responsibility to notify the respective award manager.
  1. After many changes of managers, over more than a 50-year history of our organization, things do get lost, or inadvertently missed.  If you say you have a certificate, which is not listed, send the information to the current Award Coordinator, or the current President, for inclusion in the next issue of the Voice.
  1. The Pegasus award represents the level of achievement on the part of a member requiring a very significant effort. It takes 1500 points, earned from a combined score of indivi9dual awards, and plaques, to qualify for “The Pegasus”.  The number of points earned for each award are shown as a parenthe4tical notation immediately following each awards title.

SPECIAL NOTICE:  (1) The African, Apex, Kangaroo and U.S. Presidents Awards are now discontinued.

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