Girl Power Meets RF Power
A young lady at the controls of a powerful radio transmitter, leaning over a smoldering soldering iron, climbing a tower, or designing the next generation of electronic circuitry is becoming increasingly common place.
Our abilities as skilled radio operators and technicians has been proven in industry, law enforcement, space exploration, and in the hardships of war.
As the ladies of amateur radio, we share many facets of our hobby with male hams. However girls, as we already know....things are often improved with a ladies touch.
Celebrating Amateur Radio
S.O.A.R. meetings, special event stations, contests, and on air networks, workshops, luncheons, and other activities are designed to enhance the amateur radio experience for women.
Emphasis is placed on community service, social interaction, and technical advancement......all from a ladies perspective.
YL's worldwide share a special bond....one of "sisterhood." Not only do YL's gather on the air, but they also join each other at conventions, retreats, expositions, and special events all over the planet.
Every two years....at a different international location....YL Worldwide convenes as we celebrate our sisterhood in amateur radio.
The urge to SOAR
Take your ham radio experience to new heights. Spread your wings and join the ladies of S.O.A.R.
Elizabeth Bigley KD7RIN named as 2016 Legacy Award winner
SOAR has named the 2016 recipient of the annual Legacy Award and this years honoree is one of our own.
Elizabeth Bigley KD7RIN, a co-founder of the organization and president of the Las Vegas Chapter, was presented the award during a December 17th Holiday luncheon hosted by SOAR in Henderson, Nevada.
The SOAR Legacy Award seeks to honor those women who have made a significant contribution to the advancement and continuation of amateur radio, especially among women and girls.
Elizabeth has worked tirelessly in her efforts to integrate women and girls into amateur radio activities. In addition to her SOAR activities, Liz is a Volunteer Examiner, a SKYWARN volunteer. a member of the Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network, and helps with the organization of a number of hamfests throughout the country,
Once Again YL's March In Parade
This past Saturday the Sisterhood Of Amateur Radio decorated a vehicle and marched in the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce's "Santa's Electric Night Parade". This is the second year that the group represented amateur radio in the parade.
The club featured photographs on their vehicle of famous women past and present who are ham radio operators.
Last year the group kicked off their celebration of the ARRL Centennial year by marching in the parade dressed as women operators from the different era's of the ARRL's existence.
The parade is being re-broadcast at 6:00 PM each night until the end of the year on Cox Channel 96 or it can be seen as streaming video at the same time at: www.cox96.net
YL's Take It 'Railroad Mobile'
SOAR Operates Special Event From Santa Train
As part of a full day of amateur radio activities, on December 6th, members of the Sisterhood Of Amateur Radio climbed aboard the Nevada Southern Railway in Boulder City and operated "Railroad Mobile".
While in town to participate in the Santa's Electric Night Parade, the SOAR ladies took a break from decorating their parade entry to ride the rails with Santa and Mrs. Clause on the NSR Santa Train. Of course they brought along their portable radios to work contacts via Echolink and IRLP.