British Young Ladies AR Association

The British Young Ladies Amateur Radio Association (BYLARA) was founded in April 1979 to further YL operating in Britain and so promote friendship, stimulate interest and, in particular, encourage good operating techniques and courtesy to all operators at all times.

BYLARA is affiliated to the RSGB and membership is open to all. Since its formation BYLARA has been instrumental in establishing several YL activities which include:-

  • Get-togethers organised at various Rallies throughout the country. In April 2014 Val, G6MML, & Elaine, 2E1BVS, won the Club Stand Trophy at Norbreck Rally with their display of club activities.
  • A quarterly Newsletter. All news and views will be welcomed by the Editor.
  • The BYLARA Award and Scottish BYLARA Award,  available for working BYLARA Members and other Yls.
  • Activity days 6th of every month. Call CQ YL on the hour on frequencies ending in 88
  • Wednesday 40m nets on 7.175 +/- QRM run by Jenni, M0HZT, The nets run from 07.00 – 0900, 11.00 – 13.00 and 20.00 – 2200, using callsign M0BYL
  • Activations of lighthouses in Shetland and Fair Isle as well a dxpeditions to the Falklands and Svalbard
  • Our Chairman attends as many Events as possible during the year. So she would be interested to hear from any Club that would like to offer BYLARA a table at their Event or Rally.
  • We support RNLI and Portland Coastal Watch Station during the year.  Raising funds and making people aware of the work they do.

We have a website at as well as a Yahoo group to help us keep in contact ‘off-air’ Do you have a question about amateur radio that you can’t find the answer to? Join our Yahoo group, maybe one of our members knows the answer or where to find it. Contact us via the website, or to our Chairman, Carol Hodges 2E1RHB

BYLARA 35th anniversary

BYLARA,  celebrated its 35th anniversary on 29th April 2014.  The callsign GB35BYL was  on the air on 40m from Chapmanslade Village Hall, Wiltshire BA13 4AP.