The Young Ladies PSK Award Series (YLPA) was devised by the European PSK Club on 22nd
May 2008. This was to sponsor a series of PSK awards for contacts with
YL stations. Any award in this series may be claimed by any licensed
radio amateur, club station or DMS/SWL eligible under these Rules who
can produce evidence of having contacted or monitored ladies on PSK
modes. Contacts count on or after 10th June 2006. The award manager is
are not required. Awards are issued to the person or club. The person
or club can use any legal call sign. Contacts made from club stations
or special event stations count to the credit of both the club and the
operator. All stations must be operated in accordance with their
licensing conditions. Contacts may be made from any location in the
same DXCC country. Credit will be given for contacts made on any of the
amateur bands below 30 MHz.
submission for credit of any altered or forged log extractions or,
equally, bad behaviour on or off the air which is judged by the
European PSK Club to bring a particular programme into disrepute may
result in disqualification of the applicant from the Award Programme.
The decision of the award manager on this and other matters of dispute
will be finals.
awards are issued FREE of charge in a high quality PDF format and sent
via email to the applicants. Awards can be printed with the highest
quality and with optimal performance by applicants themselves. The YLPA
series is issued to the EPC members only. If you have any questions,
please do not hesitate to contact the award manager.
are 4 award levels available: YLPA 100, 200, 300, and 400 issued to
those who earn 100, 200, 300, and 400 points for PSK contacts with
different YL amateur radio stations respectively. Each contact with YL
station, member of the EPC is worth 2 points. Each contact with YL
station, non-EPC member is worth 1 point. A multiplier of 1 (one) is
for each different DXCC country operated by YL station. The final score
is the result of the total QSO points multiplied by the sum of DXCC
have worked the same YL station as portable or mobile from the same
DXCC country, it still counts as 1 call sign. For example - 3 contacts
with RK3DNU, RK3DNU/p, and RK3DNU/m give you only 2 points and 1
multiplier. If you have worked later RK3DNU from Kazakhstan like
UN/RK3DNU, this QSO gives you another 2 points and 1 multiplier (in
case if you didn't work another YL from Kazakhstan). The DXCC country
activated by any YL station counts as a multiplier only once. Please
also watch club stations since they can be operated by YLs as well. If
you have worked the same club station operated by different YL
operators, such contacts also give you points and multipliers. For
example - if you have worked MM0EPC (op. Marina) and MM0EPC (op.
Christina), you get 2 points for each QSO, and 1 multiplier (in case if
you didn't work another YL from Scotland).
Please make sure that the COMMENT field in your ADIF log contains #YL code for each contacted personal YL station, or #CSYL code for each contacted club station with YL operator, #
tag is required. This is a mandatory requirement to make able the
manager's software to check your application correctly. The award
manager reserves the right to spot call sign for inspection of applied
contacts. The purpose of this is not to call into question the
integrity of any individual, but rather to ensure the overall integrity
of the EPC award program. More difficult attained specialty awards
(such as YLPA 400) are more likely to be so called. Failure of the
applicant to respond to such spot check will result in non-issuance of
the EPC award.
YLPA Series Application Procedure
Since 1st June 2008 all claims for the EPC awards should be made using our UltimateEPC Award Management Software
written by DK5UR. The award applicant should re-submit his application
when claiming for higher classes of awards. The award manager will keep
all your records in our database. Please make sure before you submit
your ADIF log that you have checked it with the appropriate software.