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2017 YEAR of the YL Ham Radio Operator



Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family of Joan Paulson VE5TAW who passed away Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Joan was a long time member of CLARA, she will be truly missed by all 

There has been a lot of discussion about money for the CLARA's 50th Birthday Bash. The easiest way for those who do not live in Canada is: 

Go to your bank, ask for an International Money Order in Canadian Funds for the amount that you will be sending into Heather. That way we get the funding in Canadian money. It might cost you a couple of extra dollars to do so, unless you bank says that you are of a certain age and give you the exception.

It's going to be a great party, lots of door prizes, great food and great YLs to re-friend with. 

We really hope to see you there. 


CLARA is doing a 50th Birthday Challenge with Certificates

Please go to the CLARA's 50th Birthday Bash page to see the certificates and the rules.  We sincerely hope that ALL YLs will take in this Challenge.  You do not need to be a CLARA member to participate.  It is also open to OMs.



The New YLRL Annual ward is now on this website.  Sure hope we get more participation on this one this year.

Would all of you YL's who are doing a Quilt Square for the CLARA Quilt please do me 1 favour. Please write a brief Bio about you, and the hobby of Amateur Radio. Why did you get into the hobby, and why is it important to you.

One of our contributors of squares Jeanine VA7QD said that if we take pictures of each square contributed, and the brief bio of each YL, and then take pictures of the finished quilt(s) we could sell them at the convention and everyone would have a keepsake of the quilts and have a bit of knowledge about who did it.

Even if they didn’t do the square personally I think it is a brilliant idea, so please send the bios via email is fine, that way I just copy and paste, or just add it to the square when you send it to me in the mail.

Happy New Year to you all, may 2017 be wonderful. 33 Val


President's Message

Hello Everyone,

February already.  So now only 5 months to go until the big party.  Sure hope a lot of you YLs are going to come.  Won't be much of a party if there is only 10 of us.

CLARA has 5 birthday challenge certificates that you can work for this year.  If you qualify, you may earn all 5.  Please make sure that if you are working towards the 10 YLs or 10 CLARA members, they must not be the same.  Basically the rules are pretty clear.  We look forward to giving out several over the year.  All logs must be into the Clarion News no later that 31 January, 2018.  Sorry, nothing later than that.

Band conditions are not very good, but there is always hope that they will improve.  

Please don't forget your quilt squares need to be to me by April 1, 2017.  Also your bios:  When you got into Ham Radio.  Why you got into Ham Radio, and What Ham Radio means to you.  Please them with your square or email them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

So, that is it for this time, not much more to say, other than the GOTA is coming up this month, February 18th & 19th.  

February is a slow month, unless one is under a deadline.  Your president thrives under pressure...I think.

33, 73, & 88 as the case may be



Well ladies of CLARA, I have a challenge for you.

Some of our sister radio operators in the USA would like to become members of CLARA.

The deal is: If you sponsor them into CLARA, they will sponsor you into YLRL. This is what YL Radio is all about.

The more members we get, the more members they get.

So please think seriously about sponsoring some of our American girls into CLARA. It's not as if we have lots of members in Canada...More is better. Thank you. 


At times we have had a lot of QRM on our 20M CLARA Net, which runs Tuesdays at 1700.  So if you can't find us on 14.120, please turn your dial to 14.123.  I am sure you will hear us as you get closer.  


It has come to our attention that many folks who need to send in a change of address or articles to share and don't know where to send it. So please go to the Contact Us page, and you will find your area reps along with their email address. Please forgive us for this oversight, Also, under QSL & Contests, please find our Net Frequencies and time. Note that all our CLARA nets run from September to the end of May.

Please Check out the Upcoming Event's Page. This will have upcoming events for the current month. This page will only work if everyone sends me the information.  


Happy Birthday to all our





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