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yl.beam #57 april 2018

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Contents WARO -NZ - THELMA SOUPER MEMORIAL CONTEST Ngaire Jury ZXL2UJT  -  VHF Contest – New ZealandJa-Well-No-Fine / WRTC test day in 2017 – Rosel Zenker DL3KWR 2x picsDutch Ladies partcipate in Russian DX contestpic?Bi-Centennail Joint CelebrationFurther Afield - Yls in Senegal, &  BhutanSilent Keys;   CONTACTS & Calendar
Thelma Souper  Ham radio is alive and well in Whanganui, Branch 48 NZART (NZ Amateur RadioTransmitters). Val Hawtree ZL2FO, and Ivan Horn ZL2ATU, recently picked up the female and male national trophies in the WARO competition, or the Thelma Souper Memorial Contest. This is the first time in the Whanganui branch’s history that the awards have both come to Branch 48 at the same time. Thelma Souper worked to establish amateur radio as a hobby for women and to have women accepted as equals. Many women became licensed hams through the involvement of their husbands. With Thelma, the sequence was reversed. She became the second woman in New Zealand to gain her…