About Us

Welcome to the MINOW NET. We are a group of ladies, who are active in amateur radio. When MINOW was organized in 1963 the membership included YLs from Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Today we have members throughout the United States, although only those members that live in Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington have voting privileges.

Annual dues are $1 and are due on May 1st of each year. You may pay your dues in advance if you wish. Dues should be sent to the Secretary/Treasurer or can be paid at the annual meeting in May. The dues help support our website and other small projects.

Current activities include the weekly Echolink net on node 286905 on Thursday evening at 7:30 pm Pacific time, a weekly HF net on 3.812 or thereabouts on Friday morning at 8:30 am Pacific time, an Annual Meeting in May and a Luncheon in September.

Besides this website, we publish a newsletter twice a year and we staff information tables at various ham fairs in the MINOW NET area.

Board Members

Vanessa – ke7ubb@yahoo.com

Vice President
Marlyn – AF7MM19@gmail.com.

Margaret – AE7MB@arrl.net


Certificate Custodian

Net Control
Margaret – AE7MB@arrl.net


It's only $1 a year after a $5 initiation fee to become a member, get our newsletter and help suport our website. Contact Margaret at AE7MB@arrl.net. You do not have to live in our five states to become a member but members of those states are the only voting members.
Membership Form

Charter Members

List of all Officers from 1963 to Present


In September, 1962, Bobbie Wilson, K7RAM, contacted several of the YL's on 75M and asked them if they would like to have a Northwest YL Net. The response was enthusiastic! Each gal Bobbie contacted passed the word along to other gals, and on September 28, 1962, the "get acquainted" session attracted (unknown) YLs. We found we had much in common besides amateur radio - children in the same age bracket, musical families and liking for good books. In subsequent sessions each Friday at 1600Z for the "Early Birds" and 1700Z for the gals in MST, the Net attacted as many as (unknown) check-ins. All together a total of (unknown) Northwest YL's had checked in during the first year.

After the name MINOW Net was selected at the May picnic, the preamble to net sessions was called for Minows rather than Northwest YL's which we had used originally.

As the idea for a formal net caught fire, yhey faced the problem of organization. Under the able direction of Bobbie, K7RAM, the basic organization came into being. The MINOW net was formed from the first letters of the states of Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. There were 27 charter members. K7RAM was unanimously accorded the responsibility of Chairman of the Board and she appointed the following committees, all of whom agreed to serve:


To coordinate committees; to render assistance to committee chairmen if requested to do so.

President: Bobbie Wilson, K7RAM

Vice Pres: Phyllis Shanks, K7KSF

Sec/Treas: Velda Klein, K7RBE

Publicity: Frieda Raymond, K7PVG


To investigate other YL amateur radio clubs whose problems are similar to ours. To prepare a Constitution that is as fair to all net members as possible, but must be practical. Chairman is to work with Chairman of Operations Committee on matters requiring action by both committees.

K7KSF - Phyllis, Chm., K7OFX - Pat, K7PVG - Frieda


To investigate other YL amateur ration clubs whose problems are similar to ours. To prepare club for actual operation.

Estimate cost of running club (membership cards, ballots, stamps, etc.) and to arrive at a sensible membership dues.

To set a method and timetable (tentative) for operations of the board as to signing up members, nominating committee, balloting and installation of offices.

Chairman to work with Chairman of Constitution committee on matters which require action by both committees.

K7RBE - Velda, Chm., K7CLV - Pauline, K7NOB - Gwen, K7RBC - Mary


To investigate whether or not more nets are needed, if so, what day, time, frequency, mode would best serve members.

W7GGV - Helen, Chm., K7RAM - Bobbie, K7RNE - Margie, K7RZH - Mary Lou

Prepared by unknown author


Thursday 7:30pm

ALARA Echolink
Conference node (286905)

Friday 8:30am

Freq. 3.812


Margaret – AE7MB@arrl.net


Vanessa – ke7ubb@yahoo.com
Marilyn – AF7MM19@gmail.com
Margaret – AE7MB@arrl.net

Web Mistress

CJ – webmistress@minownet.org