A Club for YL Ham Radio Operators

Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon and Washington

(but all YLs are always welcome*)


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

List of all Officers from 1963 to Present

UTC Time

Callsign Lookup

Thursday YL Drop-in Net

Drop in any time between 6pm - 8pm PST

ALARA Echolink
Conference node (286905)

Friday HF MinowNet

Friday 9:30am

Pacific Time

14.310 or 14.288 if 14.310 is busy

Web Mistress

CJ – info@minownet.org

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