Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (ALARA) was formed in 1975

The membership has now grown to over 200, with many Australian members sponsoring overseas YLs into ALARA. The term “YL” stands for “young lady” – regardless of age.
The Associations mission is to encourage women’s interest and active participation in amateur radio.

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SPECIAL EVENTS:

This year on 22nd Sept we are celebrating the centenary of the first direct radio contact from the UK (Wales) to Wahroonga Australia. As our member Dot VK2DB and her OM John VK2ZOI are members of Hornsby and District ARC (John is currently President of the club) they are both involved in the celebrations. These include Special Event Callsigns, Re-enactments, TV coverage and more.
For more info:  

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37th ALARA Contest Results
The 37th ALARA Contest was held August 2017.
See the report and results:  

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ALARA NETS


Net Day Time Frequency
Official ALARA Mondays 1030 UTC (1000 UTC during daylight saving) 3.570
YL 222 DX Mondays 0530 UTC 14.222
YL Activity Day 6th of each month Listen on the hour and call "CQ YL" 14.288, 21.188 or 28.588
Birthday Net 4th Saturday in July 1000-1200 UTC 3.570
ANZA DX Net Daily, with Thursdays currently being 'Ladies Day' 0515 UTC. List Operation, give your call to Net Control and stand by for your turn on the list. 14.183

Office Bearers and Contacts

Need to get in touch? Contact details for the Publicity Officer, Office Bearers and State Representatives.

Membership

There are a range of membership options for joining ALARA or receiving the ALARA newsletter. You can even sponsor overseas friends into ALARA and become a member of a DX association in return.

ALARAmeet

ALARAmeet is a wonderful way to meet other YLs of our organisation and their OMs are welcome too. Up to 80 people attend our meets now and YLs have come from England, Sweden, America, Germany and New Zealand.

Contests

The ALARA award is available to YLs, OMs and SWLs contacting ALARA members on or after 30th June 1975. All licensed operators throughout the world are invited to participate.