BYLARA 40th Anniversary Awards

This is a past event

To celebrate BYLARA’s 40th Anniversary we ran some awards.

From April 2019, we took it in turns to operate as GB40BYL.

  • Certificates were available for working GB40BYL a minimum of 40 times (one contact per day counted towards the award).
  • Further certificates were available for working multiples of 40.
  • Endorsements were available on request, such as making contacts using a specific band, mode, etc.

How to claim

Example GB40BYL certificate

40th Anniversary Award
The challenge for this award is to work as many YLs as possible within 2019. The YLs do not need to be BYLARA members and can be anywhere in the world.

  • Certificates are available for working multiples of 12 YLs.
  • Each YL’s callsign and BYLARA number (where appropriate) will feature on the certificate.
  • Endorsements are available on request, such as 12 contacts using a specific band, mode, etc.
Example Certificate
Example 40th Anniversary Award certificate

How to claim
Our tracker spreadsheets (see below) will keep count of your contacts for you. When you want to claim a certificate, simply email a copy of of your tracker to our Awards Manager. Extracts from your own log will also be accepted.

Download our trackers
GB40BYL Award Tracker (Excel spreadsheet)
BYLARA 40th Anniversary Award Tracker (Excel spreadsheet)

Free. Certificates will be issued as PDF files via email. Donations to BYLARA are most welcome.

QSL cards are not required.

GB40BYL Activity

FromUp to and includingOperatorOwn CallsignNotes
April 1stApril 14thValerie BatesG6MML
April 15thApril 27th
April 28thApril 28thJenni JonesM0HZTAt NARSA Rally, Blackpool
May 1stMay 14th
May 15thMay 29th
June 1stJune 14thCarol Hodges, Robert Hodges2E1RBH, G0RYL
June 15thJune 28thCarol Hodges, Robert Hodges2E1RBH, G0RYL
July 1stJuly 19thJenni JonesM0HZT
July 20thJuly 21stJenni JonesM0HZT
July 22ndJuly 31stJenni JonesM0HZT
August 1stAugust 14th
August 15thAugust 28th
September 1stSeptember 14thValerie BatesG6MML
September 15thSeptember 28thKrystyna HaywoodG5YL
October 1stOctober 14thHelen Melhuish
Elaine Elliot
October 15thOctober 28thNonie SinclairG3TNN
November 1stNovember 14thJenni JonesM0HZT
November 15thNovember 28thCarol Hodges, Robert Hodges2E1RBH, G0RYL
December 1stDecember 7thChristine DonsGM4YMM
December 8thDecember 14thJudith BrooksG4IAQ
December 15thDecember 31stLinda LeavoldG0AJJ

Any members who would like to be added to the rota for GB40BYL, please contact Jenni M0HZT – contact details on our Who’s Who page.

Activity for the 40th Anniversary Award
Although QSOs with any YL will count for this award, BYLARA members will be active throughout the year. Please listen out for us and ask for our BYLARA Membership numbers.

Thank you for your interest. We look forward to working you in 2019!