Die/The YL Story QSL COLLECTION  
baustelle .
This is still a work in progress, your cooperation would be appreciated.
And check out our list of YLs worldwide before WWII

An diesem Projekt wird noch gearbeitet. Jede Hilfe ist daher willkommen.
Und wir laden ein, unsere Liste "YLs weltweit vor dem 2. Weltkrieg" anzuklicken.

Download: YLs Worldwide before WWII - / YLs weltweit vor 1945
Large list! / Umfangsreiche Liste! RTF-File ZIP-File, self-extracting

3BCK 3bck
This is Miss M. Adaire Garmhausen 3BCK, the first "Young Lady"
a new phrase coined for her benefit, as the letter explains.

Hier ist Miss M. Adaire Garmhausen 3BCK, die erste "Young Lady".
Wie es zu dieser Bezeichnung kam, beschreibt der abgebildete Brief:
"Meine liebe YL - wir mussten Ihretwegen diesen neuen Begriff prägen,
denn Sie werden wohl zustimmen, dass OM nicht zutrifft und OL höchst unziemlich wäre...".
 
This is how the story
continued - with an announcement
in QST Magazine May 1939...

Und so ging es dann weiter:
Mit einer Einschaltung im Mai-Heft 1939
der Zeitschrift "QST" der ARRL...
... and a follow-up article a year later.
The YLRL, the "Young Ladies' Radio League was established.

...und mit dem Gründungsaufruf der YLRL, der "Young Ladies' Radio League"
ein Jahr später.
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randall But YLs were active on the bands much earlier, of course.
Some of them can be found in the photo and QSL gallery below.
And check out our list of YLs worldwide before WWII.
It is still a work in progress, your cooperation would be appreciated.


Aber natürlich waren die YLs schon viel früher aktiv.
Einige stellen wir hier mit Foto bzw. QSL vor.
Und wir laden ein, unsere Liste "YLs weltweit vor dem 2. Weltkrieg" anzuklicken.
Dies ist ein Projekt, das sich noch in Arbeit befindet. Jede Hilfe ist daher willkommen.
Eunice Randall at age 19
in the studios of 1XE
(Photo, courtesy of Eunice Stolecki.)
Perhaps the first woman to be both an announcer and an engineer was Eunice Randall (later, Eunice Randall Thompson). At the age of 19, she was broadcasting on 1XE, a Boston-area radio station owned by AMRAD, the American Radio and Research Company, which manufactured radio receivers and various types of ham equipment. The year was 1920, and the station operated from studios on the campus of Tufts College, (at Medford Hillside, MA) with a dedicated staff comprised of student volunteers and AMRAD employees. Eunice Randall had come to radio by accident, having been raised on a farm and intending to go to art school. But needing extra money, she found a job as a draftsman in AMRAD's factory (the first woman they ever hired), and this provided her introduction to the growing wireless industry. It wasn't long before she was deeply involved with both professional and amateur radio: she soon built her own ham station, and ultimately became one of the first woman in New England to hold the first class license (her ham calls were 1CDP, and later W1MPP).
To Boston radio fans of the early 20s, Eunice Randall was "The Story Lady"; two nights a week from late 1921 through 1923, she had a sponsored program (the station's first, brought to you by "Little Folks Magazine"), reading stories to children. She also did the Police Reports, gave Morse code practice, sometimes announced the news, and when guests didn't show up, she and one of the station's engineers would sing duets! She even became the assistant chief announcer. 1XE (which was re-named WGI in February of 1922) was heard all over the United States, and Eunice received fan mail (and more than a few marriage proposals) from many different cities. Gradually, her technical skills and her willingness to do whatever it took to keep the station on the air - including climbing the tower if necessary - earned her the respect of her male colleagues at AMRAD, most of whom had been vehemently opposed to hiring a woman when she first applied.
While she had fun on the air, Eunice truly loved the technical side of radio, and studied hard to keep up with the much more experienced men at AMRAD. The company soon expressed their confidence in her credibility by making her a member of the team of experts sent to discuss and demonstrate AMRAD's newest equipment at conventions and radio shows. In several cases, she had helped to test or build that equipment!
If 1XE/WGI's parent company, AMRAD, had not been beset with financial problems - by 1925 it was bankrupt - Eunice might have stayed on the air much longer. As it was, she did remain a dedicated ham radio operator for her entire life, and although she left commercial radio, she continued to do drafting and engineering work till she retired. Occasionally, she appeared as a guest on women's shows during the 1930s and 40s, talking about her adventures in radio's early years.
<Quoted from: Donna L. Halper, January 1999 issue of Popular Communications>

YL-Gallery / YL-Galerie

This is only a small selection from our archives.
You are welcome to contribute cards, documents and photographs to our collection

Dies ist nur eine kleine Auswahl aus unserem Archiv.
Wir bitten um die Beistellung von QSLs, Dokumenten und Photos für unsere Sammlung.

3BWT USA Eppa W. Darne  
3SZ USA H. "Babe" Moncure Little XYL of A. "Bub" Little
4LJ USA Alice Hege 2ndOp: Robert Byrum
7AFV USA Ardys H. Harrington  
CT1YL Portugal Maria Clementina Moreira da Cruz
EAR-LU Spain Montserrat de Morató EAR-265, EA3CU
F8YL France Mme Schotte XYL of F8GB
G2IA England Ann J. Burns GM2IA
G2YL England Nelly Corry  
G6YL England Barbara Dunn  
H9XF Switzerland Madeleine Moret  
HAF1YL Hungary Elizabeth Fabian  
HB9RBK Switzerland Louise Kreis  
J2IX Japan Chiyono "Suzi" Sugita neee Suzuki, 1DN, JH1WKS
K4EZR Puerto Rico Alicia G. Rodriguez KP4EZR, KP4CL
NU&BKG USA xxx Earle "Mr. amd Mrs. W.M.H. Earle"
OA4AB Peru Thelma Wilkes Ex W9DZI, XYL of Donald PA4AB
OZ7YL Denmark Dorothea C. Valbjorn  
SM7MF Sweden Marianne Ullmann  
SP3HR Poland Maria Bogda  
U6AFT USA Adelie Smith  
VE1DC Canada Louise Horn XYL of VE1DC J.O.R. Horne
VE4AV Canada E.B. How  
VE4HD Canada Margaret Findlay XYL of VE4DH Russ Findlay
VK3YL Australia Austine Henry  
VK4LO Australia Violet Nolan XYL of VK4JU Frank Nolan
VP5PA Jamaica Amy & Lilian Isaacs Chief Op. = C. L. Isaacs
YR-R35 Romania Ileana Dobroicici  
ZS2AA South Africa Iris Hayes
W1FTJ USA Dorothy W. Evans  
W1JEB USA Sarah E. Tracy  
W1KTG USA Beatrice Holman  
W2LMI USA Shirley Chapman  
W3AKB USA Frances V. Rice  
W3ZI USA Pauline A. Raser XYL of WLNE Edward G. Raser
W5GAF USA Mary Walker Reynolds  
W5GKH USA Kathryn Porter
W6CXG USA Thelma Bromley W6JW
W6DHV USA Mae E. Amarantes  
W6ETA USA Virginia Brewer  
W6GEV USA Dr. Lois Lary  
W7AHJ USA Esther Brunk W6LFV
W7FXE USA Lucile Allingham Mother of W7KY, XYL of W7KY
W7GPO USA Mary E. Roden  
W7GSR USA Frances Morgan XYL of W7GNY
W7HER USA Marjory Allingham Daughter of W7XFE and W7KY
W8KYR USA Clara R. Reger  
W8ODI USA Ruth M. Beckwith XYL of W8OGK
W8OZO USA Lilian M. Nollenberger  
W8ROP USA Ruth E. Raub  
W8RSF USA Mary E. Jewett  
W9GJX USA Helen Cloutier  
W9OEH USA Mildred Chase  
W9OWQ USA E.C. "Mamie" Hamilton  
W9PCV USA Henrietta W. Moore  

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