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Silent Key Coirrection

N1TKL was reported wrong. It should be K1TKL Paul CA #1215 also KM9I is wrong. It should be KM9L Denny IL #486. Sorry for my fat fingers and being half awake. Thanks Barry for the corrections Dave KJ8V

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Geratoler Silent Keys

Sad to have to report 5 Geratol Silent Keys. W3GH Bob PA #19, W2QL Tony AZ #156, KM9l Denny #486,
N4AA Carl NC #944, N1TKL Paul CA #115. Paul was previously reported, however, he showed up in the Feb. QST. RIP guys you will be missed

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Following December nominations for Chairman, Vice Chair, Secretary & Treasurer, the GERATOL Net held a Board Meeting on 1/7/18

As a result of that meeting, the following people have been elected as our net officers:

Chairman of the Board:  W0FP  –  Frosty

Vice Chairman of the Board: KE9TC  –  Kenny

Secretary: AA0ZP  – Frank

Treasurer: KJ8W  –  Sandy

Congratulations to all those elected for these two year terms, and feel free to send them a note, or wish them congrats on the air when you check into the net.

Regards, Kevin N1KL

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GeratolSilent Keys

Sorry to report that there were 4 Geratoler Silent Keys. N2BC Bill NY #1376, K3DQ Jim MD #155, N4AA Carl NC #944, N8IO Connie OH 2299. Connie was previously posted on the Web Page. RIP Guys & Gals you will be missed. Dave KJ8V

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Year Long NASA On The Air Event Kicks off December 11

The Amateur Radio clubs at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) centers around the US have invited the Amateur Radio community to join the NASA On The Air (NOTA) special event. NOTA gets under way in December 2017 and continues through December 2018. In addition to being the agency’s 60th anniversary, 2018 will mark 50 years since NASA orbited the first human around the moon, and 20 years since the first elements of the International Space Station (ISS) were launched into low-Earth orbit.

Starting on Monday, December 11, 2017 (UTC), Amateur Radio club stations at various NASA centers and facilities will be on the air with special event operations to celebrate these monumental achievements, as well as current milestones. Some clubs will offer commemorative QSL cards, and a special certificate will be available indicating the number of NASA club stations worked on various bands and modes.

Launch of Atlas V Juno from Cape   Canaveral AFS

“We plan to have a web-based system for you to check your points total and download a printable certificate at the end of the event in December 2018,” the NASA announcement said. “Points will be awarded for each center worked on each band and mode (phone, CW, digital, and ‘space’ modes — satellites, meteor scatter, EME, ISS APRS).” That would, of course, include contacts with any of the Amateur Radio stations on the ISS.
Key anniversaries during NOTA include the 45th anniversary of Apollo 17 on December 11, 2017, which kicks off the event; NASA’s founding on July 29, 1958; the 20th anniversary of the ISS first element launch on November 20, 1998; the 20th anniversary of the ISS Node 1 Launch on December 4, 1998, and the 50th anniversary of Apollo 8 — launched on December 21, 1968, and returned on December 27 — marking the end of the event.
Ham radio clubs at various NASA facilities will sponsor their own special events to commemorate and celebrate specific events.

“We hope to be on the air for casual contacts and contests as well. All contacts with NASA club stations will count toward your total,” the announcement said. “QSL cards can be requested from each club you work and details will be on the individual profile page for each club call sign.”

More information is on the NASA On The Air website. Participating Amateur Radio clubs, and the NASA On The Air (NOTA) event are independent of — and not officially sponsored by — NASA. — Thanks to Rob Suggs, KB5EZ, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Amateur Radio Club (NN4SA), and Kevin Zari, KK4YEL, NASA Kennedy Space Center Amateur Radio Club (N1KSC).

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Geratoler Silent Keys

Sorry to report that the Geratol Net lost 5 members according to QST. W1GN Don MA # 148, K4BC Bill NC # 1862, AF4Y Frank GA # 364, AK7T Lee ID # 479, and NU0I Curt IA # 1086. RIP Guys you will be missed. Dave KJ8V

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New Links Added to GERATOL Site

Today we added several Ham Radio links to the GERATOL Website,  that may serve as valuable resources not only for pursuing GERATOL activities, but in your day to day resource needs for your Ham Radio hobby.

They include:

  • FCC Universal Licensing System Link
  • QRZ Call Sign Look Up and Ham Radio Forum Link
  • eHAM Ham Radio Resource Link
  • Quarter Century Wireless Association (QCWA) Link
  • AE7Q Call Sign Database and Vanity Call Availability Link

These links may be found on the FILES page of the GERATOL Website

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New Gnumber File Available

Frosty has released a new GLIST.  The file,  Gnumber1.dat dated 10/13/2017 can be found on the File pages of our website.

In addition, on the file page you can download the latest GLIST program v1.09    You need this program before downloading Gnumber1.dat dated 10/1/2017.   Gnumber1.dat from 10/13/2017 must be copied into the GLIST folder, overwriting the original .dat file

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