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New Award

I’ve been very busy, but want to get at least something up here about the new Veterans Salute Award. This is the email I got about it from Dave… I’ll do it up properly on the site soon.



You must contact one each U.S. Veteran or Active Duty service member i.e. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard in each of the contiguous 48 states. 240 contacts are required for this award. No QSL cards required. Award is an ongoing award with no ending date. You do not need to have a Geratol number to work towards this award. No Geratol numbers are required from the station contacted. Typical log style information is required such as; Call sign, Name, Date, State, Time, Signal Report and branch of service of stations contacted. Frequency must be to four digits. Award is effective  01:00 UTC 1-5-2015.

To apply for this award, send a check for $10.00 made out to our Awards Manager, KJ8V-Dave Ertel, along with the appropriate log information to receive the award,

If you would like a to see the Certificate send me an email and I will email a copy of it back to you. I have sent Al  AE2T our web master all the info so it should show up on the Net web page shortly. The award is affective 01:00 UTC 1-5-15.  Have fun with it. Dave KJ8V

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New Award: 20/20

The Geratol Board has approved a new award called the 20/20 Award. This flyer explains the award.

20-20 Award

Click to download PDF

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Nominations Requested

We have a Nomination Committee set up
for the election of officers for 2014-2015
The committee members are:

1 – N1KL Kevin MA
2 – W2RK Chuck NJ
3 – W5ER Ed PA
4 – WX4H Mike AL
5 – WG5N Dale OK
6 – W6VY Bob CA
7 – N7UT Doug UT
8 – N8OR John MI
9 – KE9TC Kenny IN
0 – AA0ZP Frank NE

If you have someone you want to nominate
for the election, please send their call sign,
name, state, Geratol number, and the office
that you are nominating them for to one of
the members on the committee.
Nominations are made during the month of December
and the actual election is during the month of
January 2014.

73 Frosty W0FP

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2014 Geratol Season Heats Up!

Greetings all……..As the days grow even shorter, and the nights colder, the activity is picking up on the GERATOL net !!!

Thanks to a great combination of old-timers stopping by to say hello, and a great crop of new folks working toward their basic award, the nights on 3.668 Mhz starting at 0100Z are definitely heating up !!

We even had a few of the basic folks work the elusive Alaska this past week…..

This Saturday evening 1st shift net was exceptionally busy, with Marv, WV9O earning his pay as NCS and then some, with great work lists, and lots of check-ins !!

So if you have not yet jumped on the net this season, come on up and join us some evening……Put your state on the air for the new folks working toward their basic, and say hi to old acquaintences……we’d enjoy hearing you all !!!

Regards, Kevin N1KL Net Public Relations

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Help Needed

Well guys I am putting out another request for help. Anyone that has any Award or Endorsement issued in 1972 or EARLIER please send me the ward/endorsement number and especially the date issued if you have the info. I am still working on rebuilding the Awards database. I got great response last season and I really appreciate it as it filled in a lot of blanks. Send any info you have to and I will get put in the database.
Thanks in advance.
Best 73
Dave KJ8V
Net Awards Manager

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