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NEW GERATOL CERTIFICATE

In conjunction with the 2021/2022 GERATOL Net season, we are pleased to announce the launch of a new certificate, to help celebrate our 50th Anniversary. Truly a major milestone for the GERATOL Worked All States Net.

The certificate is being sponsored by our Awards Manager, Dave – KJ8V and our Treasurer, KJ8W – Sandy, as a show of their appreciation for the GERATOL net, and all it’s members. Simply follow the guidelines set forth by the following requirements, and you can participate in working toward the certificate, this season and seasons to come, since this special certificate will be offered beyond the 2021/2022 season. Below is a sample of the certificate being offered upon successful completion of the requirements.

GERATOL TURNS 50

Join in the fun starting October 1st (GMT) and begin working toward this very special commemorative certificate celebrating 50 years of the GERATOL Worked All States NET. 

To achieve the certificate you must follow these guidelines :

The effective date to begin working toward the award is: 01:00Z October 1st, 2021.  There is no end date, or cut-off time period, and you may begin working toward the certificate, any time after the start date.

CERTIFICATE RULES:

  • The following requirements need to be met:
    • Fifty (50) contacts must be made on the GERATOL Net itself, during an official net session.
    • One of those 50 contacts must be made with the GERATOL Net Club Station W0NL GERATOL #1M, Frank – AA0ZP Trustee of the GERATOL Club Call
      • Both Frosty – W0FP and Dave – KJ8V may be contacted to work W0NL, should the trustee, Frank – AA0ZP not be around.  They will email the QSO details to Frank, for him to officially log the contact.
    • The 50 Stations worked, must have a GERATOL number. However, you don’t need one to complete the certificate. If you work a station with multiple GERATOL #’s, you must make separate contacts for each G # worked.  Club stations with G #’s are also good for this requirement.
    • All call sign formats, as always, are eligible and encouraged to participate.
    • Logs must be submitted to Dave – KJ8V and contain the standard log information, including:
      • Call Sign of station worked, Date/Time, Signal Reports and Frequency to 4 digits & GERATOL # of the station worked
    • Entry logs may be submitted via email to: kj8v@charter.net 
    • Be sure to include your name as you wish to have it appear on the CERTIFICATE itself.
    • Also, be sure to include a valid phone number, and email address, should any questions need to be answered by our awards manager.
    • If you have no email account, paper logs may be sent to: Dave – KJ8V 13063 Hopkins Forest Rd., Bear Lake, MI, 49614.  Paper logs will be forwarded to Dave while he is in FL, and he will be issuing certificates sent via email or mail, from either his home QTH or while he is in Florida
      • In addition, while Dave is in Florida, he will update his snail mail address, by posting his FL address on the GERATOL website to speed up processing the certificate applications.

Our thanks to Dave and Sandy, for suggesting this certificate to help us celebrate this major GERATOL milestone. In addition, for providing the guidelines, requirements and especially the resources to support the certificate.

In addition, a big shout out to Kevin – N1KL for creating such a colorful certificate, to accompany this special occasion.

The net resumes operation at 0100Z time, on Oct. 1st. Remember, that means the net starts up again Thursday evening, 9/30/21 at 9:00PM Eastern time, on 3.668 Mhz.

So let’s hope all the antenna work has been completed, the rigs are tuned and ready to go. Feel free to spread the word among some of your fellow GERATOLers, who may not see the website update, or view the announcements on QRZ, eHam, etc. Come join the fun Thursday evening !!

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IMPORTANT AWARDS INFO

From Awards Manager:

Effective Feb.9th 2021

DO NOT Mail any Award or Endorsement applications to my home address. Mail all Award & Endorsement applications to my Florida address at:

                                    Subset Harbour Villas Unit 313

                                    7472 Sunset Harbour Dr.

                                    Navarre, Florida 32566

As of March 26th 2021, mail all Award & Endorsements applications to my home address in Michigan as Sandy and I will be returning home March 31st.

Our son will be at our house and getting all of our mail. All Award & Endorsement certificates & stickers will be processed and mailed to you upon my return home.

Be sure to include on your application and how you want your name to appear on your certificates. Also please include a valid phone number and email address. That way I can call you / email you if there is a problem or to let you know what your GERATOL number and or Directors number are, so you can use them right away instead of waiting for a Certificate.

All applications will be processed the same day as received. If you have any questions call me on my cell phone 231-794-9929 or send me an email to kj8v@charter.net

Thanks for your understanding and help.

Dave KJ8V Awards  Manager

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IMPORTANT AWARD INFO

FROM THE GERATOL AWARDS MANAGER

Effective January 25th 2020 and going forward DO NOT send me any applications for awards/endorsements. If you complete any awards/endorsements after the above date either send me an email at kj8v@charter.net or call me on my cell phone at 231-794-9929 for instructions on how and where to send any applications for awards/endorsements. DO NOT mail any applications to me without talking to me first as there is a new address for me beginning February 1st 2020. The new address is as follows.

Dave Ertel
7472 Sunset Harbor Drive
Navarre, FL. 32566

All applications will be handled promptly as usual. Also DO NOT send applications to the new address after March 25th. Send them to my original home address in Michigan. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Dave KJ8V Awards Manager

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A Reminder AS The Net Starts About Awards

Effective January 25th 2020 and going forward DO NOT send me any applications for awards/endorsements. If you complete any awards/endorsement after the above date either send me an email at kj8v@charter.net or call me on my cell phone 231-794-9929 for instructions on how and where to send any applications for awards/endorsements to me. DO NOT mail any applications to me without talking to me first as there will be an address change. All applications will be handled promptly the same as usual. Sorry for any inconvenience. Dave KJ8V Awards Manager

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Sandy & I would like to wish all Geratolers and their families a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Dave KJ8V & Sandy KJ8W

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New “D” # for AC1DR #782

Steve, congratulations on your new Directors number 782. You worked hard for it. Have fun with it. Dave KJ8V

Congrats to AC1DR – Steve on attaining his Directors Award
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New 5 Star Geratol Award

The GERATOL Net Board approved the new GERATOL  Net 5 Star Award at the last Board meeting 10/30/2018. There are many Old Timers that are close to achieving this award and it is our hope that it will spur them on to get on the Net. It also provides the ultimate challenge to all Members to keep them coming back to the Net. The rules for this award are below.

The Five Star Award

Exchange GERATOL numbers with 2500 stations.
1. A GERATOL number is required before working this award.
2. Any call sign format qualifies in the U.S. or Canada
3. All contacts must be after 01:00 November 1, 1972.

NOTE: The contact date on this award is changed in order to provide for Old Timers contacts that have been on and supported the GERATOL  Net since it’s inception. However, the award is open to any member that holds a GERATOL number.
This award is effective on Oct. 31 at 01:00 2018.

Example of this new award:

 

Dave KJ8V

Net Awards Manager

 

 

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New Directors number issued

I issued Directors number 780 today. Recipient has been notified. Dave KJ8V

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New Rules for Awards & Endorsements

Effective 10/30/2017 at approximately 01:20 UTC there were two changes to rules approved by the Board pertaining to 1. EQSL submissions and 2. log submissions using Log Book of the World.

  1. EQSL’s Effective as of the date shown above all EQSL’s must have the frequency marked to four digits in the comments field. No longer can the EQSL show/state that the contact was made on the Geratol Net ONLY. The statement in the NCS Preamble stating “the contact was made on the Geratol Net” will be deleted from the preamble.
  2. At the  suggestion of Jeff WE0A and as Awards Manager I made a motion to allow logs from Log Book of the World to be submitted for Awards and Endorsements. This change DOES NOT apply to the Basic WAS award only other awards and endorsements.  QSL cards and the standard application must still be submitted for the Basic Award. The Board approved both of these changes unanimously.

If you have any questions about these changes please either ask me on the air,  send me an Email or call me on the phone at 231-864-2354.

Dave KJ8V Awards Manager

 

 

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