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GERATOLER SILENT KEYS

I am happy to report that there were no Geratoler Silent Keys listed in QST. If it can be trusted

Dave KJ8V

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YOTA 2021

As we are all acutely aware, the median age of a typical Ham Operator is increasing year after year. To confirm this, all we need to do is look around at the next Ham Radio Expo, or Flea Market or even local club meeting and see how many “Old Timers”, not including any of us of course, are in our midst.

YOTA, or Youth On The Air, strives to stir interest in our hobby amongst younger folks, helping to insure our hobby remains viable. This year, YOTA will be operating a Special Event Station beginning next Monday. Let’s take a minute out of our busy summer schedules, to find them, and make a contact.

Youth on the Air Camp 2021 to Activate W8Y and Stream Selected Events Online

The first Youth on the Air (YOTA) camp for young radio amateurs in North, Central, and South America begins on July 11 in West Chester, Ohio. Among other activities, campers will be operating special event station W8Y from the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township, and also from the camp hotel. The camp will run until July 16.

We are at 23 campers,” said Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG. “We are very excited to finally bring this program to the Americas. Our young people are bringing an incredible lineup of hands-on sessions for their peers. We hope this pilot gives us the information we need to replicate this camp over multiple locations for years to come. We also hope this brings a more robust community of young hams into amateur radio.”

The long-awaited summer camp for up to 30 hams aged 15 through 25 had been set to take place in June 2020, but it had to be rescheduled until summer 2021 because of COVID-19 pandemic concerns. The camp for young hams in the Americas took its cue from the summer Youngsters on the Air camps held for the past few years in various IARU Region 1 countries.

W8Y will be on the air as campers complete projects, between sessions, and during free time. Dedicated operating times on HF will be Monday, July 12, 0100 – 0330 UTC; Tuesday, July 13, 0000 – 0330 UTC and 1800 – 2130 UTC. Dedicated satellite station operating times will be Thursday, July 15, 1400 – 1700 UTC, and Friday, July 16, 1500 – 1700 UTC.

An Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact is currently set for either Wednesday, July 14, at 1503 UTC, or Thursday, July 15, at 1416 UTC. It will be streamed live on the Youth on the Air YouTube channel.

ARISS

The camp opening observance on Sunday, July 11, 2100 – 2230 UTC, will feature keynote speaker Tim Duffy, K3LR. The hour-long closing ceremony on Friday, July 16, will begin at 1700 UTC. The YouTube channel will also feature a daily video, highlighting the activities of the previous day.

ARRL and The Yasme Foundation donated project kits for the campers. X-Tronic provided temperature-controlled soldering stations. The brochure on the Youth on the Air website includes more details about the camp. For additional information, contact Camp Director Neil Rapp, WB9VPG.

Source: ARRL Amateur Radio News and YOTA Website

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Bill Moore K7IOO G#1813 SK

I am sorry to report that I just learned today that Bill became a SK on June 1, 2021.

His obituary is available at this link: https://www.grandcoulee.com/story/2021/06/30/obituaries/bill-moore/14320.html

In addition to his activity on the Geratol Net, he was also an avid county hunter and mobile operator, having earned USA-CA #693 from CQ Magazine on January 26, 1991.

He was most recently serving as the club Historian for MARAC (the Mobile Amateur Radio Awards Club).

We will all miss Bill!

73 Barry K2MF (G# 325, D# 739)

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JULY Geratol Silent Keys UPDATED

After a go around with the ARRL I have gotten the Silent Keys updated. I posted the others because the ARRL had not updated their Version of the Silent Key listing in the July issue. It was still the June listing. With that said there is only one Geratoler Silent Key in the July issue W4YH Lee # 198 Lee Rest in piece Lee you will be missed. Dave KJ8V.

As a side note, if you receive QST in the Postal mail be careful to check what month you are reading is correct. I received my July issue 3 weeks ago and some of the articles were from the June issue and reprinted in the July issue. That is exactly what happened withe Silent Keys. Dave KJ8V

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Geratoler Silent Keys

Sorry to have to report three Geratoler Silent Keys. W1UL URB #253 NJ, W4YH Lee #198 AL, and WS0G Valus #1321 MO.

Rest in piece guys, you will be missed. Dave KJ8V

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GERATOLER Silent Keys

Sorry to report two Geratoler Silent Keys. K2FL John NJ # 114 and Chuck Chuck IL #1923. RIP guys you will be missed.

Dave KJ8V

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WELCOME ABOARD !

We would like to welcome aboard to our GERATOL Website, the following new subscribers, who took the time to register on the site. Welcome aboard to each and every one of you, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out and contact me at: N1KL@GERATOL.NET

Welcome to:

  • Jim, N5JP from TN
  • Mike, KE0VWL from MO
  • John, AC8JB from OH
  • Luther, N5PU from MS
  • Dan, W3ZF from CO
  • Ken, N8FDI from MI

You are all now fully registered on the site, and have been granted, “Contributor” privileges. This allows you to place POSTS and also to make COMMENTS on POSTS on the site.

We hope you enjoy the site, and we look forward to working you on the net some evening, either this season, or next.

We had a couple other registrations, but as previously mentioned, without a way of confirming your call signs, we can only grant “Subscriber” privileges. We welcome you aboard also, and if you wish to upgrade to “Contributor” just send me an email with your Ham Radio call sign, and I will upgrade you…..we do this to insure we keep our site secure..

All the best, and again, welcome aboard. Kevin, N1KL GERATOL Website Administrator

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Missed Geratoler Silent Key

Mark brought it to my attention that I missed John W9WY IN #2478 in the May QST. Sorry for the mistake. Dave KJ8V

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GERATOLER SILENT KEYS

Happy to report that there were no Geratoler Silent Keys listed in the MAY QST. Dave KJ8V

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Geratoler Silent Keys

Sorry to report that there was one silent key listed in the March QST. Walt LA #649.

Also there were W8BUD Walt MI #2409 reported by Barry K2MF and AD4SQ Charlie GA #1807 Reported by Harv AA4HF. Harv and I were both good friends with Charlie. We would meet Charlie at the Dalton Hamfest every year for a long time.

RIP guys you will be missed. Dave KJ8V

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