75 Meter Extra Class WAS Net


Daylight Savings Time

Daylight Savings Time is upon us, and hence, we should start getting some improved band conditions as the net rolls along. So, if you have not already done so, take a minute to stop by the net at 0100Z (or 8PM Eastern Time) on 3.668 Mhz to say hi, and perhaps help some of the folks working on their basic award.

Welcome Aboard

We would like to welcome the following Operators to the GERATOL Website. Thanks for taking the time to register folks, and if you have any questions about our website and/or the net, feel free to send me an e-mail at

Welcome to:
Sherrill – KE9UA from the state of IL
John – W3BJ from MD
Larry – W9SX from FL


Just a reminder, the Special 50th Anniversary Certificate, commemorating 50 years of the GERATOL WAS Net, is still available to anyone who wishes to work toward it. No GERATOL # is required to earn this colorful commemorative certificate. (See Example Below)

To achieve the certificate, you must complete the following requirements:

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 DO NOT need to have one to complete the certificate.

Further details on the Certificate as well as blank application forms can be found by clicking on the link below:

The GERATOL Net » GERATOL 50th Anniversary Certificate


Happy Veterans Day to all our fellow GERATOLers who are current and former members of our military. As many are aware, we have an award entitled the VETERAN’S SALUTE AWARD.

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. Specifics for the award may be found by clicking on the link below:



Just a reminder, for anyone who has CONTRIBUTOR STATUS, (your call sign must be given when registering on our site for this status) you may make POSTS and/or add your own COMMENTS to POSTS placed on the site. For more information on that, feel free to contact me at


We’ve been flirting with the 300 Registrants mark for months now, on our website. The number ebbs and flows, as some subscribers chose to unsubscribe, but we did crest the 300 mark this week. Again, my thanks to all those who have taken the time to register, and hopefully check on the site periodically.


If anyone has any suggestions, requests or otherwise any input they would like to make about what gets posted on our website, feel free to fire me off a note at:

All the best, and 73’s to all !! Kevin N1KL

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