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Here you will find information about the 7240 club.
The 7240 club meets Monday through Saturday on the 40 meter amateur band at 7.240 MHz.
Times are 10:00 AM-12:00 Noon M-S all times being EST.
We are a service net where you may get weather and travel information if it is available. If you can not find the net look for us up or down on the band most likely at +/- 3Khz.
We hope you can stop by and say hello.
If you are a SWL. we have a short wave listeners certificate if interested.
The month of August is Wacky Saturday
Pick up 5 Roster numbers on that day for membership.
Contact person is KI4TYK, Dan, our club secretary
7240 Club Laurel & Hardy Certificate
Why Laurel and Hardy on the certificate? Well, here's how it all came about.
When the 7240 Group began a few years ago, there were a handful of us that met usually in the evening to jawbone, laugh, poke fun at, and sometimes discuss serious amateur matters. We weren't organized in those days with a "man in the white coat" to control the group. Instead, each joiner was given a number with the expectation that eventually he would have an opportunity to speak. Sounds simple, doesn't it? Well, it was except for W3TSJ, God Bless him, and K4FGK. Each time they got on the air they'd razz and joke with each other and forget who was next in the group to speak. Invariably you would hear W3TSJ say "I don't know who follows me", then he'd pause and try to remember, then say "I guess Roy (K4FGK) gets it next". Back and forth it would go while the rest of us sat there yelling and screaming ' 'Break''. I think after a while some of us tuned in just to listen to those boys go at it.
Well folks, it was this tomfoolery that reminded me of Laurel and Hardy and some of their antics. Yep, after that each time the dynamic due got started, you'd hear one of us yelling ' 'the Laurel and Hardy Boys are at it again.''
Of course, when I designed the 7240 Certificate I knew what the theme would be. So you might say the certificate is to honor W3TSJ and K4FGK for all the fun and laughter they gave us in the beginning.
And that's how it all came about! It was a light-hearted, happy group then and my hope is that it will continue in that vein always.
STAN REIN, W3CMS