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The Robert F. Heytow Memorial Radio Club was founded July 2002 by Stuart Sokolin, W6YYY (now W6TA). Initially the club was licensed as KG6MKP. With the kind permission of Bob Heytow's family, the callsign K9YA was granted to the club on October 8, 2002. On November 6, 2002, Mike Dinelli, N9BOR was named station trustee.

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Bob Heytow, K9YA SK - Field Day 2000

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"Thanks for the post on the reflector about the webpage and newsletter. It is a very nice site and an excellent newsletter and the best I have seen. Also a very nice tribute to K9YA with the pictures of him."

John, N3DRK

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Every first Wednesday of the month, 7.121 MHz (plus or minus QRM) at 7:00 P.M. (0100 Z, Thursday). Check in, exchange FISTS numbers or hang around for a chat. The Fast Net is called at 20+ wpm.

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Every 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month, 7.121 MHz (plus or minus QRM) at 7:00 P.M. (0100 Z, Thursday). Check in, exchange FISTS numbers or hang around for a chat. The Slow Net is called at 10-wpm, but speed will be adjusted to that of the slowest operator.

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