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Members at their rigs
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Metro DX Challenge
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Club Contest Results
W9TY Awards
Meeting Minutes
In Memoriam

Metro DX Club Officers

President: Jim Mornar, N9TK

Vice-President: Bob Jacobson K9CJ

Program Assistants: John Raiger, K9DRS and Mike Rende, K9LSH

Secretary/Treasurer: John Holmes, W9ILY

Webmaster: John Holmes, W9ILY

Contest Chairman: K9CS handling the Contesting duties

   Where DX is our middle name!!  

Welcome to the Web site of  W9TY, the Metro DX Club of South Suburban Chicago, Illinois, USA.

We operated a SPECIAL EVENT STATION on Saturday, November 22, 2014 celebrating our 35th anniversary! A certificate returned by email may be requested by sending an email to For a printed certificate, please send a self-addressed 9"x12" envelope with two (2) ounces postage attached to: Metro DX Club c/o John Holmes, 3810 N. Chamlin Dr., Morris, IL 60450. CLICK HERE for more details.

We sponsor the colorful W.U.S.T. (Worked U.S. Territories) Award for confirmed contact with 14, 15 or 16 of those Territories. You will be proud to display this award!

CLICK HERE for all the details.


Congratulations to the latest recipient of the W.U.S.T Award: NR9J.

Awarded in 2014: W6ZQ, KG8CZ, K8EAB, K1BV, WA9LEY and NR9J.

Awarded in 2013: WF2S, DF2RG, DL1DTL, N4FN, W9UM, K7SM (endorsements for NH8S and KH4), N9JV, W4JS, SM3KIF, K9MDO and W5BPT. 

Our regular meetings will be at the Tinley Park Emergency Management Agency located at 17355 S. 68th Court in Tinley Park, IL. Our next meeting will be on Friday December 19 at 7:30. 

We have lost another Metro member. Jerry Jendraszkiewicz, KE9I, passed away on Wednesday, October 15.

Check out the new site for viewing the Aurora Oval:


bulletWatch for W1AW/? portable operations throughout the year. W1AW/9 will feature Illinois from December 3 through 9.
bulletKP1 - Navassa - a WUST entity - WILL BE ACTIVATED IN JANUARY 2015! For the latest info CLICK HERE.
bulletVU4KV from Andaman Island is now QRT. Hope you're in the log.


Hear what a DXpedition hears from the DX side! CLICK HERE.

Our club is now listed in Clublog as a member club. All members should be sure to join Clublog ( and add METRO DX Club (MDXC) as one of your clubs! As of 12/16/2014, the following members have registered Metro as one of their clubs: AF9H, AI9L, K9AJ, K9BWQ, K9CJ, K9CS, K9DRS, K9NR, K9NU, K9PMV, K9PY, KC9RNK, KE9I, KM9M, N2WB, N9AKR, N9IHZ, N9LAH, N9MKZ, N9ORD, N9TK, N9WK, NV9L, NV9X, W9AEB, W9ILY, W9IXX, W9NKV, W9OA, W9PDS, W9UM, WA9LEY and WF9V.


Our annual Winterfest dinner was held on Friday, January 17 at the Harvest Room Restaurant,7164 W 127th St (Harlem Ave), Palos Heights, IL. Everyone had a great time!

CONGRATULATIONS to our officers for 2014: President: Jim Mornar N9TK, Vice-President/Program Coordination: Bob Jacobson K9CJ, John Raiger, K9DRS and Mike Rende WB9LSH (K9LSH effective May, 2014), Secretary/Treasurer: John Holmes W9ILY. Our Contest Chairman will be Carl Schroeder, K9CS. Keep up the good work!

Welcome to a new member for 2014 - Mike Rende, WB9LSH (K9LSH effective May, 2014)

At the end of 2013, WB9Z had amassed as whopping 3,005 band-countries with the latest being XZ1J on 12 and 10 and S21ZBC on 12 and 10. Amazing!

Welcome to new members to Metro: Jan, WG9V, Billie, K9QT and Lee, WA9LEY!

Jerry, WB9Z, was on the DX trail again and was part of the Amsterdam Island team - FT5ZM. Val, NV9L, was their Chief Pilot. CLICK HERE!

We lost several of our long time members during the year. Patti Colvin, AF9H, passed on March 9 in Kingman, AZ. On June 10 we lost Bob Truhlar, W9LNQ. Then, on July 16, Frank, K9BWQ, passed away. On October 15 we lost another member, Jerry KE9I. We will miss all of these great friends!

"Is this contest a Club Contest?" CLICK HERE for the answer!

Would you like to contact us? CLICK HERE!

Have questions about club membership? CLICK HERE!

Are you an award chaser? Click HERE for information about the awards that we sponsor.

What did METRO do in past years? Click HERE for the highlights!

Check out our Club Reflector! Click HERE. Be sure to check the member photos posted there! Also, check archived copies of our former printed newsletter, the Metro DXer.

Club contest QSO activities are posted. How did you do against other club members? Check it out now by clicking HERE to see the OUR CLUB CONTESTING RESULTS.

Have you won an award? Let W9ILY know so a copy can be posted HERE! Check out the members awards!


This page was last updated on 12/16/14.

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Metro DX Club

3810 N. Chamlin Drive

Morris, IL 60450


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