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Metro DX Club Officers

President: Jim Mornar, N9TK

Vice-President: Bob Jacobson K9CJ

Acting Recording Secretary: John Raiger, K9DRS

Secretary/Treasurer: John Holmes, W9ILY

Webmaster: John Holmes, W9ILY


   Where DX is our middle name!!  

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

We sponsor the colorful W.U.S.T. (Worked U.S. Territories) Award for confirmed contact with 11, 12 or 13 of those Territories. You will be proud to display this award! If you have contacted the most recently deleted WUST Territories - Kingman Reef (KH6K) deleted on 01 April 2016, and Midway (KH4) and Kure (KH7) deleted on 26 August, 2016 (announced on 31 March, 2017) - you qualify for a "SPECIAL HISTORIC" version of the WUST Award!

CLICK HERE for all the details.


Congratulations to the latest recipients of the W.U.S.T Award: IW9HII and N9IGP.

Awarded in 2017: DL6MRS (15), KU8X(16), AK76O (16), I4YCE (16), I5HOR (16), I2AOX (16), I1FY (15), IW9HII (12) and N9IGP (14).

Awarded in 2016: KB9LIE (16), K9OT (16), IK4DRY (16), GDBE (16), G4NXG/M (16), K1KOB (16), K2DFC (16), JN3SAC (16), KB8VAO (14), KF4NEF (endorsement #16), WNB (16), VK2HV (16), SV2CXI (16), AH6FX (14), OE6CLD (16), DL1ASA (16), SP8IQR (16) and KF4MH (16).

For a listing of all recipients, CLICK HERE.

Our regular meetings are at the Tinley Park Emergency Management Agency located at 17355 S. 68th Court in Tinley Park, IL in the operations room on the ground floor. Our next meeting will be on Friday May 19, 2017 at 7:30. See you there!

Check out the latest Space Weather conditions!



Thanks to our generous members for making a significant donation to the 3YZ DXpedition. Here is our beautiful Certificate of Appreciation...


The long wait for Bouvet Island will soon be over. 3YZ will operate in early 2018 and TWO Metro DXers, N9TK and WB9Z, will be on the 20-member team. CLICK HERE for the official web site.
W9AEB and crew will activate PJ7 in June 2017. Here's their announcement: PJ7 / St. Maarten  -- June 14 to June 28, 2017 -- by W9DR, W9KXQ, KK9N, K9UK, W9AEB -- Station 1:  PJ7/W9DR on 6 meters, Beacon 50.115.7  Stations 2 and 3: PJ7/ W9KXQ, KK9N, K9UK, W9AEB on 10 through 80, CW, SSB, Digital. QSL via home call.  
Team St. Martin will be active in 2017! Operators John/K9EL, Paul/K9NU, John/W9ILY and Mike/W9MK will be active as FS/homecall from the FS/K9EL QTH on St. Martin (NA-105, DIFO FS-001, WLOTA 0383, WW Loc. FK88) near the Orient Beach between December 1-9th. Activity will be on 160-10 meters, but will mainly be focused on the lower bands. Operations will be on CW, SSB, RTTY and possibly PSK63. Equipment will include 2 K3s, a TS590 plus 3 amplifiers. The 160 meter antenna will be an Inverted L plus a SAL20 for receive. Announcements will be made on Twitter - #FSK9EL. Daily updates to ClubLog and LoTW are planned. QSL via their home callsigns ClubLog's OQRS preferred for direct and Bureau cards.


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

Our club is listed in Clublog as a member club. All members should be sure to join Clublog ( and add METRO DX Club (MetroDXC) as one of your clubs! As of 4/26/2017, the following members have registered Metro as one of their clubs: AC9EF, ACX, AI9L, K9AJ, K9BBQ, K9CJ, K9CS, K9DRS, K9EL, K9NR, K9NU, K9PMV, K9PY, KM9M, N2WB, N9AAC, N9AKR, N9IHZ, N9LAH, N9ORD, N9TK, N9VVO, N9WK, NV9L, NV9X, W9AEB, W9ILY, W9IXX, W9MK, W9NKV, W9OA, W9UM, WA9LEY,WF9V and WG9V.


CONGRATULATIONS to our officers for 2017: Agreeing to hold their posts for an additional year are President: Jim Mornar N9TK, Vice-President/Program Coordination: Bob Jacobson K9CJ, Secretary/Treasurer: John Holmes W9ILY. Also, John Raiger, K9DRS, has agreed to be acting recording secretary. Thanks again, John!

WELCOME to our newest member Joe, KA9QAT.

Our annual Winterfest dinner was held on Friday, January 20 at Papa Joe's in Orland Park. 24 members and guests enjoyed a great meal, door prizes and lots of fun.

We were able to make a major club contribution to the 3YZ DXpedition.

We updated our WUST Award to reflect the deletion of Midway and Kure from the DXCC listing.

"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 04/26/17.


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