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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 13, 14 or 15 of those Territories. You will be proud to display this award! If you have contacted all 16 of the WUST Territories before Kingman Reef (KH6K) was deleted on 01 April 2016 you qualify for a "SWEET SIXTEEN" version of the WUST Award!

CLICK HERE for all the details.


Congratulations to the latest recipient of the W.U.S.T Award: KF4MH.

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).

Awarded in 2015: SM5FWW, WGJ, N6FX, K8EAB (endorsement #15), VE3CFK, DJ3XG (endorsements #15 & #16), AI9L (endorsement #16), W1RM, W9IXX, WROB (endorsement #16), AA1VX, K6VWE (endorsement #16), W5NUT, N9LAH, W6WF, N2BJ and W4DSM.

For a listing of all recipients, CLICK HERE.

We have lost yet another great Metro DXer. Jack, W9NJB, passed away peacefully on October 16, 2016. Jack had served as our club secretary/treasurer for many years and will certainly be missed.

We operated SPECIAL EVENT W9C October 31, 2016 through November 6, 2016 commemorating the birth of an outstanding American - Walter Cronkite - "The Most Trusted Man in America". Check our listing in November 2016 QST. Operations of W9C occurred on 80 through 10 meters (excluding 60 meters) on CW, SSB and RTTY at various times throughout the operation period.  Click HERE for the details.

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 December 16 at 7:30. See you there!

Check out the latest Space Weather conditions!



Team Saint Martin is pleased to announce an expedition to Saint Martin from December 1-11, 2016 .  The primary focus of the trip will be on the low bands, including participation in the ARRL 160 Meter contest.  We expect to operate up to 3 stations simultaneously.  The operators are Paul, K9NU; Jim, N9TK, John, W9ILY and John, K9EL.  Callsigns will be FS/home call.  All QSL's to the appropriate home call.  The team will also participate in the two RTTY contests the weekend of Dec 3-4.  All inquiries should be addressed to K9EL at his QRZ.COM email address.  
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.  

K9AJ activated two rare IOTAs in August NA159 and NA196. Hope you were able to put him in your log!

Mike, K9AJ was a member of the big VP8 team that activated South Sandwich as VP9STI and South Georgia as VP8GSI. CLICK HERE for the story

The DXpedition to Palmyra, KH5-p using the call K5P included WB9Z was a team member!  CLICK HERE for details and to check out the WUST logo on the mail page!


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 (MetroDXC) as one of your clubs! As of 7/4/2016, the following members have registered Metro as one of their clubs: AC9EF, ACX, AI9L, K9AJ, K9CJ, K9CS, K9DRS, K9EL, K9NR, K9NU, K9PMV, K9PY, KA9BBQ, KM9M, N2WB, N9AAC, N9AKR, N9IHZ, N9LAH, N9MKZ, N9ORD, N9TK, N9VVO, N9WK, NV9L, NV9X, W9AEB, W9ILY, W9IXX, W9NKV, W9OA, W9PDS, W9UM, WA9LEY,WF9V and WG9V.


CONGRATULATIONS to our officers for 2016: 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 members Chris, W9LIZ and Tony N9VVO.

Our annual Winterfest dinner was held on Friday, January 15 at Papa Joe's in Orland Park. 25 members and guests enjoyed a great meal, door prizes and lots of fun.

Jerry WB9Z is on the team activating Palmyra(KH5) as K5P.

Mike K9AJ is on the team activating South Sandwich (VP8STI) and South Georgia (VP8SGI).

SPECIAL EVENT STATION February 2016: We operated a SPECIAL EVENT STATION commemorating the 1883 Diamond Mine Disaster on Saturday, February 6, 2016 between 1700Z and 2300Z from the QTH of John, W9ILY, in Morris. CLICK HERE for the details of this club activity.

W9MU gave us a detailed presentation of the G5RV antenna at our March meeting.

Our annual picnic was held on Saturday, August 6 at the QTH of N9LAH in Chebanse. 28 members enjoyed the food and conversation.

"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 11/28/16.


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