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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: DL6MRS.

Awarded in 2017: DL6MRS (15)

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 next event will be our annual WINTERFEST Dinner at Friday, January 20th, 2017 7:00 PM at Papa Joe's, 14459 South La Grange Road, Orland Park 708 403-9099 Family style menu includes soup, salad, pasta, chicken dish, meat dish, vegetables, potatoes, and dessert. Also included are coffee, tea, milk, and soft drinks. Only $23 per person, tax and tip included. Cash Bar. Payment is due in advance by January 11th, 2017. Two ways to pay: 1.) Mail check to Lee Swanson, WA9LEY, 13342 Lahinch Dr., Orland Park, IL 60462 (Make check out to Metro DX Club) 2.) PayPal: Send to w9ty@comcast.net. Be sure the payment is sent to "friends and family", not purchasing merchandise, otherwise there will be a PayPal fee charged to the club. To RSVP or if you have questions, contact Lee at lvsdx@yahoo.com or 708 997-4627.

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 February 17, 2017 at 7:30. See you there!

Check out the latest Space Weather conditions! http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/

REALTIME BAND CONDITIONS WEB SITE <http://www.bandconditions.com>

CURRENT/UPCOMING DX ACTION

   
Team Saint Martin (FS) comprised of Paul, K9NU, Jim, N9TK, John, W9ILY and John, K9EL completed their expedition to Saint Martin from November 30 through December 10, 2016 . They operated in the ARRL 160 meter contest, the TARA RTTY Melee, the 10-Meter RTTY contest and lots of general operating. They made over 10,000 QSOs and operated up to three stations simultaneously!  
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.  

FOR A LIST OF SCHEDULED DX OPERATIONS, CLICK HERE and CLICK HERE.

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 (http://www.clublog.org) 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.

METRO CLUB ACTION IN 2016

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.

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

We 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.

Team Saint Martin (FS) comprised of Paul, K9NU, Jim, N9TK, John, W9ILY and John, K9EL completed their expedition to Saint Martin from November 30 through December 10, 2016 . They operated in the ARRL 160 meter contest, the TARA RTTY Melee, the 10-Meter RTTY contest and lots of general operating. They made over 10,000 QSOs and operated up to three stations simultaneously!  

"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 01/10/17.

   

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Metro DX Club

3810 N. Chamlin Drive

Morris, IL 60450

U.S.A.

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