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!
Congratulations to the latest recipients of the W.U.S.T Award: DL1ASA and SP8IQR.
Awarded in 2016: KB9LIE (16), K9OT (16), IK4DRY (16), GØDBE (16), G4NXG/M (16), K1KOB (16), K2DFC (16), JN3SAC (16), KB8VAO (14), KF4NEF (endorsement #16), WØNB (16), VK2HV (16), SV2CXI (16), AH6FX (14), OE6CLD (16), DL1ASA (16) and SP8IQR (16).
Awarded in 2015: SM5FWW, WØGJ, N6FX, K8EAB (endorsement #15), VE3CFK, DJ3XG (endorsements #15 & #16), AI9L (endorsement #16), W1RM, W9IXX, WØROB (endorsement #16), AA1VX, K6VWE (endorsement #16), W5NUT, N9LAH, W6WF, N2BJ and W4DSM.
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. Memorial Mass at 9:30am on 11/12/16 at St. Linus Church, 10300 S. Lawler Ave. Oak Lawn. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.
We will operate SPECIAL EVENT W9C beginning on Monday, October 31, 2016 at 1300Z (0800 CST) through Sunday November 6, 2016 at 2300Z (1800 CDT) 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 will occur 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 October 21 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
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 (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, ACØX, 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.
"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!
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 10/21/16.
Metro DX Club 3810 N. Chamlin Drive Morris, IL 60450 U.S.A. To contact us, please email:
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