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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 recipients of the W.U.S.T Award: AH6FX and OE6CLD.

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) and OE6CLD (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.

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 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 September 23 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 HOT DX ACTION

   
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!
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.
K9AJ will activate two rare IOTAs in August. Here are the details: Mike K9AJ will again be up North activating two rare IOTAS beginning on August 26th. Here's the full story courtesy of the OPDX Bulletin: NA-159/NA-196 Operators Bruce/KD6WW and Mike/K9AJ will be active as KD6WW/VY0 and K9AJ/VY0 from Flaherty Island (King George Islands, NA-159) and Belcher Islands (NA-196) between August 26-29th. They will have two stations on the air and will be active during most of their awake hours. Activity will be focused on 30/20/17 meters using CW and SSB. There is the possibility of a brief operation from Sanikiluaq (capital of Belcher Islands) on August 29th.QSL via K9AJ, direct or by the Bureau. They plan to have online logs and OQRS after the operation.

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 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, 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.

"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 08/15/16.

   

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Metro DX Club

3810 N. Chamlin Drive

Morris, IL 60450

U.S.A.

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