Metro DX Club Officers
President: Jim Mornar, N9TK
Vice-President: Bob Jacobson K9CJ
Secretary: Lee Swanson, WA9LEY
Treasurer: John Holmes, W9ILY
Webmaster: John Holmes, W9ILY
DX CLUB MEETING MINUTES –
meeting was called to order at 7:35 pm by President Bob Adamitis
K9MDO who then led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.
He then read the Minutes and Treasurer’s report as W9NJB is
experiencing throat problems. The minutes and treasurer’s report were approved by the
Bob Ellison N9MKZ sent an e-mail thanking the club for the card sent to him on
the loss of his father saying it was very much appreciated.
Holmes W9ILY gave his report on Contest and DX activity:
Jacobson K9CJ took first place in the 2008 CQWW -
CW as single operator, high power in the 9th
Call area on 40 Meters and displayed his certificate. W9ILY displayed a very nice plaque received
by W9TY for
Metro members participated in the 2009 CQWW-SSB contest. Upcoming contests are:
CQWW-CW next weekend (Thanksgiving weekend); December 5-TARA RTTY; Dec. 4-6 ARRL
160 Meter CW; Dec. 12-13 the ARRL 10-Meter (both SSB and CW). Certificates for
working W9M, the Special Event Station on October 3rd, were issued to
three club members N9ORD, W9PDS, W9NKV in addition to 17 non-members.
A short discussion of antennae took place with K9CJ educating the group. Bob will
present an antenna program at a future meeting.
reported that the Ashford House has our reservation for the Annual Winterfest
Banquet on Friday January 15th.
We will order off the menu.
December 5th W9ILY will have a demonstration of RTTY and any members
interested are invited to John’s house that day. Further information will be from John.
replacement of club officers was then discussed with K9MDO leading the
conversation. The busiest office is
that of Vice President held by W9ILY. He
will keep the office while being relieved of some of the duties.
Phil Snyder N9LAH has volunteered to take over as Contest and DX
Chairman. Pat Skerrett
W9PDS then volunteered to be Webmaster. W9NJB’s
health will not allow him to continue as Secretary/Treasurer and Jerry Celmer
K9PY volunteered to take over that position for one year as soon as K9MDO,
W9NJB and K9PY can get together at a mutually agreeable time to transfer the
bank account from Jack to Jerry’s control.
backup will be Rick, W9NKV. Jerry
is a founding member of Metro and has in the past held every office of the club.
At this point the position of club president will be discussed further at
the December meeting.
program this evening was a DVD entitled “VK9DWX Willis Island by the Bavarian
submitted by Jack Nienhaus W9NJB Secretary’Treasurer
Metro DX Club
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