Congratulations to Val, NV9L and Jerry, WB9Z for being the cover photo for the September 2020 issue of CQ!
CONGRATULATIONS to our officers for 2020: Agreeing to hold their posts for an additional year are President: Jim Mornar N9TK, Vice-President: Bob, Jacobson K9CJ, Secretary Lee Swanson, WA9LEY, and Treasurer: John Holmes W9ILY.
Our annual Winterfest dinner in January was attended by 22 members and guests at Papa Joe's in Orland Park. Everyone had a great dinner and there were lots of prizes for all.
Welcome back to former member Pat, W9PDS. Pat was very busy with "life" and has now found the time to enjoy Ham Radio again.
Mike/K9AJ with his friend Nando, IT9YRE, activated a new IOTA entity SA-101 Alejandro Selkirk Island-the most western island of the CE0Z island group, February 3-5 using the call CBØZ. They made about 1,200 QSOs using CW, SSB and FT8.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and cancellation of many events, our March 20 meeting and those following were held via ZOOM with on-the-air nets on the NC9T repeater on other Friday nights.
Welcome to our new members Barry, N2BJ of New Lenox and Gerry Klotz KB9PKI of Orland Park.
Welcome to our newest members, Dan, NC9T and Jerry, N9XR.
The 2019 CQ DX Marathon winners were announced by K9EL, the awards manager, and W9ILY finished #1 in W9 in the Unlimited category. He was followed immediately by K9NU and N2BJ with W9MK and K9NB a bit down the list. K9NU won the W9 honor in both 2018 and 2017.