Congratulations to Val, NV9L and Jerry, WB9Z for being the cover photo for the September 2020 issue of CQ!
CONGRATULATIONS to our officers for 2021. 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.
Unfortunately our annual Winterfest dinner in January was not held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully we'll recover in 2021 and have a great Winterfest again in 2022.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and cancellation of many events, our March 20, 2020 meeting and those following were held via ZOOM with on-the-air nets on the NC9T repeater on other Friday nights. This is continuing in 2021 and will most likely return to in person meetings in August.
Congratulations to our new member George Yundt on his new call W9GJY.
Welcome to returning member Wayne, AC9EF.
Welcome to our newest member Darren, W9AS.
The 2020 CQ DX Marathon was a great activity for Metro members! K9CJ posted an impressive score of 182 to be #3 on 40M. N2BJ won the top honor in USA Unlimited class for W9. Other unlimited class Metro entries were K9NU (281), W9ILY (280), K9NB (275), W9MK (259), NV9L (259), WB9Z (245), WA9LEY (175), W9PDS (164) and N9LAH (152). In the Limited Class K9GA took top Metro honors with 225, #11 overall and #3 in the USA. K9EL, the contest organizer finished with an impressive 288! The Metro club score came in at #33 with 509 points.
Nick, W9UM, reached an impressive goal this month with Worked All States on CW on 6 Meters! Congratulations, Nick!
Members enjoyed an evening at the Windy City Thunderbolts game on July 20th. This was in lieu of our regular July meeting. We had a reserved box and all had a good time.