METRO DX CLUB MEETING MINUTES –
Holmes, W9ILY, reported that there is not much in the way of coming contests
until the CQWW-WPX CW contest on the last weekend of May.
However, the Indiana QSO Party, the 7-land QSO Party and the New
England QSO Party will occur during the first weekend of May. There
will be much activity from those areas for members interested in contacting
states for the WAS award.
exhibited a certificate received from the Yankee Clipper Contest Club for 10
two-way contacts made by club station W9TY.
He also reported that pictures of club members in their ham shacks
are very slow in arriving. When received, they will be posted on our club
If any members do not have a digital camera, let K9MDO or W9ILY know so that
they may assist with a picture.
is still looking for DXCC and DX Challenge numbers from the members to be
posted on the club web site. John plans to send an update to the
membership on a quarterly basis, but needs input from the membership as to
their current DXCC and DX Challenge statistics.
reported that our club web site has run out of space with the
present provider. John
requested that we move our account to QTH.com at a cost of $4.95 per
month. A motion to do this was
made by Jess AI9L, seconded by Jerry K9PY and approved unanimously by the
K9MDO reported that Roger K9RB had part of his right leg below the knee
amputated last Monday. His blood
pressure and blood sugar that were elevated following the surgery are now
under control, but he is suffering from phantom pain.
He still needs our thoughts and prayers.
and John spoke to club member Bill N2WB on the phone the other day on Bill’s
return from the Clipperton DXpedition.
was happy to work some Metro
on that DXpedition.
Last week John and Bob met Eran Agmon
WH6R at O’Hare who had a layover on his journey from
K9PY brought an interesting piece of the club history to the meeting.
He had the minutes of the very first Metro DX Club meeting that was
mentioned a campaign named "Operation CQ" that is trying to put
together a history of call signs. Individual hams are being asked to add
information about their previous call signs, the dates held, class of
license, address, etc. This information is not available anywhere at this time
and will possibly be lost forever. The internet address is http://www.vanityhq.com/ and
this address will be forwarded to the membership.
Day was briefly discussed and W9ILY reported that the W9TY location at
business meeting adjourned at
and program chairman W9ILY then showed a
DVD entitled J2ØMM Djibouti. It
was an interesting story about a group of Italian hams who operated on the
present tonight were: K9BWQ and XYL Dolores,
N9AKR, W9ILY, W9NJB, K9MDO, K9PY, N9LAH, AI9L, AF9H, N9ALC and W9LNQ.
Respectfully submitted by Jack
Nienhaus W9NJB, Secretary/
Respectfully submitted by Jack Nienhaus W9NJB, Secretary/Treasurer