Metro DX Club Meeting Minutes
The meeting was called to
order at 19:28 by President Jim Mornar N9TK, with the Pledge of Allegiance to
In attendance, besides Jim,
were John, W9ILY, Bob K9CJ, John K9DRS, Bob N9ORD, Jerry K9PY, Lee WA9LEY, Mike
K9LSH, Phil N9LAH, Jim NV9X, Bob WF9V and guest Gregg AB9MZ
During the introductions,
Gregory AB9MZ did a short biography and his involvement with the Tinley Park EMA.
More information can be obtained at QRZ.com. Upon receiving his application, we
welcomed Greg as a new member to Metro.
AND WELFARE: W9ILY read a letter received from Dot, N9ALC (widow of W9LNQ Bob).
She is now living in Iowa City, Iowa.
The MINUTES are posted on the website. A correction for the May program
will be WB9Z. (Not June as indicated) and the Navassa DXpedition. A motion was
made by K9CJ and seconded by N9ORD to accept these as corrected.
The TREASURERS REPORT was
distributed by John, W9ILY and is available on the Yahoo Groups site under
“files”. $217.29 is still available for donations. A motion to approve the
treasurer’s report was made by K9PY and seconded by K9CJ.
The WUST award had no activity since last month.
Nothing to report on the K9BWQ
and UPCOMING DXPEDITIONS
Many QSO parties are
scheduled: April 18-19 Michigan, North Dakota, Ontario; April 25-26 Florida; May
2-3 Indiana, Delaware and New England.
CQMM Manchester Mineira CW
Contest from Brazil was held April 18-19.
CQWW-WPX for CW will be May
For more details and links,
check WA7BNM Contest Calendar schedule.
PICNIC is scheduled at the residence
of Phil, N9LAH on Saturday August 1st. More information to follow so
save the date.
A donation was suggested by
John W9ILY to NCDXF in the amount of $100. This in support of several future
scheduled DXpeditions. The motion was made by N9ORD and seconded by K9CJ.
It was noted that that
INDEXA is now tax exempt.
Comments were exchanged
about supporting plaques for the CQWW RTTY contest as well as CQ Magazine’s
An announcement was made for
help in scoring the DX Marathon. This
would be six weeks of assistance for half of May and most of June. The five year
commitment generated no interest to help K9EL with the project.
A discussion was held on the
activities for the weekend.
It was decided to utilize
the facilities on the grounds of the former Tinley Park Mental Health Center.
There is much interest among the members and we have the support of Tinley Park
Emergency Management. Members volunteered support including N9ORD with cooking,
K9PY with acquiring provisions, W9ILY to do submissions, N9TK ground rod and
cable, K9DRS water and power cords. N9LAH will help with 6 & 2 meters and
440 Mhz. The club will provide meat, buns, chips, condiments, etc.
AB9MZ will assist as a
liaison with the Village EMA. A solar station will be possible with the help of
Friday evening setup was
considered, but the possibility of loss and vandalism suggest a Saturday morning
A planning meeting will be
scheduled in early June by N9TK, to work out the details.
Club Challenge was mentioned as an
opportunity for those with a lower DX count to succeed. Twenty members have one
ATNO and three have two new contacts.
The May club meeting has
been rescheduled so as not to conflict with Dayton Hamvention. Jerry WB9Z will
offer a presentation on the K1N DXpedition
Following a motion to
adjourn by N9LAH and second by K9CJ, the meeting was called to a CLOSE
at 20:44 so that socializing could proceed.
A video on the VP8THU South
Sandwich DXpedition played in the background.
John Raiger K9DRS