DX Club Meeting Minutes
The program this evening
preceded the general membership meeting in order to accommodate presenter Pat
Carr, Director of the Tinley Park Emergency Operations Center. The description
of our tour is included below.
The meeting was called to
order at 20:08 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, Tony KD9CAU, Jim NV9X, Bob WF9V and Thomas N9IHZ.
AND WELFARE had a report from Tony, KD9CAU on the status of being present on
crutches This was due to a rough landing and tearing his 5th
metatarsal during one too many racquetball games. He hopes to be back running
around in 6-8 weeks.
The MINUTES are posted on the website and a motion was made and seconded
to accept these as published.
The TREASURERS REPORT was
distributed by John, W9ILY. The amount of $217.29 is still available for
donations and the full report is posted on the Yahoo Groups page for members to
The treasurerís report was
approved and seconded as distributed.
The WUST award has been issued to W1RM, having submitted a screenshot
indicating that he now has all 16 entities.
Mention was made of the Metro GOLD AWARD for having contact with two Metro DX members.
The winner for guessing the
number of contacts was Bob, N9ORD.
He was presented with a
commemorative beer stein.
and UPCOMING DXPEDITIONS
In 2016, South Sandwich and
South Georgia Islands is scheduled with Metro DX members Mike K9AJ and Bill
Heard Island is scheduled
for the end of 2015. Info at www.heardisland.org
Recent events included
Oklahoma QSO Party, CQ WW WPX and BARTG RTTY contests.
Metro DX members were in top
twelve for Illinois participants in last Octobers California QSO party. This
includes W9OA, NV9X, WA9LEY, W9ILY and K9PMV.
Lee, WA9LEY was among those
who accomplished contact with E30FB. Lee
uses a dipole in his attic.
Adding to the ranks of Honorary
Membership are Dorothy (Dot), N9ALC
(widow of W9LNQ) with 342 DXCC credits, and Jack W9NJB
our club secretary 1994-2009. The motion to accept was made by K9PY with a
second by K9CJ and passed by the members present.
Tower is still there and must be
scheduled for removal later this spring.
DAY was discussed including earning
extra points and possibly working from the EOC in Tinley. First the station
antenna requires review or repair, as it did not seem to function properly.
Club Challenge was mentioned as an
opportunity for those with a lower DX count to succeed. Members need to notify
W9ILY when they work (not necessarily confirm) an All Time New One.
The May club meeting needs
to be rescheduled so as not to conflict with Dayton Hamvention. May 22 was
proposed and K9CJ will confirm the date with the EOC personnel.
Jerry WB9Z will hopefully be
able to offer a presentation on the K1N DXpedition at the June meeting.
John W9ILY read a letter
received from the Franciscan Communities Hospice in Crown Point, Indiana
thanking us for our donation that was made in the memory of Jerry, KE9I.
W9ILY also noted that our
November Special Event station now has been confirmed by 46.4% on LoTW.
Following a motion to
adjourn by N9IHZ and second by K9CJ, the meeting was called to a CLOSE at 20:59 so that socializing could proceed.
John Raiger K9DRS
of Emergency Operations Center for Tinley Park
Presented by Pat Carr,
Director of Tinley Park Emergency Management.
Mr. Carrís background
includes 23 years with the Air Force.
He is involved with the
planning activities and incident command.
Emergency Medical Services
for the village now has marked ambulance vehicles located in the fire stations
and operated by Kurtz Ambulance Services. The
five ambulances handle over 5,500 calls per year.
The village has a helipad,
located by the police station on 183rd street.
This has been used for training by military exercises, since it is near
the former State Mental Health facility.
A tour of the EOC radio room
showed the redundant radio control equipment that has the capability to
communicate with local agencies. Tinley Park is one of the 13 accredited
emergency agencies in the State.
This was followed by a visit
to the 911 Center on the first floor.
Photos of the center are