Metro Activity 2018


CONGRATULATIONS to our officers for 2018: Agreeing to hold their posts for an additional year are President: Jim Mornar N9TK, Vice-President: Bob, Jacobson K9CJ, and Treasurer: John Holmes W9ILY. Lee Swanson, WA9LEY was elected for the position of Secretary.

Our annual Winterfest dinner was held on Friday, January 19 at Papa Joe’s in Orland Park. 21 members and guests enjoyed a great meal, door prizes and lots of fun.

We made the decision to move our Metrodxclub email reflector to It went very smoothly and the Yahoo Groups reflector was closed down. We moved over emails, all the files and more importantly the active members. The preferences you listed on Yahoo Groups were carried over. If you are not signed up on the new group, it’s not too late. You don’t need an account at but it helps. will get you started. Then you can look for Metrodxclub and join.

Welcome to new members Steve Peters W9KXT and Mike McGuire K9ACM.

We had outstanding programs to start the year. N9TK presented his Bouvet adventure and NV9L presented her Puerto Rico experiences following the hurricanes.

Mike K9AJ with his buddy KD6WW operated as /VY0 from rare IOTA NA-207 for five days in July. The last activation of this IOTA was 18 years ago! They made 3,436 QSOs on CW & SSB, and 337 on FT8.

Everyone enjoyed our annual picnic at the QTH of Jerry WB9Z and Val NV9L. Thanks for the great time!

Welcome to new member in August – Tim K9CQ from Jacksonville, IL.

Our annual picnic was held on Saturday August 11 at the QTH of WB9Z/NV9L near Crescent City. Approximately 30 members had a great time!

Welcome to TWO new members in September – “CJ” WT2P and Ron KD9FQP.

Our club special event station W9C was again active October 15-21. CLICK HERE for all the details!