September 2021

Metro DX Club September Meeting Minutes

September 17, 2021

Due to a recent surge in COVID cases, we returned to ZOOM for the September meeting. Thanks to John K9EL for his help.

The meeting was called to order by our President Jim N9TK. In attendance, besides Jim were K9GA, K9EL, W9ILY, W9KMP, N2BJ, K9RR, WT2P, WA9GQK, K9LS, NE9A, K9PY, K9DRS, K9CJ, N9DMM, K9ZO, KC9EOQ, K9ARZ, WA9LEY.       

HEALTH AND WELFARE  Jerry K9PY reports that he is having surgery next week but expects to be home shortly after. He also reports that he will be moving to central Oregon in early October and already has antennas set up at his new home and there is room for more. We wish him well 


The MINUTES of the previous  meeting were approved.

TREASURER’S REPORT  John W9ILY reports that the Club had income of $16.00 which was from two WUST applicants, WB0CHS and K9ZO.   John reports that our only expense was $200 donated to W9DXCC for coffee service at their event. Detailed Treasurer reports are filed on our site.


KING OF THE HILL  CJ WT2P was our July winner.

KOH winners in August were shared by WB9Z and K9NR for their entries in NAQP CW and NAQP SSB.

November SS  K9ZO won in his category.

NV9L placed 2nd , Multi Single HP in the 10 Meter contest.

ARRL DX K9CJ was the SO winner on 40 in the Central division.

CQWW 160 Metro was in the middle of the pack of club entries in our category.

 NAQP RTTY We fielded 2 teams and placed 26 and 28 of 64 teams.

WT2P received a plaque for SO HP Phone during CQWPX operating from Ralph K9ZO’s QTH.  He thanked Val and Jerry for sponsoring the plaque.

Lots of DX has been spotted on the Metro reflector.  Many thanks to those contributing.

NEW BUSINESS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

ELECTIONS Nominations are open for those interested in running for the Club Board.  The election will be in November.

SPECIAL EVENT The Club is interested in running another special event station next year.  Several ideas have been suggested but please let us know if you have something you would like the club to consider.

BOUVET  A Bouvet donation to the 2023 DXpedition was discussed. $250 was voted on and approved.

W9DXCC  Ed WA9GQK of NIDXA reported that feedback after the event was very positive.  The venue, staff and food at the banquet received high marks.  The program lineup was very good and the presentations on ZOOM went well.  Kudos to the organizers and their volunteers. Special thanks to the event chairman Paul K9NU and the chair of the prize committee John K9EL. There was a lot of behind the scenes effort insuring it was a success. Other Metro members were spotted helping out with prizes, registration, audio visual and the CW pileup contest.

ILLINOIS QSO PARTY  Coming up October 17th.  It’s a good time to start planning if you are doing a portable or mobile operation during ILQP.                                                                                          

KING OF THE HILL September qualifying contest is the Washington Salmon Run this weekend.The meeting was adjourned followed by a round table discussion of members’ current activities.  Lots of antenna work preparing for the contest season.

CJ WT2P operated W0W during the Missouri QSO Party and volunteered to do a program about his operation at an upcoming meeting.

K9PY is moving to Oregon in October and has joined the Central Oregon DX Club.  He mentioned that former Oakland A’s baseball star Joe Rudi is also a member of that club.  Jerry says he hopes to work us all when he gets settled.

John K9EL talked about some DX tools that he says might be of interest to members.  He likes Ham Alert that can send alerts to your phone and IPad.  JT Alert is also popular.

Here’s the recording of the meeting courtesy of John K9EL.      Video recording of the September 17th Meeting

Submitted by Lee WA9LEY