Metro DX Club Meeting Minutes
September 21, 2018
The meeting was called to order by President Jim N9TK, with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
In attendance, besides Jim were Jerry K9PMV, Jerry K9PY, Matt K9BBQ, Bob N9ORD, Ron KD9QFP, John K9DRS, Mel NE9A, John W9ILY,Bob K9CJ, Lee WA9LEY.
The MINUTES of the previous meeting were approved.
The TREASURERS REPORT was distributed by John W9ILY and it was approved and seconded. Our income from several sources totaled $70. Our expenses of $24.11 was for picnic food. Jerry K9PY brought hamburgers for the picnic from leftover FD funds.
WUST Two new certificates were awarded, W4DAW and JA7CVL. There were 3 other WUST inquiries.
CONTESTS Reported by W9ILY Many members have participated in a number of contests like CQWW, NAQP and many state QSO parties. It was reported that many contest log submission dates have shortened to 7 days. Make sure to check contest rules. The California QSO Party and Illinois QP coming up soon. CQWW RTTY will be running 9/29 and 9/30.
LOCAL REPEATER NC9T 442.025 tone is 100hz up 5 mhz. Many members hang out there and make DX call ins.
Outbound QSL Service Jerry K9PY, is forwarding member's QSL's to the ARRL. See previous posts for details.
Metro Picnic Thanks again to Jerry WB9Z and Val NV9L for hosting the Metro picnic this year. A good time was had by all. Also, thanks to Mark K9TP for manning the grill.
DUES POLICY Our new proposed dues policy is that members joining after 7/1, dues will cover the balance of the current year and the next year. A motion was made and approved to adopt this new policy.
W9C Special Event 10/15-10/21 Celebrating the Illinois Bi-Centennial. All members are encouraged to operate. E-Mail John W9ILY who will send a link to the on line sign up sheet. The event details will be in Oct QST. Matt K9BBQ is designing our QSL/certificate again this year. Many members seem to be interested in operating this event from home. Be sure to E-Mail W9ILY to reserve your time slots. Jim N9TK offered his shack for our group to use for a W9C operation. Stay tuned for details.
W9DXCC Many members attended. A couple of members won door prizes. Many interesting seminars and programs.
METRO BADGES Several members are interested in getting a Metro DX Club badge. John W9ILY will be placing the order. Contact him if interested. An announcement will be made on the reflector.
DX ON THE BANDS St. Helena, Mayotte and Afghanistan are among the DX worked by members over the last few days. Talked about checking the NG3K website for upcoming DXpeditions.
PJ2Y A PJ2Y QSL was passed around to look at. This call was the Dave Kalter Youth Foundation operation from July. Our club made a donation to them.
The meeting was adjourned for refreshments followed by our program.
Program John K9DRS gave an interesting and informative presentation of his June trip to Germany and surrounding areas. He presented lots of pictures of the interesting sites he visited. One of his stops was the ham get together in Friedrichshafen. This is the largest of its kind in Europe.
Submitted by Lee WA9LEY