Metro DX Club Officers
President: Jim Mornar, N9TK
Vice-President: Bob Jacobson K9CJ
Acting Recording Secretary: John Raiger, K9DRS
Secretary/Treasurer: John Holmes, W9ILY
Webmaster: John Holmes, W9ILY
Our Metro DX Philosophy
We believe that DX is one of the strands of fabric that bind together Ham Radio operators throughout the world. It is our goal to continually work to strengthen this fabric.
The Metro DX Club History
The Metro DX Club is proud to use the callsign W9TY that originally belonged
to one of our members, Mr. Bill DeGeer, for the Bill DeGeer Memorial Station.
Our club was founded in 1979 and has seen many changes over the years. One
thing, however, has remained constant - our love of DX. Several of our club
members have participated in major DXpeditions in recent years. Those include HKØNA
Malpelo, T31A Central Kiribati, VP8ORK South Orkney, YI9PSE Iraq, BS7H
Scarborough Reef, XT2C Burkina Faso, 3YØX Peter I, K5D Desecheo, Ducie,
Heard, Chatham, Swain's (both before and after DXCC credit was granted),
K9W (Wake Island) in 2013, FT5ZM-Amsterdam and K1N-Navassa Island plus other
less exotic trips to V6, PJ4, V2, HH, HI, HR, T7, 4U, P4, 9Y4, FP, FS, etc.
WB9Z, a Metro DX Club member, was on the 2016 team that activated Palmyra Island
(KH5) as K5P. Also, one of our members, K9AJ, is very active in the IOTA program
and enjoys activating remote islands such as Rennell Island, CE8A, Arctic
islands and four previously unactivated islands in Eastern Kiribati, T32. K9AJ
was part of the team that activated South Sandwich as VP8STI and South Georgia
as VP8SGI in 2016. In addition, we have participated in Field Day for many years
as well as various contesting efforts. We have activated four special event
stations, the first celebrating the club's 25th anniversary, the second
celebrating the club's 30th anniversary using the special callsign W9M and a
third celebrating the 35th anniversary of the club in 2014 when we
proudly used our club call of W9TY. In February
2016 we commemorated the Diamond Mine Disaster of 1883 in Grundy County,
Illinois with a Special Event station operation. In November 2016 we celebrated
the 100th birth date of legendary broadcaster Walter Cronkite with Special Event
We respond to QSL requests either direct, through LoTW or via the W9 QSL Bureau. We sponsor two awards: The W.U.S.T. Award for working at least 11 of the 13 U.S. Territories and the Metro Gold Certificate. A special "HISTORIC" W.U.S.T. Award is available if your confirmations include Kingman Reef (KH5K deleted from DXCC on 01 April 2016), Midway KH4 and Kure KH7 (both deleted 26 August 2016).
The Metro DX Club is committed to the DX community and
tries, as much as possible, to make monetary donations to major DXpeditions.
Please join us for one of our regular meetings!
For some of our our club activities year by year, click on the "Club Activities" tab on the left.
Metro DX Club
3810 N. Chamlin Drive
Morris, IL 60450
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