Field Day 2009


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Metro DX Club Officers

President: Jim Mornar, N9TK

Vice-President: Bob Jacobson K9CJ

Secretary: Lee Swanson, WA9LEY 

Treasurer: John Holmes, W9ILY

Webmaster: John Holmes, W9ILY


Our 2009 Field Day exercise was in a beautiful new location in Chebanse (just south of Kankakee), near N9LAH's QTH. Unfortunately, we had fewer members participating, but we had more visitors! We had great weather and made lots of QSOs in Class 1A.

                                                     Contacts: CW: 780 SSB: 297 Total QSO's 1,077 

                                                         Total QSO points: 3,714 Bonus Points: 550 

                                                                         TOTAL SCORE: 4,264

(We missed out on the publicity bonus due to the last minute change of our location from Oak Forest Hospital. However, we were listed on the ARRL Field Day Locator Map)                                                                                  

                    N9ORD and W9ILY at the visitor's welcome area.                                                     The beautiful grounds


          N9ORD, N9AKR, W9ILY & K9CJ                              N9LAH supervising                     The antenna is up! The corn field is where

                                                                                                                                      lightning struck during the night. 


       WG9J's generator was flawless!                         K9CJ tuning it all up.                                     W9ILY, K9CJ, N9AKR


  N9AKR with K9CJ at the controls                        Now it's N9AKR's turn                               W9ILY operates while N9LAH monitors


   Yes, we used CT and it was great!            The ballparks and supporting buildings (rest rooms)


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