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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

 

We operated Special Event station W9C from October 31, 2016 through November 6, 2016 commemorating great American icon Walter Cronkite's 100th birth date. At least nine stations operated from their home QTH locations including AI9L, WA9LEY, NV9X, W9ILY, K9EL, K9CJ, NV9L, WD9HSY and K9GA. On Saturday, 17 Metro members met at the QTH of NV9L/WB9Z in Crescent City and put HUNDREDS of contacts in the W9C log. Attending were K9DRS, K9LOT, K9LSH, K9NU, K9PY, K9TP, K9ZAV, KA9BBQ, KA9ZZT, N9IHZ, N9LAH and XYL Cindy, N9TK, N9VVO, NV9L, W9ILY, WA9LEY and WB9Z. The Club provided lunch, snacks and drinks for the group courtesy of N9TK who did all the shopping. Several club members had not previously had the opportunity to operate in a "pileup" situation and they gained a lot of great experience. Jerry gave the club a tour of his super station and antenna farm that was very impressive. Val, NV9L, who is one of the presenters on Ham Nation https://twit.tv/shows/ham-nation , had highlighted special event activity, in particular the W9C activity, on her weekly broadcast and set up a live feed on Facebook with a link from QRZ.COM so the world could see our operation in action. There were hundreds of views to the Facebook feed and over 3,700 QRZ.COM lookups! A total of nine stations operating from their home QTH made a total of 1,933 contacts on CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK31, PSK63, PSK125 and FM. A number of photos of members operating were taken and here they are.

                                            Left to right back row: W9ILY, K9NU, N9LAH, KA9BBQ, WB9Z, N9TK, KA9ZZT, WA9LEY

                                       Left to right front row: NV9L, K9LOT, K9TP, K9ZAV and of course NV9L's buddy Beasley 

 

                      WA9LEY, K9PY, KA9BBQ and KA9ZZT                                             N9VVO and KA9BBQ                                                 

        

                                          Jerry explaining the aluminum                   A very impressive super station!

  

Metro DX Club

3810 N. Chamlin Drive

Morris, IL 60450

U.S.A.

To contact us, please email:    w9ty@arrl.net

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