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Jerry, WB9Z, claimed a very impressive 2,144 Qs for CQWW-SSB 20 Meter high power for the TOP Claimed 20M score in the USA and #3 in the World! ALSO, in the CQWW-160M contest from 2009, Jerry was #1 SSB high power in the USA and set a new SSB USA single op record. Great going, Jerry!!


Our Special Event Station W9M operated on Saturday, October 3 celebrating our club's 30TH ANNIVERSARY.

SA-062 Rare IOTA Operation

Mike, K9AJ, operated with a group from Brazil as PW6C from rare IOTA SA-062 in November. The team made 7,500 QSOs and Mike is the QSL manager. Click HERE to see their nice QSL card.

W9TY finished Field Day with 4,264 points with 780 Q's on CW and 297 on SSB (Third place in Illinois in Class 1A). Click HERE for a map to the site we used. Check out Dennis KA9ZZT's great pictures on our WEB site HERE and on Dennis' own Shutterfly page HERE.

Our annual picnic was held on Saturday, August 15 and all had a fun time. Click HERE to see the pictures.

Mike, K9AJ, with KD6WW, operated as K9AJ/VY0 and KD6WW/VY0 from NA-185 (a rare IOTA) from Friday, July 31 through Monday, August 3 and made over 4,000 QSOs. Click HERE for Mike's story and unusual picture.     

Jess, AI9L, completed his 20 Meter Worked All States RTTY in July, all confirmed by LoTW! Nice going, Jess! He worked W9ILY/ in Nebraska during the NAQP-RTTY contest for #50.

We have been joined by TWO NEW MEMBERS - Rick, W9NKV and Pat, W9PDS. WELCOME!!!

Our 2009 Winterfest Dinner was enjoyed by all. Click HERE for all the pictures!

Our thanks to Tom, W9AEB, for making a generous donation to the E44M DXpedition to Palestine on behalf of the Metro DX Club! Thanks very much, Tom! 

N2WB was a member of the TS7C DXpedition from Tunisia (IOTA AF-073). They have posted their Digital Hall of Fame. CLICK HERE.

Jerry, WB9Z, was a member of the KP5 DXpedition. Click HERE  for their WEB site and see if you're in their log!