November 2008  


  Home Membership Our History Club Activities Favorites Awards Members photos Members at their rigs Members' DXpeditions Members' Awards Metro DX Challenge Members Contesting Club Contest Results W9TY Awards Meeting Minutes In Memoriam By-Laws


The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by President Bob Adamitis K9MDO. The minutes of the last meeting and the Treasurer’s report were read by Jack Nienhaus W9NJB the Secretary/Treasurer.  They were approved by the members with one correction.  K9ORD was added to the members present at the October meeting.

Contesting by club members was discussed:

A.       John Holmes W9ILY exhibited the plaque he received from the Southeast DX Club for CW in their 2008 – 50th Anniversary Contest. 

B.       The results of Field Day scores showed that Metro DX Club placed 4th in

C.       The results of the 2007 CQWW-CW were read and K9CJ won first place high power on 40 meters in the 9th call area.  A total of six club members participated and the club finished #37 out of 52.

D.        A club event was also discussed.  Should it be held as a group at one location or perhaps an intra-club competition from member’s home QTH?  The Colvin’s indicated that it could be held from their QTH if that is what the members decided.  This will be a topic to resolve at the DECEMBER meeting.

The Winterfest Banquet and a location were discussed. John W9ILY did a large comparison of restaurants on an Excel worksheet that was of great assistance in helping the members make a decision on the location. The members were unanimous in selecting THE ASHFORD HOUSE restaurant located at 7959 West 159th Street in Tinley Park . The prices are moderate and the food is tasty and plentiful, as can be attested to by W9ILY, K9MDO and W9NJB who have all recently dined there.  President Bob K9MDO will make our reservation there for Friday January 16th, our regular meeting night.  We will be able to order from the menu and our club price has yet to be determined.

In accordance with Article VII of the Club Bylaws nominations for 2009 officers were opened.  In discussion before voting, president K9MDO told the group that it may be time to inject some new blood in the people running the club and that he, Jack and John are ready to step aside for new officers.  No one seemed anxious to run for office and KM9M made a motion to retain the present officers for 2009.  The motion was seconded by N9LAH and unanimously approved by the members.

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 PM . Members present were W9ILY, K9PY, WG9J, AF9H, AI9L, N9ORD, KM9M, N9LAH, K9MDO and W9NJB.

W9ILY presented a program entitled “K9AY Loop Antenna”. It was informative.

Respectfully submitted by Jack Nienhaus W9NJB Secretary/Treasurer