September 2006  


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The meeting was called to order at 7:45 pm. by the President, Bob Adamitis, K9MDO. The minutes of the previous meeting, August 18, 2006 were read and approved. The treasurer's report was not submitted due to the absence of the Sec./Treas. Jack Nienhaus, W9NJB.

Members and guests present: K9MDO, W9ILY, K9RB, K9CJ, N9LAH, KA9CBJ, KA9ZAP, N2WB,AK9Y,KM9M,K9PY.

President, K9MDO, reported that he had contacted the Harris Bank to have them reconsider the notification of a maintenance fee to be charged to our Club's checking account. An agreement was reached not to charge our account.

Out of town members were introduced by the President: Roger Borowski, K9RB from Orange Park, FL, and William Beyer, N2WB from Ormond Beach, FL.

John Holmes, W9ILY reported on contest results: Not enough members had entered the ARRL International DX CW contest for 2006 for a Club entry. He also reported that our club is registered as an affiliated ARRL radio club. He reported that Bob Jacobson, K9CJ had won 1st place in the 2005 CQWW 40 Meter CW category in the 9th call area. The Metro DX Club was 4th from the bottom.

President, K9MDO, asked if there were any outstanding bills for our 2006 Field Day, if so, please contact him. He also announced that new member, Bob Berger, N9ORD, had to receive blood transfusions, so was unable to attend tonight's meeting. An email was received by the President from Nick Cominos, W9UM, indicating that he was not able to attend tonight's meeting due to the flooding in Griffith, IN.

The President, also shared that he will be undergoing surgery on Sept. 27th at the University of Illinois Hospital.

President, K9MDO, presented a Metro-DX Club silver certificate to William Beyer, N2WB, honoring his contact from Peter One Island DXpedition.

There was no old business.

The program for the meeting was "THE 3Y0X DX - PERIENCE", presented by William Beyer, N2WB, using Microsoft Power Point on a computer screen.

He reported there were a total of 86,888 contacts at Peter 1 Island in Antarctica. There were 21 radio operators on Peter 1 from 8 countries. The presentation was professionally done in color and covered all the preparations for the DXpedition. He stated that for further information contact the website, if you wish to obtain a DVD covering the Peter One DXpedition.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:40 PM.


Respectfully submitted, Walter Kline, KA9CBJ