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Metro DX Club Meeting Minutes


June 19, 2015


The meeting was called to order by President Jim Mornar N9TK, with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

In attendance, besides Jim, were John, W9ILY, Bob K9CJ, John K9DRS, Bob N9ORD, Jerry K9PY, Lee WA9LEY, Mike K9LSH, Jim NV9X, Bob K9MDO, Mike K9AJ, Matt KA9BBQ, Phil N9LAH, Carl K9CS, Dennis KA9ZZT, and Jeff KD9APD.


The MINUTES were distributed. A motion was made by WA9LEY and seconded by N9ORD to accept.

The TREASURERS REPORT was distributed by John, W9ILY. The amount of $208.80 is available for donations. Income was from two new members, a WUST award, a WUST endorsement and QSL card sales from the W9LNQ estate. K9LSH noted an error in the amount available for donations. A motion to approve the corrected treasurer’s report was made and seconded.

WUST awards have been issued to 114 operators including 17 Metro DX members.   

CLUB PICNIC  is scheduled at the residence of Phil, N9LAH on Saturday August 1st. More information will follow from Mark K9TP, picnic coordinator.



The IARU Contest will occur July 11 and 12.

DX to look forward to includes: Palmyra KH5 in 2016, along with VP8s, VK0 and maybe North Korea P5 in 2016.

For current and scheduled DXpeditions check out:


A donation was suggested by John W9ILY to VP8 on which K9AJ will be a member in the amount of $250.00. The motion was made by K9CS and seconded by KA9ZZT. This was with the proceeds of the sale of an amplifier from the W9YYG estate.


A discussion for the weekend’s activities was held. We will operate from the grounds of the former Tinley Park Mental Hospital. Bob K9CJ is organizing the activities with participants and the items being provided. Meet Saturday June 27 at 9:00 AM at the site.

On August 14, Metro members are invited to the NIDXA meeting in Joliet, sponsored by John W9ILY and Paul K9NU. Details to follow.

Mention was made as to the club standings in various CQ events:  CQWW, CQ-WPX, CQ-WW-RTTY and the ARRL 10 meter contests.

A note from Tim Beaumont, M0URX, the QSL Manager for E30FB Eritrea and his comments on using OQRS was read by W9ILY.

The most improved ATNO (All Time New One) operator currently appears to be Matt, KA9BBQ. This is for the 2015 Metro DX Club Challenge to be awarded at the end of this year.

Consider attending the W9DXCC Convention September 11 and 12th.

Following a motion to adjourn by KA9ZZT and seconded, the meeting was called to a CLOSE at 20:20.

A short break was followed by a presentation made by Mike K9AJ on the Tobi Island, Islands on the Air (OC-296) operation March 11 and 12. The team operated as T88TI, T88GI and T88XX. They were QRV for 40 hours and made 3707 Q’s.

Respectfully submitted:

John Raiger K9DRS