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ARNewsline

The best source of amateur radio news is Amateur Radio Newsline The best place to hear it is of course on the ARNewsline Net Every Saturday night at 7:35PM Eastern on Echolink at the *DoDropIn* #355800 Check in to the net Listen to the news Hang around after for good chat.

HEDY LAMARR DAY 2019

For the 4th straight year we will celebrating HEDY LAMARR DAY ON NOVEMBER 9TH 2019 This special event net will be on at 9am pst/12noon est, (17:00 UTC) Help us celebrate her accomplishments and of course her 105TH Birthday. As we celebrate her technological advancements in ham radio and of course her silver screen roles in many movies she did throughout her career. Join us and have fun and check in to the Echolink *DoDropin* Conference server node #355800 or Alstar 47620 I want to thank KS6ZSP/Bill and VO1UKZ/Daryyll for the opportunity to be able to bring you this special event that I have brought to you in the past. We will have at least 1 yl's to cover the net which will run 3 hours or longer depending on the number of checkins. Also we will have the *HAM* Conference server and the *HANDIHAM* Conference server connected for this special event (more conference servers will be recruited to join us for this event). More details will follow!!! Please check the website DODROPIN.ORG for further updates. Speaking of checking in, a SPECIAL event QSL Card will be available upon request. Just tell the net controller and they will put you down for one and of course to obtain your special event QSL Card. Send a S.A.S.E. (self addressed stamped envelope) to W2JLD, address is good on qrz. In 2018 we had a very successful event. We had 104 checkins and 54 QSL cards sent out last year. Please join us in celebrating the technical accomplishments of a very talented yl, whom without her inventions, we would not have Wi-Fi or Bluetooth or gps. We will have the DODROPIN, HAM, HANDIHAM We will have a couple of yl's to be net controllers.

WR5O Contest Team

dodroplogo After two years of being out of the contest circuit due to a change in QTH, The WR5O Contest Team has begun installation of two towers on the city lot QTH of Brent Scott. Many thanks are owed to KC5MVZ Joey Johnston, AB5ET Len Hovey, N5SOU Charles Cook, KG5PYC Steve Anderson and Emilio Garcia for giving up the better part of a day to help with the 5 yards of concrete required to install a large and a small tower. The larger tower is a Universal Towers 50-15 self supporting tower at 50 feet. The smaller tower is Rohn 25. The smaller tower will be self supporting at 35 feet and will have an additional mast mounted that will bring the total height to match the bigger tower (50'). While the Larger tower will be home to a 5element 6 meter beam, Hexx Beam and a CX-333 tri-band vhf/uhf antennas, the second, smaller tower which is 87 feet away, will act as a support for wire antennas. Stretched between the two towers will be inverted L's for both 160m and 80m and an 87 foot long doublet for 5-10Mhz that will be fed with 600 ohm ladder line. Be looking for The WR5O Contest Team to be a presence in contests starting this fall. You can keep up with the team at WR5OContestTeam. Special Thanks to N9OFU Paul Morton for providing space for this article and for lending me his apprentice Emilio Garcia who at 20 something was a huge help to the 50 somethings.