ARNewsline Net


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 2100 Eastern on Echolink at the *DoDropIn* #355800 Check in to the net Listen to the news Hang around after for good chat.

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.

Ham Nation After Show Net

Ham Nation is an internet tv show about amateur radio and is hosted by Bob Heil K9EID, Gordon West WB6NOA, Leo Laporte W6TWT, and George Thomas W5JDX. Their topics range from the basics that capture the beginners attention all the way up to topics that will keep you ole timers glued to the monitor. Join us on the *DODROPIN* Echolink conference server every Wednesday night at 2200hrs est for the Ham Nation After Show Net. If you haven't seen this show, you're missing a lot and you need to tune them in at and see what all the talk is about. Immediately following the show, connect to *DODROPIN* at node number 355800 for the Ham Nation After Show Net on Echolink and catch our new NCS, Todd WH6DWF, calling the net and leading the big roundtable discussion afterwards.

NFARL Tech Talk

This net meets every Monday evening at 8:30 p.m. local time on the 145.47 (-) PL 100.0Hz machine. The purpose of this net is to provide a forum for an open Q & A technical discussion of all Ham Radio related topics. Pose your questions on the net (or send them to Jim at beforehand) and others on the net will strive to answer them. Participants use Google and a chat room during the net to search for information related to topics being discussed, document findings, and send URL links back and forth. Here's how to get set up to participate in the net: Be at a computer from which you can Google information. Open a separate tab for the NFARL chat room hosted at NFARL.DODROPIN.ORG. Tune your radio to 145.47 (-) PL 100.0Hz or log into 145.47 repeater ECHOlink node 560686 (NF4GA-R). For more on EchoLink, visit our ECHOlink Overview page. Check in when the net opens by saying your name, call-sign, and location. Please join this exciting net each week.