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ARRL Special Bulletin ARLX005 (1999)

ARLX005 CQ Editor Alan M. Dorhoffer, K2EEK, SK

QST de W1AW  
Special Bulletin 5  ARLX005
From ARRL Headquarters  
Newington CT  July 19, 1999
To all radio amateurs 

ARLX005 CQ Editor Alan M. Dorhoffer, K2EEK, SK

CQ Editor Alan M. Dorhoffer, K2EEK, died July 19 from complications
of cancer surgery. He was 61. Dorhoffer, who'd served as editor of
CQ for nearly a quarter-century, had spent his entire professional
life at the magazine. He started as an assistant editor in 1964 and
become the magazine's tenth editor in 1976. He'd been a co-owner of
the magazine since 1979.

A ham since his teenage years, Dorhoffer, who lived in Port
Washington, New York, concentrated his activity on his favorite
band, 10 meters. At CQ, he tried to focus on the ''people'' aspects of
Amateur Radio. ''Ham radio is people interacting with other people,''
he wrote in the magazine's 50th anniversary issue, and on the things
people do with Amateur Radio.

CQ Publisher Dick Ross, K2MGA, said Dorhoffer had been like a
brother to him for more than 42 years. ''We'd butt heads from time to
time on editorial matters, but that in no way diminished our mutual
love and respect,'' Ross said. ''He was always there for everybody.''

ARRL Executive Vice President David Sumner, K1ZZ, was among those
saddened to learn of Dorhoffer's passing. ''He was a respected
colleague and well known to all of us who travel the convention and
hamfest circuit, he said. ''It's difficult to picture the circuit
without him.''

Dorhoffer's illness had been only recently diagnosed. Funeral
arrangements are incomplete.--thanks to CQ Communications


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