10th Anniversary Giveaway!

On April 30th, it will be ten years since the "W2LJ - QRP - Do More With Less" blog was born.

In appreciation for all who read this blog, I am going to give something away to one lucky reader. I have a new, mint condition, unused, complete sheet of fifty United States Amateur Radio stamps, issued in 1964 on the 50th Anniversary of the ARRL - Scott #1260. I am going to have the sheet matted and framed - ready for display on some deserving shack wall. All I ask is that you send an e-mail to w2lj@arrl.net - entitled "Blog Anniversary Giveaway". Include your name, call sign and mailing address.

Any Amateur Radio op worldwide can enter. I will package and ship the framed stamps to any destination that the United States Post Office will accept.

The names and call signs will be loaded into a software program such as RandomPicker on April 30th and a winner will be determined. The winner will be announced here, and then the framed stamps will be posted.

Good luck, and thank you for reading!

Friday, February 09, 2007

Samuel Clemens would be proud!

As Samuel Clemens, better know as Mark Twain, put it: "The report of my death was an exaggeration!"

And so it would seem, the same holds true for Morse Code; and the mode by which it is transmitted - CW. Even though the Morse Code haters and the NCIers would have you believe otherwise; the proof seems to be in the pudding:


73 de Larry W2LJ


Dave said...


Maybe now that Morse is no longer required, it will become "cool", instead of just a chore that has to be learned to get a license.

Dave KQ3T

KG2V said...

I think KQ3T is right. Morse won't die. Not MY favorite mode (I'm NOT good at it, but I'm TRYING)

I'm one of those folks who could see dropping it for the general, but keeping it for the extra - but it went the way it did, the writing was on the wall for a decade or more.

Anyway I think, and HOPE the CW stays around as a mode, and stays popular