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!

Saturday, February 16, 2008

I did get a new one!

Country Number 71 towards DXCC QRP was tacked on tonight.

EI5E - Ireland.

40 Meters - almost down at the band edge. I was stoked and pumped and ready to look for more. Then the buzzsaw that is my neighborhood QRN came on, drowning out everything on 40 Meters.

I came upstairs and watched a re-broadcast of Game 3 of the 1969 Mets-Orioles World Series on Sports Net New York. Ah yes, pitchers and catchers have reported for Spring Training! It does my heart a world of good.

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ireland was my first DX QSO with a new FT-817 early last summer. Antenna was a window-mounted Buddistick. He didn't know I was QRP at the time and gave me a 579 report.

I was flabergasted. Haven't had similar luck since. Sigh!