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!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Not so good tonight

As good as the bands were last night; that's how terrible they were tonight. 40 Meters was unusable for the Foxhunt tonight. My local QRN was 20 over 9 on the meter. I wish I knew what was causing it; it's very frustrating, indeed.

80 Meters was better. I was able to QSY down there and had two rather nice QSOs. So the night wasn't a total loss.

Speaking of total losses ...... another disappointment was learning that Mitt Romney has dropped out of the Republican race. Darn! Mitt was the only true Conservative that was running after Fred Thompson decided to pack it in.

McCain is a RINO in the truest sense of the word.

Let's see - ol' Johnny boy is:

Against tax cuts
Believes in Global Warming as a direct result of human activity
Squelched the First Amendment with McCain/Feingold
Wants to grant amnesty to all ILLEGAL aliens (if you're offended by that term (which is the truth) - tough!)
Very soft on border enforcement
Wants to endow Constitutional protections to terrorists captured in the ongoing War against terror.

I may be sitting the election out, come this November.

73 de Larry W2LJ

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