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!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

A very sad day for Amateur Radio

It was literally with a gasp that I read the following on one of the QRP e-mail reflectors today:

From Jack Stone
It is with a heavy heart and infinite sadness I report the passing of LB Cebik, a friend to us all.

I had called the local Sheriff in Knoxville, TN to go check on him
since I hadn't heard from him in over 5 days (either email or phone), which is highly unusual.

The Sheriff called back to tell me this sad, devastating news. He waslike family to me and was loved and respected by so many. I remain in shock as I tell you this.

LB Cebik, W4RNL, was a giant in the Amateur Radio world. Although he taught philosophy for a living, physics was his second love. The man was a walking, talking encyclopedia of antenna knowledge. On top of that, he had the gift of making difficult subject matter easy to understand. Even for dolts like me.

It's not every day that you have a living legend in your midst. LB Cebik was a living legend in the Amateur Radio world. He will be missed greatly; especially by the QRP community for whom LB seemed to have a special fondness. He was a frequent guest speaker at FDIM and Atlanticon.

LB greatly missed his wife, Jean, who passed away from cancer a few years back. In some way, it is comforting to think of him finally reunited with the first, true love of his life.

For more please visit the following links:


Antennas - Service and Education

Rest in Peace, L.B. - Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Ed West, K9PBZ said...

Wonderfully said. Amen