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!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Calculated Score

Here's my calculated score from my effort in this year's QRP-ARCI Spring QSO Party:

QSO points = 175 (29 QSOs with members, 15 QSOs with non-members)
S/P/C's = 34 (20M = 5, 40M = 12, 80M = 17)
Power Multiplier = 7 (I used 5 Watts output)

Calculated score = 175 X 34 X 7 = 41,650 points

I'm sure that's nothing compared to the die hard QRP contesters. When all is said and done, I'll be darned lucky if I finish in the top 50%; but I had fun, and that's all that counts.

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Kenneth Finnegan said...

Someone's got to be in the lower 50 percentile. I saw nothing wrong with my last score of 8...