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, May 31, 2009

Fun Sprint tonight!

Tonight is the annual QRP-ARCI Hootowl Sprint, which is always a lot of fun! This and the Michigan QRP Club Sprint, which was held last weekend are the kickoff events for the summer QRP season. As you can see from the image above, I was able to place decently a few years ago; and was quite surprised to have that beautiful certificate mailed to me.

The Sprint will run between 8:00 PM and Midnight, local time. For more details, please visit:

The QRP-ARCI events are always a good time. I hope you'll find some time to get on the air tonight and make a few QSOs.

And don't forget 80 Meters - the QRN has been not bad the past few evenings!

73 de Larry W2LJ


Anonymous said...

I keep telling myself to take a shot at these mini-contests. They are short and sweet. Don't necessarily have to send in a log, just give some folks a point or two. Never get to it. I definitely don't do the major contests, but should give the little one's a go.
72/73 N2ugb

Anonymous said...

Hello Larry,
I worked a few guys in the Hoot Owl last night. the bands were not too bad and I never did hear anyone on 80 meters. Zero dark thirty comes early so I pulled the plug and went to bed de Paul N0NBD