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!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Productive day after all

I managed to get a bunch of things done around the house even if they were light chores. Yesterday, I was told no strenuous chores or anything like house cleaning or lawn mowing until Sunday at least. So today was a Ham day for the most part.

I got my WAS QRP CW application filled out. I still have to get it mailed to ARRL; and will probably do that tomorrow. Also I got country #92 worked on 20 Meters this evening. Way down at the band edge, OX3XR, Peter from Greenland was working split "up". I got him on my second try.

If the sunspots keep perking up; maybe I'll be filing for DXCC QRP this year, too. Only eight more to go!

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

pidloop said...

Wow, I am amazed anyone can work all 50 states with 5 watts. I would like to know more about your equipment and any operating tips you could share. Thanks, WB0OEW.