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, August 23, 2009


Wasting my time behind the computer on a warm, ultra muggy, soggy Sunday morning, I have signed up for Twitter.

Why? God only knows. I haven't a clue.

If you want to follow W2LJ and see seldom sent "tweets", you are more that welcome. I will gladly fill up your computer screen with mind numbing uselessness.

73 de Larry W2LJ


g4ilo said...

Band conditions must be bad...

Larry W2LJ said...

Hee hee!

Julian, I doubt I will do this for very long. But it's something relatively harmless that I can say I tried, for a while at least. Don't go looking me up in Facebook or anything like that, though.

Dick said...

Signed up for Twitter. Twenty-four hours latter signed off of Twitter...for ever. Same with Facebook.

goody said...

At the risk of sounding like a crusty old man, I can't for the life of me figure out how Twitter is useful...and I've been online in one way or another for 17 years and I'm in the business of Internet connectivity, IT, and software applications. Facebook was initially really cool as I got to meet up with friends I hadn't seen in 20 years. Now with endless Mafia Wars requests, inane poll postings, pitchfork-and-torch politics, and incoherent wall postings, the novelty has wore off and it's become an annoying chore to check in to Facebook. I long for the days when the Internet was just a bunch of geeks and nerds trading software and dirty ASCII art pictures... :-/

Larry W2LJ said...

So far, it's been pretty innocuous. I signed up to follow Steve WG0AT of "Peanut and Rooster" fame. I'll bet his tweets from on top of Mt. Hermon might be interesting.

Jim said...

Same here on Facebook, I lasted less than 24 hours before I hit delete button.