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, September 25, 2009

20 Meters this morning

Before I left the house, I jumped on 20 Meters for a few minutes this morning around 12oo UTC. The band was open to Europe; and I managed to work a station from Latvia YL3UZ.

I heard stations from England, Scotland, Russia and Poland, to toss a few country names out there.

QSB was deep and I heard the Latvian station call CQ and was surprised that I was heard first try. He was 579 and I received a 559 in return, which I will gladly accept any day of the week! Everytime I accomplish something like this with only 5 Watts, I still get that old "Novice Thrill" back again!

I tried working SP2009B; but the band started changing; and I had to get a move on.

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

Jspiker said...

Hi Larry...I would have never thought of 20 that early in the morning. Great catch.

I've found 40 very active just at sunrise. (7025-7030).

I'll have to start listening on 20 now that I know you're hearing stuff there.

John N8ZYA