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!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Amateur Radio and YouTube

There is a wealth of Amateur Radio videos available on You Tube. Admittedly some are pretty bad; but on the other hand, other are very well done and are very fun to watch.

If you want to be surprised, you can go to YouTube and type in "QRP" and you will get pages and pages of results. You will find a lot of homebrewing videos, Morse Code videos, portable operating videos, rig comparison videos, etc, etc, etc.

I'm not advocating that you spend all your time behind the computer watching Ham radio videos while you could be on the air making contacts; but it is fun to see what fellow Hams are doing and posting.

Want to see what the Hendricks PFR3 sounds like? Want to get a view of the new Chinese HB-1A? Want to see an ATS3B in action? Want to see how some Hams homebrew their own ladder line? Want to see the latest, or perhaps an earlier "Peanut and Rooster" adventure? Want to see how those home made compressed air antenna support rope launchers work? It's all there and more!

73 de Larry W2LJ


g4ilo said...

Interesting that the guy sends his power 0.1W as "0R1". Why the R? Wouldn't "0W1" be correct?

Paul said...

There is no reason to use high power (>10W) anymore. I called my 5 watts nowadays QRO. Hi. Yeah, all those video's are fun. We can add more to it. 73, Paul PC4T