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!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Ham Radio operators are a danger ......

Oh .... this is good!


Well, as a QRPer, I guess I would be considered acceptable to the Earth Liberation Front. But there's something about these kind of hysterics and tactics that really gets me stoked.

I wonder if any of these folks have ever used a cell phone or sat in front of a TV screen; or used an electric blanket, or a microwave oven?

Before they go off on a tirade - they really should do a little research and get their facts straight. Do you know anybody in your neighborhood that REGULARLY uses the full gallon? I don't.

And, yeah, the poster was probably a troll; but I still got rankled.

73 de Larry W2LJ


Jspiker said...

I know of NONE here...they all need to do more with less. I'd hate to think I needed a KW to work a little DX.

I've always been amazed at the "bigger is better" line of thought.Don't get me wrong (to each their own)but the "cost vs fun" diminishes quickly for me the longer I think about the expenses and the "lightening rods" up in the sky.

I'll aways prefer to operate QRP.

K4GDW said...

These ELF nitwits are probably the most visible of the "Earth First" crowd. They espouse the belief that the world would be better off without humans, but lacking the ability to wipe humanity out as a species, they satisfy themselves with burning down houses, even entire sub-divisions, and vandalizing peoples cars. All this in an effort to return humanity to the stone age and limit the effects of human activity on the Earth.