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!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Totally unrelated to Ham radio

I was driving home from work on Interstate 287, doing the usual creep and crawl thing. Much to my surprise, I was passed by the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile! Since I was at a dead stop in my lane, I managed to pop out the cell phone and grab a photo as it went past.

It's not often that you see a giant hot dog pass you at about 45 MPH!

Also to my surprise, the photo came out better than I thought it would - thanks Motorola! (I'm grasping for a radio related topic, here ...... work with me!)

73 de Larry W2LJ


Paul PC4T said...

That is a nice shot. I have always a Kodak Zx1 camera in my pocket. It looks like a mobile telephone but it s a digital HD video camera. 73,Paul PC4T

jeffrey.embry said...


Indeed this is radio related. On my last trip to FDIM, I stopped for lunch at a Cracker Barrel and when I left the restaurant, the Hot Dog was parked next to my vehicle. Because of that, it will always be radio related...at least in my feable mind.

73, Jeff, K3OQ