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, October 15, 2009

Highlight of the evening

is another post by Jim W1PID and the beautiful scenery that is New Hampshire in the fall:

http://www.mv.com/ipusers/w1pid/dearborn/dearborn.html

I'm glad Jim had such nice weather for his hike. Today in NJ we've had a very windy rainy cold day. High temperatures never got above the low 40s; and tonight is going to be wet and cold! The weatherman on TV said we are currently experiencing temperatures that we should expect for late November or December. Extreme NW New Jersey and parts of Pennsylvania have been getting wet snow.

I am looking forward to the QRP-ARCI Fall QSO Party this coming weekend. Don't know how much of a chance I will get to operate; but I want to get some time in. If you want to improve your code speed; this is a good opportunity. The exchange is pretty set - RST/SPC/QRP-ARCI # if you're a member; or RST/SPC/Power out, if you're not. Listen to some higher sent code for a couple of hours; and I guarantee that your "old and comfortable" code speed will sound a lot slower than it did before! As a plus, it's always nice to hear old friends on the air. The weather is supposed to be crummy in the NE this weekend; so at least yard work won't get in the way of operating! My luck, something else will; but at least it won't be yard work!

73 de Larry W2LJ

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