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, October 12, 2009

Midway Island DXpedition

is underway as of yesterday 11 October, 2009. For details, please visit:


It appears the team landed safely on the atoll today, 12 October, 2009; and as soon as day breaks local time, they will begin setting up station K4M. If things go as planned, the team should be on site for ten days.

Just checked the radio and they must be active on 20 Meter CW. The pileup around 14.024 MHz is getting quite fierce!

Good luck and good DX!

73 de Larry W2LJ

1 comment:

David said...

The pileup you heard tonight on around 14.024 was actually for OK1FZM/6W on 14.022 listening up a couple. Even though here in NJ his signal was quite strong, apparently a lot of those people weren't listening (he was signing pretty often) and there were tons of spots on the cluster for K4M. The funny part was people were spotting K4M as simplex on 14.024, then split on .022 listening on .024. I don't think they were listening, and while there were probably some in there who were just doing it to be lids, I think there were a bunch of people who will be disappointed to learn that they didn't work K4M. As of the time that I'm writing this (10PM EDT), I don't think K4M has really come on the air yet, but I can just imagine what it's going to sound like when they do.

See you in the pileups!