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, January 25, 2010

Ham Mag

I got a notice in my e-mail inbox that HAM MAG, the French Amateur Radio e-zine is going to no longer be a free publication. Beginning immediately, if you want to subscribe, it will cost $15.00 dollars a year.

I am not quite sure why an e-zine has to be a subscription deal; but personally, I think I am going to pass this one up. K9YA does a superb job; as does WorldRadio; and neither one of them charge a cent.

I am typing this while watching "24" - just goes to show how indispensable this Acer Aspire One has become to me. It's nice not to be tied to a desktop. Anyway, I really don't get to use the desktop that much more. My two kids are becoming more and more computer savvy and are spending time on line on Disney's "Club Penguin".

73 de Larry W2LJ


Anonymous said...

I subscribed to the first French-language, on-line e-mag. Sent a few Euros to help cover expenses. The mag is non-profit but there are expenses that must be met. The advertising revenue is minimal. My budget no longer permits contributing financially, but I understand why the editor needs some financial assistance.

I hope he and others involved manage to stay afloat.

72/73 Dick N2UGB

K2DSL - David said...

Same for me regarding Ham Mag. I read the first couple of issues but I wouldn't spend $15 for it. Hopefully they can make a go of it vs just shut down.

As for Club Penguin, my kids used to be on it constantly. It's the pre-cursor to Facebook.

kmacker said...

Like you I am hesitant to pay a subscription and would have preferred a contribution basis, like e-ham does for premium features. I've enjoyed the ezine but not sure I would pay $15 / year for it without having a bit more of a track record. Have you read the book FREE yet? Discusses this very topic in detail...

Kelly K4UPG

EA2CCG Joaquín Montoya said...

Hello Larry,congrats for your blog I follow it on the Google reader. I did not know World radio thanks for posting it.