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!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

You never know

who is going to visit your Website or blog. I receive nice comments about both from time to time; and it really makes the effort worthwhile. And in receiving comments, I even learn a thing or two from time to time.

I received a nice e-mail from a Kristi Nichols, who is a communications teacher up in Massachusetts. She came across my Webpage and wrote to tell me that she was going to post it on her class Website as a link to Amateur Radio.

In return, she sent me a link to a Ham Radio Resources Guide.


In itself, this page contains very basic, overview type of information about Amateur Radio. But, if you ever find yourself teaching a beginner's class; or find yourself being asked by someone for good, basic information about Amateur Radio, it is a VERY good link to share.

73 de Larry W2LJ


Paul - PC4T said...

That's wonderful, having a blog connects people to each other. You'll never know who is reading your postings. 73 Paul

Jspiker said...

Hi Larry,

How true....I think it's a BIG reason that we all write about our hobby. To encourage others to join in on the fun! My radio friends on the web are as much a part of my everyday life as my close friends in my local hometown.

I was impressed with the "women amateur radio ops" link on her page. Ham radio isn't gender specific, nor age specific, nor race specific.

We're all on the same page and I've found this to be especially true with CW ops.

There was a lot of conflict in our hobby when we dropped the CW requirements for a license a few yeas ago. But CW is still alive and well on all the bands today.

As puzzling at it may sound, more hams every day are learning the value of using Morse code as their primary means of communicating.

It puts everyone on an even playing field.