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!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

For any QRP skeptics out there .....

Another outdoor adventure from Jim W1PID.

SSB, no less, too! This should make any QRP skeptics have second thoughts!


72 de Larry W2LJ


Paul - PC4T said...

Hi Larry, I love his stories. And yes, SSB is often underestimated, the most of my DXC is made with... SSB and on 40 meter. Yes it can... with QRP. Good luck, 73 Paul

Jeff, KE9V said...

Sorry, but I'm still a skeptic of QRP SSB though I'll concede it can work if you're located on the eastern seaboard, at a high elevation, and during a big contest.

But try five watts on any Sunday night on 75m from Muncie, Indiana with a dipole at 30 feet.

But I've never been interested in the QRP lifestyle just because of the low-power...

If I could run a kilowatt from a K1-sized kit that I built and power it for hours from a small battery, and not have to worry about it frying my body cells or interfering with the neighbors stereo, I'd be a kilowatt kind of guy. HI!

73 de Jeff KE9V