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, March 25, 2010


I could just kick myself !!!!!

Finished winding T3 for the PFR3A; and did a great job, if I say so myself. Now I get to do it all over again, because I cut the leads too darned short and they wouldn't reach the circuit board holes on one side!


Now I have to go to the electronics store on Saturday morning to purchase some 24 gauge magnet wire. There's not enough left to completely rewind T3.

Double nuts!

I've been building kits since 1979; and here I go and make a rookie mistake. Just goes to show you, lose concentration and even experience can't help ..... sometimes.

72 de Larry W2LJ


g4ilo said...

Just wait until you're a bit older, you'll start forgetting how many turns you've done half way through and have to go back and start again.

Jack said...

"I cut it twice and it's still too short!" I hate when that happens, but it happens very easily. You're doing a great job with your blog though. I ran across it a month or two ago and have been enjoying your posts. Keep up the good work!

Have a nice weekend.


Larry W2LJ said...


I'm already there !! :)