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, April 08, 2010

Speaking of GQRP ........

While looking up a callsign on QRZ today, I happened to notice that the Rev. George Dobbs G3RJV will be giving a presentation at the Lough Erne Amateur Radio Club Rally on Sunday 11 April.

This is billed as the "Biggest ever QRP gathering in Ireland" and the presentation will streamed live over the Web. Rev. Dobbs will be giving a talk titled "QRP Why and How", and it will be viewable (for those of us who can't be there), thanks to the British Amateur Television Club and the Internet. For more information, you can visit: http://forums.qrz.com/showthread.php?t=243751. While there will be a Webcast of the entire rally beginning at 11:30 BST, G3RJV's talk is scheduled to occur around 14:00 BST. Can anyone out there inform me (us) how BST relates to UTC? Are they close, or the same for all intent and purpose? I would really like to catch this and would hate to be an hour late or something like that.

I wish I could be there, as not only would it be great to listen to Rev. Dobbs in person, but Dom Baines M1KTA (whose blog is featured on the blogroll) and Brendan Minish EI6IZ will be there. I had the pleasure to work EI6IZ just this past February. He had generated a pileup and I was able to break through it to work him. It would be so cool to be able to pull them on the side and just "shoot the breeze" for a while. In all, it sounds like it is going to be a great event and one that I'm sure will not be soon forgotten.

72 de Larry W2LJ


g4ilo said...

BST is one hour later than UTC. Just subtract one hour. We get used to doing that for our log entries.

Steve, G4GXL said...

1400 BST is 1300 UTC

Anonymous said...

14:00 BST is 13:00 UTC

British clocks spring forward one hour for summer (BST) and fall back (to GMT=UTC) for winter.

When you're not watching George, be sure to check out Dud Charman and his Aerial Circus in the BATC archive. It's an excellent antenna lecture