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, July 24, 2010

IOTA Contest

is in full swing on the bands. I worked IS0B in Sardinia and ZF2JT in the Cayman Islands (QRP, of course). The Butternut HF9V is a wonderful antenna!

IS0B photo courtesy of QRZ.com

All this while sniffing around for a ragchew that I never found. Tomorrow is the Flight of the Bumblebees and a family commitment has come up that might severely cut into my operating time. With any luck, I should at least manage to get one or two hours in towards the end of the contest. Keeping my fingers crossed.

72 de Larry W2LJ


Tjeerd, PA3GNZ said...

I worked a few stations in Europe on 15M this morning in the contest. I was using my FT817nd and on the back the ATX-1080 antenna, inside the house. Output 2,5W.

73, Gose (Tjeerd)

Larry W2LJ said...


That's pretty good! 15 Meters was either not open or not active here. I did hear a few stations "warming up" on 17 Meters, though.

72 de Larry W2LJ

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Hi Larry, I was active for a hour in the IOTA contest but found only a few on 20 and 40m, the rest of bands were closed here. Managed to work 25 stations at the end including IS0B.
73, Bas