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!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

20 Meter Foxhunt

starts in about 47 minutes.

Don NK6A in California and Arn K0ZK in Maine are the Foxes this week. The way 20 Meters has been lately, I think I will stand a better chance of hitting California than Maine. Maine may just be a tad too close.

We had a CERT meeting tonight in town. South Plainfield's big "End of Summer" bash is coming up with the (52nd or 53rd?) annual Labor Day Parade and fireworks later that night. South Plainfield is one of only three towns in the entire state to have a parade for Labor Day and the CERT team has been providing communications since 2004.

This year we need a big presence at the fireworks, too. Last year there was "an incident" and the plan is to hopefully pair up CERT members with Police and Special Police from neighboring towns.

In addition, I met up with Marv K2VHW and we decided to pursue a club callsign for the newly formed and fledgling South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club. Marv and I will also be meeting up together in the next couple of weeks to plan out another licensing class like the one we held a few years back. Several CERT members as well as at least one of the town's police officers have expressed an interest in earning their tickets.

Looks like autumn may be busy and interesting!

72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP - When you care to send the very least!

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