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 24, 2010

NAQCC does itself proud

I was reading John K3WWP's daily "diary" like a lot of you; when I came upon the posting where John relayed how the NAQCC gifted him with a straight key and a Begali paddle.

Way to go NAQCC !!!

If there ever was a booster of that organization, it is definitely John. Tom WY3H conceived the idea, and he and John brought it to fruition, and have made it the success that it is. And that is in no way denigrating the contributions made by the NAQCC volunteers who shared Tom and John's vision and also helped in making the Club as successful as it is.

What started with just a few Hams now numbers more than 4,600 devotees to QRP and CW. And the monthly Sprint is regularly raking in over 100 log entries a month. If there's another monthly QRP Sprint that gets that amount of entries each month, I'm not aware of it - although the closest that I can think of is probably the monthly ARS Spartan Sprints.

And John's daily QRP CW streak is now in its 16th year if I'm not mistaken. Between that effort and his efforts put forth for the NAQCC, it's obvious that John "walks the walk" and doesn't just "talk the talk" where QRP is concerned. A worthwhile consideration for the QRP Hall of Fame, as far as I'm concerned!

Anyway, it did my heart good to see the organization honor John in such a fashion.

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

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