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!

Friday, August 20, 2010

QSO with W2DEC

Urb LeJeune has been trying to have an SKCC QSO with me for a bit now. Due to whatever scheduling conflicts that have stood in our way, we were unsuccessful until tonight. Tonight we hooked up on 80 Meters and exchanged SKCC info. Urb is one of the co-founders of the North Jersey DX Association; and to be invited to a QSO with him was indeed an honor.

Urb hooked me up to a cool spotting page, authored by K3UK. Oddly enough, it's called the K3UK Sked Page and you can find it here. If you're a QRPer, FISTS member, SKCC member or non-member to any group, I think you'd find this a very useful tool for spotting yourself when you want to scare up a QSO on those days when you just can't seem to find anybody around. Needless to say, it worked pretty well! I posted that I was QRV on 3.550 MHz and the QSO with Urb was quickly followed by two more. Neat!

If Ham Radio is like fishing; then spotting yourself is like using a fish finder!

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

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