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 13, 2010

Time for another W1PID story

Jim certainly has the mojo!

He tosses a 30 foot wire up a tree and works half of Europe. I throw a 30 foot wire up a tree and end up with poison Sumac!

http://www.mv.com/ipusers/w1pid/august/august.html

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

4 comments:

Mike said...

Hi Larry
I read the W1PID adventure and sounds like a day I would love to spend with my KX1. Thanks for the link on your blog it was good reading and nice pic's too
Mike

Paul - PAØPSY said...

Hi Larry, how did the guy do it? Maybe he publish only his success stories. ;-) 73 Paul

Larry W2LJ said...

Paul,

As a friend reminded me .... "location, location, location". Jim W1PID has done this sort of thing on a consistent basis. It's not a fluke. I think he enjoys being located in and near the New Hampshire mountains. Plus the fact that he's just a darn good Ham radio operator - his skill factor weighs in on his success, too!

Larry W2LJ

Pete - W1PNS said...

Hi Larry,

Nice post. I had a similar experience working from my back deck. I was experimenting with a 31' Jackite pole as the "tree."

I typed up a small description here:

http://w1pns.wordpress.com/2010/08/01/more-qrp-fun-another-afternoon-another-antenna-and-some-overseas-contacts-to-show-for-it/

With best regards,

Pete
W1PNS