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, September 17, 2010

Busy weekend coming up

and I doubt that I will find the time to participate in QRP Afield.

I have to go see my doctor tomorrow.  I received a telephone call from my endocrinologist last night; and he's advising me to have surgery to remove two or three of my four parathyroid glands.  Personally, I am still not convinced and I am going to speak with my primary physician about it tomorrow morning.  I trust him; and if he feels that it's in my best interest, I will probably make an appointment to see a surgeon.

After that, there will be grocery shopping, taking Cara to a birthday party and visiting my Mom in the afternoon.  While I'd prefer to defer some of those activities until Sunday, I can't as our church is holding its annual "Parish Picnic"; and I am one of the organizers of the festivities.

So the chances of hitting the park for QRP Afield are "slim and none, and slim left town" right about now.  All of you who have some time and get the chance to operate - have a great time!

RFTB is Sunday night, however.  If I am not too pooped from picnic duty, you just might be able to hear W2LJ playing around in the Sprint.

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


Jspiker said...

Hi Larry...Surgery is always a big decision but kidney stones and brittle bones are something to contend with also. Both are quite painful.

Only you can make that choice. Wish you the best with whatever choice you make.

John N8ZYA

VE3WDM said...

Good evening Larry, well it is the 18th now and I hope your doc gave you some guidance. Your right sounds like the weekend is very busy. I was able to hit the park today and do some QRPing. I will be blogging it soon.