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!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

First Day Cover #5

This First Day Cover is really different from all the others. Attached to the envelope is a thick metal foil stamp.

It's probably hard to tell from the scan; but it is gold color on black foil.  There are two satellites in the background, as well as a tower, with what I am presuming is supposed to be some kind of Yagi at the top.  The operator is using an ElectroVoice microphone and this is mentioned at the bottom.

Strange thing is there's only one stamp on the envelope; but from the feel of it, I would guess we're talking more than one ounce as the foil stamp is pretty hefty.  I would think that in reality, the Post Office would require two stamps, minimum.

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

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