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, September 14, 2010

First Day Cover #6 and something else

Here is Number Six:

This one features a headset.  I haven't seen this variety in a long, long time.  These remind me of the headsets we used to use for Morse Code testing back when I was a VE with the Raritan Bay Radio Amateurs in Sayreville, NJ.  But even those had two ear pieces.

This upcoming Saturday is the last big outdoor QRP event for the year - QRP Afield, which is sponsored by the New England QRP Club, of which I am member # 650.  For the rules, just click on the URL: http://newenglandqrp.org/afield.

I am not quite sure what Saturday is going to entail.  I need to get over and visit my Mom for a bit in the morning; and I just found out that Cara has a birthday party to attend on Saturday afternoon. So maybe, just MAYBE, I can sneak over to the park on Saturday afternoon with Joey.  He can keep himself occupied with his Nintendo DSI if he gets bored watching me.  Hope to take the wrist rocket, wire, PFR3A, Fuchs tuner and enjoy an hour or so?   XXXXX - that's my fingers being crossed!  As of right now, Saturday is forecast to be sunny with a high of 76F (24 C).

Speaking of outdoor QRP events, here's a video I found on YouTube from KC2OZM.  It is from FOBB 2010.  KC2OZM doesn't live all that far from me, the same NY Metropolitan area; and from his video, it looks like we shared the same weather that day.  I sure hope this Saturday will be better!

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

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