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!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


There was an envelope from the FCC waiting for me when I got home from work today.  Inside was a letter containing my PIN and password for the FRN number for the new callsign for the South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club.  But of course, nowhere was there a mention of what the callsign was.

A quick trip to QRZ.com and a search on "South Plainfield" let me know that our new callsign is KC2ZDH.  Not exactly the most "sexiest" looking callsign; but if you send it out in Morse Code, it has a nice rhythm to it!  In fact, I think that if we ever held a special event as a Club, I could get used to sending it.  Maybe not saying it; but definitely sending it.

The South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club (SPARC - I like that!) is a fledgling organization.  It is loosely built around the various RACES / ARES / OEM personnel who are also Amateur Radio ops.  As we gain more structure and formality, I am sure we will open up membership to anyone from town and the surrounding areas who would care to join.

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

1 comment:

Mike Coles said...

Misread that at first. I thought you were going from W2LJ to KC2ZDH. OTOH, I'm glad we've progressed through this series, (KC2CIW, initially for me) it means we're gaining ground.

Best wishes,