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 24, 2010

Vanity Call

OK, so we've had KC2ZDH for two days now.

I applied for a Vanity Call for the club.  Something a little more appropriate, incorporating the town's intials -
S & P.

Again, even though I renewed my own license earlier this year, I am still amazed at just how easy it is to renew an Amateur Radio license or apply for a Vanity Call using the FCC's website!  Why anyone would choose to throw money away by having a certain third party do the filing for them is beyond me.

If you want to do it; but are intimidated by the FCC website, send me an e-mail.  I will explain it the best I can and I'll save you the $7.  You can use that to buy some transistors or something!

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


Paul - PC4T said...

Hi Larry, I can understand that a long call isn't always fine, though the rhythm is good with CW. ;-) For the time being I use my vanity call sign again PC4T. My old first call sign PA0PSY is too long... Have a good weekend , Paul

VE3WDM said...

Good morning Larry, I was wanting to go for a two letter call. As it may be a bit easier for CW. Checked the RAC website and all two letter calls at this time are spoken for. Oh well