Thursday, October 14, 2010

New hat

I was looking at some posts on Twitter the other day; when I noticed that my friend Gerry N2GJ recently got a brand new call sign hat from Astrid's Embroidery & Quilts.  The picture that was posted was very nice and soon had me wanting one of my own. 

I placed an order on Monday.

It's Thursday and it's in my hands!  How is that for service?


 Here's a picture of my son Joey, wearing the cap.  He makes for a much better model than me.

In addition to your call sign, you can add the ARRL logo, like I did.  You can also add a second line of text; and best of all, it doesn't have to be your name.  I added a description of my Ham Radio passions in one simple line - QRP & CW.  And on the side, you can add a graphic, such as the flapping American flag, like I did.  If you want, there are also graphics available of a microphone, straight key, SkyWarn logo, etc.  You can really do a fantastic job of customizing your hat to just about anyway you'd like it.  If you're a member of the NAQCC or SKCC, then there are special pages that you might just want to check out!

Todd W8MC provides a quality item here.  This ain't no flimsy, chintzy hat.  This is one you will be proud to wear for years to come. 

Last spring, I lost my ARRL 2009 Field Day hat in a gust of wind during a rain storm.  Up until now, that hat was my all time favorite.  I've got a new favorite now!

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



5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I did a post about Astrid back in July (http://www.amateurradio.com/3-reasons-why-you-should-buy-a-callsign-hat/). Great people and it's good to support a fellow ham when we buy stuff. Thanks for the post, Larry.

73 Matt

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Hi Larry, great hat it looks very good on your son. I guess you have to order one for him too. 73, Bas

Paul - PC4T said...

Hello Larry, nice hat and and good looking son. I called your new header also a hat. ;-) The header is a little too small. That's a pity, so I send you by mail a larger one (950px) if you want, you can replace it. 73 Paul

Larry W2LJ said...

Paul,

Thanks so much! It's a perfect fit now - no blue. I am a dummy when it comes to such things.

Larry W2LJ

Paul - PC4T said...

Hi Larry, your welcome. But I send another picture, because now it's a bit too big. 4 or 5 pixels. If you want to replace, then go ahead. If your satisfied the way it is, you can leave it. Have a nice weekend, 73 Paul