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, January 21, 2011

80 Meters too!

After looking at QRPSPOTS one more time for the evening, I saw that K6JSS-4/W4QO had switched to 80 Meters. Always up for a challenge, I decided to give it a shot.

Band conditions on 80 Meters did indeed prove to be a challenge and the QSO was much more difficult than the one on 40 Meters.  After a few tries, Jim finally heard me and gave me a 339.  I gave Jim a 559.  I ended up finding that things worked best with the Butternut HF9V vertical, much to my surprise.  Usually the wire works better on 80 Meters.  This time the vertical did.  Everything is topsy-turvy with 80 Meters this winter!

By the way, this post is being done via the Kindle.  Versatile lil' bugger!

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

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