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, February 24, 2011

40 Meters is long again!

The 40 Meter QRP-L Foxhunt has been interesting this season, to say the least.  The Hunts were set up so many years ago as an aid towards learning band conditions and propagation.  This fall/winter the band has been going loooonnnngggg way early.

Tonight I could barely hear Al K0FRP in Colorado.  Around 02:40 UTC he finally went from about 229 to pfffttt!  Dave N0IT in Missouri has not been heard at all.  Half the country away and he's too darned close!  But I was able to hear F3NB quite clearly. Go figure!

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

1 comment:

VE3WDM said...

Good morning Larry, I too have had some fun times with 40 meters as well. At times I am just not sure if its my small 40 meter attic dipole (two mobile whips) or the conditions. Ahhh the fun of ham radio.