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!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

The bands are jumping !

It is sooooo nice to see both 10 and 15 Meters jumping today for the ARRL DX Contest.  It seems like such a long time since I have made a bunch o' contacts on 10 Meters in one day.  The signals are nice and strong and the Big Gun DXers seem to be not having too much trouble pulling out my 5 Watt signal.  Thanks for your good ears and big antennas, guys!

It's a shame that after tomorrow that those bands will go back to being a habitat for tumbleweeds.  Hopefully the sun will start cooking the ionosphere to the point where this becomes normal for a while. 

We can hope, can't we?

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

1 comment:

VE3WDM said...

Good evening Larry, I too am very pleased how 20 meters is treating me with 3 watts in the contest.