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!

Monday, February 28, 2011

A needle in a haystack!


Rich, WB9LPU sent me one of his "BugNappers", which arrived in the mail today.  Up until this point, I have been using a lever extension device, which required me to take the weights off the pendulum.  It was effective and did the job; but was not smoothly adjustable.

Of course, now that I need one, I can't find them!  I've searched the shack high and low, every nook and cranny and they are nowhere to be found. I will order a medium weight from Vibroplex and I'm pretty positive that when it arrives - the ones I already have will come out of hiding.  If I still have them.  I gave someone one of my extra bugs about a year or two ago; and I am trying to remember if I put my extra weights on that one, for storage, since I wasn't using them.  They may be gone for good.

Age 53 and I am suffering from CRS Syndrome - Can't Remember Stuff.

Anyway, Rich, if you are reading this, I have posted a check in the mail.  I'm sure you'll get it before my weights arrive.  Gosh, I can't wait to try this out!

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

1 comment:

Phil said...

Larry, I find that when I lose something, which is often these days, I just turn to my co-worker and accuse him of taking it. THEN, as soon as I make an a** of myself, I'll see it sitting right there on the bench where I left it. I just have to make a fool of myself and it shows right up. ;-)

It is sort of like remembering things, as soon as the person I'm talking with leaves, I'll remember what I wanted to tell him. Sometimes you just can't win.
73 my friend!
Phil AB3AW