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!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Darn!

Looks like RFTB is going to be a bust for me this month.  I was trying to work John N0EVH on 20 Meters as K6JSS/0 about an hour before the Sprint.  As I was working him, someone in the neighborhood turned something on, giving me S9 hash on both 20 and 40 Meters and rendering them both useless.  The hash is just as loud on the EDZ and the Butternut.

80 Meters is quiet, but doesn't usually see any activity in these Sprints until the last hour or so.  By then I will be wanting to hit the hay as tomorrow is a work day.  In the meantime, I will call "CQ FP" on 80 Meters to see if I can scare anyone up.

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

1 comment:

VE3WDM said...

Good morning Larry, as for the mystery noise I have found my MFJ-1026 has worked great at removing the noise from my Plasma TV. Not sure what your noise source is do keep us posted.