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, March 11, 2011


On my way into work today, I heard about the earthquake, tsunamis and the resulting devastation that have hit Japan.  Immediately, my thoughts turned to fellow Ham Radio blogger, Leo JJ8KGZ, author of "A Brasspounder's Cafe"  who lives in Northeastern  Japan.  Looking at the maps of the devastation provided by the BBC, it looks like the epicenter of the heaviest damage is a bit to the south of Leo's home QTH.

My thoughts go out to Leo and all our brother and sister Amateur Radio ops and their families who live in Japan, and indeed, to the whole country.  My prayers, and I'm sure the prayers of a lot of us here in the USA go out to our Japanese friends at this most difficult time.

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


Bob K0NR said...

JJ8KGZ reports he and his family are safe: http://htsukada.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/we-are-safe/

Anonymous said...

It was truly sickening watching the tragedy on the news, how could it get worse? and then the containment vessel on that nuclear reactor exploded. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
Lovely blog Larry, I always enjoy checking it out. de Tom AB9NZ

YV5HUJ - Edwin said...

Thanks God Leo JJ8KGZ (HIROTO TSUKADA) and his family are safe.
God bless Japaneese people.
Edwin - YV5HUJ

aaduadok said...

Hang on there friends! I'm sure all hams around the world are with you in their thoughts and prayers. Aadu, ES1TU