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, April 18, 2011

20 Meters - just right!

20 Meters was the band on which to work K6JSS/4 from Alabama.  When I worked Dave at 01:08 UTC, he was a nice 569 into New Jersey with the 88' EDZ.  A few minutes after working him, Dave shot up to a bona fide 599.  Amazing how a 5 Watt signal can be so loud.

The hunt for these K6JSS/ stations has been a lot of fun and at times, a bit of frustration.  I'll take an easy one for a change with no complaints.

Looking forward to QRPTTF this coming weekend.  Of course, as we get closer to the day itself, the weather forecast is changing.  Yesterday, the prediction was for a chance of rain.  Now I am looking at mostly sunny skies with temps in the upper 60s.  If it stays that way, or gets even better, then that would be the perfect Easter present for this Ham!

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


VE3WDM said...

Larry I look forward each week to reading the blog to see how your next K6JSS contact is working out. Also I too am hoping for a nice weekend. Last weekend it was Saturday of temps 12C below normal and blowing winds with rain. Sunday it was the same but snow all day.

Daniel Taverne said...

Hi Larry, W2LJ de KE5UTN in Louisiana. I've noticed that along with 20m, 15 has been active also. Although I'm not running QRP, I was running barefoot and made contacts with the Island of Crete, Barcelona, and Hungary about a week and ahalf ago. It's nice to have some sunspots making long distance more possible with less power.

My blog is 'Ham Operator: KE5UTN' http://ke5utn.blogspot.com

Stop bye anytime for a visit Larry. 73