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, April 01, 2011

Four months in

April Fools!

We're now four months into 2011.  Wow, time flies by fast!

Looking back on my last post for 2010 and looking at my Ham Radio resolutions, I see that I have only really kept one so far.  I have been on the air more so far this year.  In fact, my QSO tally is about 20% higher than it was at this same point, last year.

The other resolutions can't really be touched until warmer weather returns and I can get more done outside.  But I did take care of one thing that didn't even make the resolution list and that was putting up the new wire.

Hopefully during the summer months, I will get more radials down for the HF9V and I will get that 160 Meter vertical built.  The Butternut continues to amaze me as to how good a performer it is.  Since I removed it from the coax switch and put it directly on the K2 as "Antenna 2",  it's been my mainstay.

Tomorrow and Sunday, I hope to spend time in the QRP-ARCI Spring QSO Party. Meeting old acquaintances and perhaps making new friends.  Keep your ears peeled for #4488 (that would be me!).

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


Paul PC4T said...

Hi Larry, tonight I will be QRV with CW on 20 meter and 40 meter, depends on conditions. Good luck with the contest. 73 Paul

VE3WDM said...

Good morning Larry, I too am going to give some operating time to the QRP-ARCI contest this weekend. Unfortunally I will not have a member number for this test. I have been in contact with Jay W5JAY regarding an award that is being mailed to me. I procrastinated my membership and for that this year will be operating with just power output and not a member number.