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!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

6W/RK4FG in the log

I've worked Senegal before - both QRO and QRP.  But when I hear an African nation on the bands, and very loud to boot, I just can't resist!  I don't hear very many all that often and I don't have many QSOs with many African nations.  It's always a treat to work them. This time the HF9V got me through on 20 Meters.  The pileup was not fierce by any means - just a long line of stations to work.  I got through about 15 minutes or so after I started trying.

There's lots of DX to be heard on the bands even with less than stellar band conditions.  This coming weekend is the CQ WW Prefix Contest.  I am tempted to get on the air for a bit using NJ2SP, which is the call for the South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club, for which I am trustee.

Hank N8XX has informed me that there were no NJ2 prefixes worked in the contest last year; so maybe even with QRP power I might command a pileup?  It might be fun!

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


K2DSL - David said...

Looking at http://www.cqwpx.com/publiclogs/2010cw/ it shows no NJ2 prefixes so it certainly wouldn't hurt to use it. Good luck!

I'll be on and off in the contest over the weekend. Hamfest on Sat, BBQs, etc.

Jspiker said...

Cool contact...never worked one.
Canary Islands a couple of times tho...

The bands are definitely picking up!

Paul PC4T said...

Hi Larry, Africa is always nice to work, the only country I hear daily is South Africa. But all the others are rare. Well done, 73 paul

VE3WDM said...

Very good contact Larry I find Africa most of the times during the big contests and am able to get in during those times. It really helps when it is during a contest as they have listening ears for all stations both weak and strong.