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!

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Club72 QRP Marathon - April 2011

I received the above certificate for participating in the Club72 April 2011 QRP Marathon.  Out of 28 entries, I came in 24th - but hey, I was the only W/K/N station to participate!  Fred VE3FAL was the only VE station to participate.

There's another one of these that will occur in July of this year.  You should join and participate.  This is another one of those organizations that should be near and dear to any Ham's heart - membership is free!

To join in the Marathon you just enter your QSO for the day where you got your best distance.  Enter in the maidenhead locators for the two stations, the power used and hit submit and BINGO, your entry is automatically tabulated.  You can enter one QSO per day, so if you have the time to make one a day for 30 days - you could end up scoring big!

It's another fun activity and don't think that your QSOs necessarily have to be DX - just think MPW, really.  A 500 mW QSO between NJ and CA would have been a HUGE entry in this competition.

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

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