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 19, 2011

Favorite QSLs

I got my old Canon scanner working with this HP Laptop.  It will only work with Windows XP, so it has lost its place connected to the big family computer, which is running Vista.  So, from time to time, I will post some of my favorite QSL cards.  This is the one that earned me the QRP-ARCI "1,000 Miles per Watt" award. In reality, it worked out to be 1,191 miles per Watt.  I worked Jeff V73GJ back in February of 2004.  If memory serves me (and sometimes that's iffy!), at that time I only had my K1, the K2 wouldn't be finished until that July.  I was putting 5 Watts into the Butternut HF9V.  I got a 559.  As I recall, Jeff was using a K2/100 and was about a 569/579 here.  The QSO was on 21.050 MHz.

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


aa7ee said...

I love looking at QSL cards. Please post as many as you want Larry!

PE4BAS, Bas said...

Nice card Larry, propagation must have been a lot better at that time.
73, Bas