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 24, 2011

Flight of the Bumblebees - 2011

The Flight of the Bumblebees is one of my favorite outdoor QRP events of the entire year.  Usually, around May 1st, Bee numbers begin to be handed out.  This year, there seemed to be an uneasy silence about FOBB 2011.

So, I fired off an e-mail to Chris K6DBG asking him what was up and if there was any way I could help?  He replied that the Adventure Radio Society was looking for someone to take over as Contest Manager for FOBB this year, and would I be interested?

Not looking before I leaped, I said, "Yes" and the rest, as they say, is history. (Lord, what have I done?)

This year's Flight of the Bumblebees will be held on Sunday July 31st. You can find all the pertinent information at:


If you want a Bee number, please send an e-mail to w2lj@verizon.net 

All I ask is that you please "bee" patient with me if I don't answer your e-mails immediately; or you don't see updates to the roster as soon as you think you might.  I give you my solemn promise that I will do the best that I can.

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

1 comment:

Julian said...

Good for you, Larry. Lots of people like to take part in these activities but too few are willing to step up and help keep them running.