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!

Monday, May 23, 2011


K6JSS is in Iowa this week.  I tried working Terry WA0ITP both last night and tonight; but so far - no joy.  Terry's been plenty loud - 339 to 449.  Not booming in but loud enough for a basic QSO.

The problem, once again, is me.  I don't seem to be making it to the other end.  Sometimes, I fall into that trap that because I can hear a station I want to work, I assume they can hear me also.

This may end up being another case where I'm too close for 20 Meters; but too far for 40 Meters.  30 Meters might end up being the proper band.  Problem is, I don't get to choose the band!

Keeping my fingers crossed!

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

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