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!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Good reading

If you are like me you enjoy reading Amateur Radio stories that are in the vein of "Human Interest". I love reading stories where guys tell you how they became interested in Ham Radio and how they learned and the mistakes they made, etc, etc, etc.

If you're into that, like I am, I have two good links for you:

http://worldsbesthobby.com/

which I came across due to Steve K9ZW's blog; and also:

http://www.novicehistory.org/

which I have known about for years.  If you started out YOUR Amateur Radio career via the Novice License, please consider writing about it for the Novice History page.  A lot of other Hams enjoy reading these stories and would be thankful if you shared.  You don't have to be a Jean Shepard style storyteller. Just write about your experiences and I'm sure we'll all enjoy it.

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

2 comments:

Paul PC4T said...

Hi Larry, I will sure read the book by Dave Bell. Thanks for the link. 73 Paul

w1pid said...

Larry - thanks for the Bell link. What a great read. Couldn't stop! Jim W1PID