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, June 30, 2011

Hoo Yah!

So here's the deal ...... the long Independence Day weekend is coming up!  And the weather looks like it may cooperate.  Sunny and in the lower 90s (about 33C)   Sooooooo - I am hoping for an hour or two in the park on Sunday with the PFR-3A and various antennas and a chance to play for a bit.


Cotton Street Park is located about 1/4 mile from my house and it's where I usually walk to for FOBB.  It has HUGE trees.  No kidding, on some of these trees, the closest branch to the ground is higher than the top of the maple tree in my backyard!  The trees are dense enough to produce a lot of nice shade, too - keeping the sun at bay for some comfort.


I will take the PFR-3A (with battery and key, of course) the antenna line launcher, end fed wire and Fuchs tuner and perhaps the 88' EDZ speaker wire doublet as a back up.  This will be a "shake down" to make sure everything still works for our annual Lake George trip this Summer.  Of course everything still works; but call me paranoid, or anal, or whatever.

I'll bring my BlackBerry along so that when I am QRV I will post a spot to QRPSPOTS.

I am looking forward to a nice, relaxing weekend for a change!

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

1 comment:

VE3WDM said...

Larry will be looking for your spots and hope to work you QRP to QRP from up this way.