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, July 11, 2011

Not so much success today

I headed across the street today to the park across from where we're staying.  Today's weapons of choice were the PFR-3A and the wire and the Fuchs tuner.

The good news is that my homebrewed antenna line launcher worked like a charm!  Got that fishing weight and line over a 30 foot limb with no problem.  Got the antenna up and hooked up to the Fuchs tuner which was in turn hooked up to the PFR-3A.

The bad news came while doing the final fine tuning with the Fuchs to get onto the 20 Meter band.  The knob separated from the polycap's tuning shaft.  The knob is just spinning, not getting proper purchase to the shaft. Argh! I brought plenty of tools along; but it appears I have screwdriver blades that are either too small; or too big. None the size I need, of course.

The fix will be plenty easy enough; and will only take a few minutes. I just need the right screwdriver.  So it look like the rest of the week, I will be using either the Buddistick (which seems to work just fine) or perhaps one of the doublets.

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Larry, If I left tomorrow I could get there in 48 hrs or so with that tiny screwdriver.....hi hi have a good vacation de Paul N0NBD