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!

Saturday, August 27, 2011


Trying to get a few hours of ZZZZZs in before heading off to Emergency Management for 1:00 AM.  Irene's rain bands have NJ covered.  Every so often, you can really hear the rain come down HARD!

The eye is still south of the DelMarVa peninsula.  The winds have not seriously picked up as of yet.

The main worries right here now are wind, trees and power lines. Marianne is home from work; so the family is safe.  That will allow me to concentrate on the task at hand coming up.  That and a quick stop into Dunkin' Donuts for some ""go juice" before my shift starts.

There's been not much activity on the Middlesex County Slywarn frequency.  Heck, all the reports would be "torrential rain", anyway.  After this is over, I will be looking for a buy on a decent weather station.  I have been meaning to invest in one of those for way too long now.

West Coast - you got your earthquakes.  MidWest, you got your tornadoes.  Right now, we got our hurricane - although we did have an earthquake earlier this week, too.  No fair!

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

1 comment:

Southern Fried Pinko said...

I've been looking into building a custom weather station using an Arduino or some other kind of ARM for some time now, having been pretty disappointed with the feature set of even very expensive commercial stations. You might be able to save some cash and have some fun doing your own station as well.