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!

Friday, August 12, 2011

So here's the deal

I got confirmation via e-mail that I did make it into the K6JSS/3 log.  I received a nice e-mail from Serg KB3VCQ. letting me know.

In fact, he's even posted to his blog about his adventures as K6JSS/3 over the past few days.

http://kb3vcq.posterous.com/trial-by-fire-k6jss3

Now, I really have to hand it to Serg (and not just because I worked him!).  No, it takes guts to volunteer for a CW Special Event Station when you're new to CW and you still feel like you're kind of out of your element.  When I was a Novice and was still finding my way, I wouldn't have had the cajones to jump in and do what Serg did.  He deserves a round of applause from all of us for diving into the deep end of the pool  and performing well under what could be described as difficult circumstances, at best.

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

1 comment:

VE3WDM said...

Good morning Larry, that's fantastic to read about Serg and how he has jumped in. I know for myself during CW contests I am reluctant to call CQ contest as I am not to sure of myself. I will had to to Serg this sure is the way to advance with CW...from the frying pan and into the CW refining fire.