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, August 25, 2011

This is like staring down the barrel of a loaded gun.

As an ARES Deputy Emergency Coordinator for Middlesex County, NJ, my e-mail box has been inundated the past hours with all sorts of glad tidings about Hurricane Irene.  And let me tell you, right now it's not looking good for New Jersey.

Reports, warnings, path predicitions, rainfall amount predictions, wind velocity predictions .... and that's just what I've been getting from the National Weather Service!  There's also been other e-mails from NNJ ARES Leadership, our own CERT group keeping in touch, etc, etc, etc.

We've been blessed over the last decade not to have had any major hurricane damage in this area.  The worst was Hurricane Floyd back in 1999; and unfortunately, VERY unfortunately, Irene seems to be following an almost identical path.  This could result in major coastal flooding and beach erosion.  The Raritan River basin will most undoubtedly suffer MAJOR flooding.

Major portions of South Plainfield will probably be under water, if past experience proves true.

Not exactly the way I was hoping to spend the weekend, but - this is the kind of thing we have been training and drilling for.

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


John AE5X said...

I'm sure you're gonna be busy Larry & I hope you live on high ground.

Larry W2LJ said...

Thanks, John - as far as this town goes - I am on higher ground!

But, were also at the base of the first ridge of the Appalachians, so ....

Larry W2LJ

Stephen KG8IH said...

Thanks for doing what you're doing, Larry, and stay safe!