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, September 05, 2011

Labor Day

The South Plainfield Labor Day parade went without a hitch this morning.  Our CERT team was out in force, relaying communications to the parade organizers, relaying changes about the line up to the parade announcers; and just helping out in general, where ever help was needed.  Unfortunately, there were a lot of line up changes to be relayed as many groups scheduled to participate, just never showed up.  I don't know of it was due to the chance of impending inclement weather or what; but it was a shame to see so many scratches and no shows.

 Me, all CERTed out!

The fireworks show for tonight has already been preempted.  I would guess that the folks responsible are going on information that heavy rain is supposed to come in at some point this evening; but right now, as of 4:00 PM, it's a bit overcast with the sun peeking through every now and then.  There are going to be a lot of disgruntled citizens if the rain holds off.  The parade and fireworks have been a Labor Day tradition in South Plainfield for over half a century now.  Folks in this town don't take too kindly to folks messing with their traditions.

The forecast for tonight through Thursday is for heavy rain, however.  The possibility for over 2 inches of rain alone tomorrow has been made known on AccuWeather.com.  I certainly hope that no one's basement ends up flooding again.

Tonight, there are two QRP Sprints taking place for those who are inclined to such competitions.  The monthly Adventure Radio Society Spartan Sprint is tonight, as well as the Michigan QRP Club's Labor Day Sprint is tonight.

I noticed that my Butternut is slightly out of vertical after Irene's visit.  It's caught is some small branches of a bush that is overhanging from the neighbor's yard.  Looks like there will be some pruning this upcoming weekend (weather permitting).

Jeff KE9V has announced that he will be discontinuing blogging for a bit as he begins to work on new projects.  His "Cornbread Row" series is available for download from his site.  Jeff is an extremely talented writer.  I'll miss his posts.

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

1 comment:

Paul PC4T said...

Hi Larry, I saw on the US radar a lot of rain in your area. Hope you will be lucky. 73 Paul