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, September 03, 2011

Oh crap !!!

Pardon my language!

Just got back from helping to decorate the Labor Day Parade float for Holy Savior Academy, where my kids go to school.  I decided to sit down and check out e-mail before going outside to mow the lawn.

I wandered over to the National Hurricane Center to check on Katia.  If she doesn't significantly change course, as of right now, New Jersey could be in the cross hairs late next week. In fact, New Jersey could be in the DOUBLE cross hairs next week!  If you look at the tracks for both Tropical Storm Lee and Hurricane Katia, there is a distinct possibility that New Jersey could be hit with a one-two punch late next week.

We still have about 30,000 or so people in New Jersey without power since LAST weekend.  Lord knows what will happen this time.  In any event, we'll be ready.  When I go grocery shopping later today; I am going to stock up on water, batteries and some canned stuff so that I'm not fighting the hoards at the last minute.

I don't remember getting hit with two hurricanes in one season in a very, very long time.  I think I was about twelve years old the last time that happened.  And the memories of that are spending all my time in my parent's house basement, helping my Mom and Dad pick up water from the basement floor as fast as we were able.

Such is how these things go - cycles.  This has happened before and will happen again.  I think they're going to find out someday how this is all harmonious - sunspots, weather, etc, etc.

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


John AE5X said...

You're wishing for your own personal wx station right about now, aintcha?!

Larry W2LJ said...

Yes, yes I am.