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, October 31, 2011

Don't that beat all ?!?

The Zombie Shuffle for 2011 is history.  Tonight, 20 Meters has a noise level of 1 bar on the K2 and the noise level on 40 Meters is about 2 bars.  The complete and total opposite of last night.

Of course! (Darn mask must have scared away the noise!)

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

1 comment:

KG2V said...

The other night, I'm on the air, and my noise level was about s1, peaking S2 on my FT-1000MkV Field, and like someone threw a switch (which is probably exactly what it was, my noise level went to S7-S8, white noise, across all bands. Oh well

yeah, I'm NOT a QRP guy, but I respect you guys - unfortunately, SSB QRP is no fun IMHO, and I discovered the hard way that CW actually gives me migranes. The tapes when I was learning were not bad, but reall world CW, I can do about to mins, and then it's a dark room with no noise for 6-8 hours. I looks like fun, keys are fun, learning the code was fun, operating? NOT fun (well, fun if it's an armchair copy signal on a dead quiet band). Might be the 2 rigs I've tried - one day I'll get to try a K3