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!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I seem to have been getting a lot of private e-mails, lately, with people asking me to post about this or that product on this blog in exchange for "compensation".  "Post about this and I'll give you a free copy of the software" and stuff like that.

I will never post about any products on this blog that are not relevant to Amateur Radio in some way, shape, form or other.  You, my loyal readers, get enough spam in your day to day lives without me foisting more upon you. Rest assured, those e-mails immediately get the "Delete Key treatment".

Every now and then, someone will send me an e-mail about a new kit for a radio or accessory that they are about to, or have recently introduced.  As long as it is related to our hobby, I will gladly post those.  Anything I can do to spread the news about new items is a good thing in my book.  Unfortunately, in those cases, no one ever offers to provide a sample, free of charge for me!  (Just kidding - I'd never accept it, anyway!)

I've been checking QRPSPOTS all night, hoping that K6JSS/5 from Mississippi would post about an appearance on the bands.  So far, the only appearance this week has been on 60 Meters.  That's not a good sign for me as I don't have that band in my K2 and I also don't have the SSB board installed - and heck, the only microphone I own goes with my VHF/UHF mobile rig.  It's only Wednesday, though.  Maybe activity will pick up towards the weekend.

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


Rob Carlson said...

Try having a ten year old blog with your email address on the bottom of every page.

Hans PD0AC said...

Ah, it's the other way around with me, I guess. I sometimes review products, which I have to borrow or buy myself, after which I get mail from the manufacturer saying that 'they don't agree with my findings and I should delete the post'.

73, Hans