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!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Deleting a post

I probably shouldn't even bring attention to this; but I decided to delete my blog post from a couple days ago regarding the 73 Magazines. After reading comments from Matt W1MST and Jeff KE9V, I came to realize there may be issues with permissions and stuff like that from the original authors of said articles.

One of my personal Prime Directives (channeling Star Trek) for this blog is to "Do No Harm".  So since the permission issue in a gray area, and not wanting to do anyone any badness; I decided to delete the post as well as the issues that I had downloaded from my own hard drive.  If this matter gets cleared up for the good, I can always go back and re-download.

On a lighter note, I saw in the British Newspaper, "The Independent" that a British company has sold out two cruise ships that will be making a "Memorial Cruise" to mark the 100th Anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic this April.  Supposedly, they will be following the exact same route and will hold a memorial service at 2:00 AM over the spot that Titanic went down, on the actual anniversary day.

One wry commenter stated that to make the cruise more "eventful", that the ship(s) should be forced to make the cruise without the help of radar.  Oh well ........

On the other hand, on the KX3 reflector, Eric WA6HHQ has intimated that ordering of the KX3 will be taking place any moment now - remarking that it's going to be a busy week at Elecraft.  I for one, have all my funds neatly set aside and am only waiting the "Go" order.  Again, I know I won't be seeing anything until February or March, but at least I will have the peace of mind of being in queue.

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


sv1cdy said...

Hello Larry.
For some reason I have the feeling that I'm responsible for this situation because publish the web address for free downloads 73 magazines.
For this reason please let me clear my position.
First of all I don't came here for any ... sly purpose. I choose to follow this blog because I find many article some of that have a lot of interest!
I understand that, the magazines published by companys and not shared free!
Well I choose to publish the web address for free downloads 73 magazines for any radio amateur wanna to learn how our hobby are a few decades ago! Thats the only value wich have this magazines in our season now! For some other hams may have more emotional value, for some others vintage.
I hope clear my position and do not leave interrogative swinging above me!

I wish a Happy New Year,

Larry W2LJ said...


Actually from what I understand, if there were copyright laws in play, they would not apply to you as you're in Greece. But here in the US - the laws would apply to me, so ....

Anyway, thanks for posting the isuues - and from what I've been reading on some of the QRP reflectors, I don't think there actually is a problem. I just chose to play it on the safe side.

The last thing I need is to be sued for something I do as part of a hobby!

73 de Larry W2LJ
Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Concerning the "Titantic cruise":

I've heard it said it's one thing to tempt fate. It's another to give fate a lap dance.

72 ;)

Larry W2LJ said...

Anonymous ....

That IS a good one! Thanks for the laugh!

Larry W2LJ