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!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Baby, it's cold outside!

I have been spoiled by our relatively dry and warmish Winter.  Tonight, however, the winds are howling and the temperatures have been dropping all day like a stone.  Right now it's 25F (-3C) and if you step outside without the proper protection (ie. jacket, gloves, hat, earmuffs) it feels even more bitterly cold.  The weekend temperatures are supposed to be lower than normal; and certainly lower than they have been up to this point.

I recently finished a QSO with N3YWQ who has it not only windy, but snowy too - so things can always be worse, I guess. Conditions are good tonight; but I'm not having much luck.  I tried working a couple of European stations at the bottom of 40 Meters, but am not being heard.  I'm so tired from a hard day of work; maybe my heart's not in it tonight.

BUT..........Sunday night is Run For The Bacon night - so keep that in mind.  If you're new to the QRP game and am wondering what the heck I am jabbering about - RFTB is the monthly Sprint held by the Flying Pigs Amateur Radio Club International.  It's held the third Sunday evening (Monday morning UTC) of every month.  No pressure - just a lot of fun.  The rules are here; and you don't need to be a Flying Pig to partake. Membership in the Flying Pigs is free and it's a great bunch of folks, slightly irreverent at times; but NEVER rude.  Pigs just wanna have fun!

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

1 comment:

VE3WDM said...

Good evening Larry, it's very cold here to night the temp is supposed to go down to -17 I guess winter has arrived. Oh and I will give the flying pigs a go as well.