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!

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Flight of the Bumblebees 2012

After a couple of private e-mail inquiries, I've decided to address this here.

To be honest with you all, the fate of FOBB 2012 is unclear at best.

I sent an e-mail off to Rich Fisher KI6SN asking if he wanted me to manage it again this year.  So far, I have received no response.  Also the ARS Wiki and the pages containing last years' results and those of prior years seem to have vanished.

Maybe Rich has decided to do something different with FOBB for 2012 - not sure what is going on.

If I hear anything, you all will be the first to know. 

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


grant said...

How about just having the event anyway? Without a response we have to assume it's not important to anyone but we who want to participate. Why not call it FOBB Enhanced or Evolved or just leave the title as FOBB?

72 de KT6L

Anonymous said...

Flight of the bumble bee's is a classic, please someone that's computer smart give us a way to have a number who really care's abt score!
Give me a number and i'll give u a call tnx 73 AG4P

Ken - WA8REI said...

Larry, if anyone can take the bull by the horns, errrr, the bee by the stinger, it's u. You're probably tired of being dumped on, yet at the same time you don't want to appear as a bully. Beeing the event is drawing near in time, I'd say go ahead with it. I understand a bee number is good for life. Do u have the bee list? 72, Ken, WA8REI wa8rei@charter.net

Gabriel - N6OSB said...

Another it's for you managing te event

Anonymous said...

I agree with you all let's have it anyway I have sent 6 emails asking for a bee number I get nothing in return I would like to do this I'd you go with it I'm Ben NC4AT operating in croatan national forest NewBern Nc I'll take what ever number you give email benepting@yahoo.com 72

Larry W2LJ said...

Ben and all,

If you want a Bumblebee number, please go to:


Rich Fisher is managing FOBB this year; and that is where you go to get a Bee number.

Larry W2LJ