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, May 14, 2012

This is truly difficult.

This is the most difficult blog post that I have ever made.

It is with a heavy and broken heart that I have to announce that my Mom, Doris Makoski, passed away tonight.  She was 83 and died due to complications from cancer. Thankfully, she passed peacefully in her sleep with my sister and my brother-in-law and me at her bedside.

My mom is the person most responsible for who and what I am.  She taught me a lot and always told me to never be afraid to do the things that I wanted to do.

While I am happy that she is no longer suffering and in pain; and that she's gone on to the reward that she so richly deserves, I cannot describe to you the loss and void that I am feeling right now.

If you would remember her in your prayers, it would be appreciated.

Larry W2LJ


holletd said...

Larry, I am praying for you and your family, just wanted to let you know.
Travis KD0IPM

holletd said...

Larry, I am praying for you and your family, so sorry for your loss. I just know how nice it is to know that there's someone else pulling for you.

Paul PC4T said...

Hi Larry, sorry to hear that sad news. My sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Julian Moss said...

I am sorry to read of your loss, Larry. My thoughts are with you.

HamRadioIreland said...

Larry, very sorry to hear about your mom. Very sad news indeed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Jspiker said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Patrick said...

Sorry to hear about this great loss for you and your family.
My sincere condolences Larry.

Patrick, ON4CDJ

VE3WDM said...

Larry very sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Julie and I are thinking and praying for you and your family during this time.

Jim said...

Very sorry to hear about your mom.


zeroemission said...

Larry, Firstly many condolences to you and your family for the loss of your mother. I'm in a position myself where both parents are elderly and in ill health and I dread what the future holds. You can at least now take solace with the knowledge that now your Mother is out of pain.
Take care