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, September 06, 2012


A tip o' the cap and a smart salute to NS8R for making me aware of The American Legion Amateur Radio Club.


If you're a US Armed Forces veteran and belong to the American Legion - please be sure to check it out.  It looks really, really nice.

Oh, and if you're a veteran and a Legion member or VFW member, or not a member of any organization at all - thanks for your service!

On another note, QRP DXing can be a mixed bag.  Some days, when the band conditions are right, it can be like shooting fish in a barrel. Other days, when the bands and the sun are not very cooperative, it can be akin to having a root canal.  But either way, it's fun. Hey, even trying for "the one that got away" is more fun than being at work!

But I really have to give credit to my brother and sister QRPers who go about it using SSB.  They have just that smidge more of patience and endurance than most of us. Sometimes, it seems like it just can't be done - but here's proof that it can.

Thanks, John K7HV for posting to YouTube.

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


Bill WA6OHP said...

Thank you Larry for the information about the American Legion Ham Radio Club. I had heard there was one forming but through your blog is the first time I have been able to find any information.

longwire said...

Hi Larry! TU for posting the link to my QRP QSO with the N. Ireland station - be advised it was "only" a CW QSO, here is a link to a SSB QRP DX QSO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjSQ7AHUSCs&feature=share&list=PL677A093C75EB5C55
As of today, I am 98/100 towards my goal of posting 100 QSOs with 100 entities on my "QRP Youtube DXCC" playlist,
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL677A093C75EB5C55&feature=plcp -about half or more are SSB.

vy 72 de k7hv