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, October 23, 2012

Interesting what 500 mW can do.

NY3A W2LJ3560.4CQ [LoTW]9 dB20 wpm0112z 24 Oct
K3MM W2LJ3560.4CQ [LoTW]5 dB19 wpm0112z 24 Oct
W4KKN W2LJ3560.4CQ [LoTW]13 dB19 wpm0111z 24 Oct
KM3T W2LJ3560.4CQ [LoTW]8 dB19 wpm0111z 24 Oct
NY3A W2LJ7041.0CQ [LoTW]11 dB19 wpm0109z 24 Oct
K1TTT W2LJ7041.0CQ [LoTW]7 dB19 wpm0109z 24 Oct
W4KAZ W2LJ7041.0CQ [LoTW]5 dB20 wpm0108z 24 Oct
W2RDX W2LJ7041.0CQ [LoTW]12 dB19 wpm0108z 24 Oct
KQ8M W2LJ7041.0CQ [LoTW]5 dB19 wpm0108z 24 Oct
AA4VV W2LJ7041.0CQ [LoTW]8 dB19 wpm0108z 24 Oct
W4KKN W2LJ7041.0CQ [LoTW]16 dB19 wpm0108z 24 Oct
KM3T W2LJ7041.0CQ [LoTW]7 dB20 wpm0108z 24 Oct
K3MM W2LJ7041.0CQ [LoTW]16 dB20 wpm0107z 24 Oct
W3LPL W2LJ7041.0CQ [LoTW]7 dB20 wpm0107z 24 Oct
WA7LNW W2LJ10116.0CQ [LoTW]9 dB21 wpm0105z 24 Oct

Antenna was the 88' EDZ - rig was the K3 - power out was 500 mW.

No QSOs, but interesting to see where I was heard via the Reverse Beacon Network.

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


Jspiker said...

Especially the #7 call....

I wonder about the accuracy of my three watts sometimes but have to assume the meter is correct on the tuner. Then I see things like this and realize it's probably right.

I see some astonishing results (at the QRPp level) with some DX stations, and wonder why there is a need to ever run more than 5 watts of power. I think too little of the ham radio community realizes the power of a little CW signal.

Your caption of "do more with less" speaks volumes about this.

Bert, PA1B said...

Hello Larry, great to see you have fun with QRPp. When I started as a HAM, I built and used a homebrew, 40 m, 500 mW, CW transceiver, to discover that I could work many European DXCC. 500 mW gives so much fun. Just look for stations with a signal of S9 or more to make QSO's with 500 mW. Good luck and have FUN. 73 Bert