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, October 29, 2012

Two to four hours from landfall

and the winds are picking up.  This is the maple in the backyard that serves as the center support for my 88' EDZ.

video

So far, recorded gusts from nearby weather stations have topped out at 45 MPH.  That may double as Sandy makes landfall.  I heard a loud crack before. Turns out a branch in the neighbor's back yard snapped.  Hope that's not in store for us.

Power has gone out briefly several times already.   Marianne has called to inform me she might be stuck overnight at the dialysis clinic where she's an RN.  Seems that some of the local roads have been closed.

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

3 comments:

VE3WDM said...

You and your family are in our prayers up this way Larry. Sandy has not as of yet had any affect up this way. It is supposed to be coming in this evening with winds and rain.
Mike

Larry W2LJ said...

Thanks, Mike - be safe up there!

K5PA said...

Larry, Great to hear you are all safe. Been checking the blog hoping you were well. Good luck in the recovery.

Gene, K5PA