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, November 13, 2012

Getting a lot of this

 And I'm not sure why.

But Blogger is doing a decent job detecting it and keeping it away from your eyes.  Roughly 50 spam comments are left each day, peddling knock off designer handbags, knock off Ugg boots, knock off Viagra and Cialis among other things.  Many are in languages that I am not even certain as to where they originated! I see some Cyrillic, so some have to be coming from Russia, but there are other languages that I don't even recognize - although I have seen a few in Polish, too.

Spam, it's not just tasty meat in a can anymore!

This blog has been spam free since 2005 and will stay that way, if I have anything to say about it!

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


DB6EDR said...

Hi Larry,

have a look at http://mattgemmell.com/2012/01/03/comments-still-off/ - Matt Gemmell turned off the comments in his blog entirely.
Now he's getting more traffic - and the comments he gets for each post via email are more valuable.

73 de Dirk DB6EDR

VE3WDM said...

Good evening Larry, I too have been getting spam starting about 3 month ago. I don't get 1/8 as much spam as you do but as you said blogger does a very good job dealing with it before it ever gets on the blog.