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, April 01, 2013

New offering from LNR Precision

This appeared on their Facebook page today:

This is the EFT-10/20/40, which is a "Trail Friendly" version of their popular EF-10/20/40MKII antenna.  The one shown above comes in at a weight of 3.5 ounces.  The EF-10/20/40MKII, which I have, is already no burden to carry. But if you're one of those guys who are into serious hiking (can you say Appalachian Trail?), where every quarter of an ounce makes a huge difference, then you may want to look into this baby.

I love my EF-10/20/40MKII.  I tuned it so that I don't need to use the KX3's autotuner. It didn't take long and only needed a minor adjustment - it was THAT close right out of the package.  Using one of these is simplicity in itself - get one end up in a tree, hook the other end to the radio and go to town! And you make contacts - plenty of them.

The LNR Webpage can be found by clicking here.

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


Chuck said...

How do you get the one end up in a tree? I'm going to try a 8 oz throw bag and light line as it's easy to pack and deploy.

Larry W2LJ said...