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, June 24, 2013

Got started

When I got home from work, I took Joey to the South Plainfield Community Pool for a bit. We were there for a little while when the air horn sounded. One or more of the lifeguards had seen a flash of lightning, so it was everyone out of the pool.

Once we got home, it started raining, even though I never saw lightning or heard any thunder. The rain precluded me putting down radials, but at least I was able to get a start. I attached the braid that I am using to the sink strainer that will serve as the common connection point for the individual radials. The other end of the braid will of course be hose clamped to the very bottom part of the vertical that is anchored in the earth.

I am hoping that tomorrow evening that I will be able to get the first couple of radials down.

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

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