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!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Not much time, but loads of fun!

So as I previously wrote, I did not get to spend a lot of time in the Skeeter Hunt today. But the time I did spend? Yowza!

My first 45 minutes, before leaving for the soup kitchen yielded only five QSOs. I was a bit disappointed, thinking it was going to be one of those days.

Then, the second session was night and day different from the first. I got home later than expected, and got on the air with only 25 minutes remaining. But I threw out my call on 40 Meters, and it was like dropping a baited line into a school of fish! QSO after QSO after QSO, with only a few CQs between each. I got a total of 11 QSOs in the last 20 minutes, for a total of 16 for the event. Makes me wonder how well I could have done if I had the full four hours. Participation seemed decent.

Thank you to all of you who got on the air and made the contacts. I think the 2nd Annual Skeeter Hunt was a huge hit! Sign ups for Skeeter numbers went from 123 last year to 154 this year. Now, for the log summaries, photos and soapbox comments! You have 14 days, folks. I look forward to you filling up my Inbox!

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

4 comments:

VE3WDM said...

Larry the contest for me was great and I am off Monday so the results, pics and soapbox will come in then.
Mike

Martin (VA3SIE) said...

I had a great time operating the skeeter hunt today. Cycled to Bate Island in the middle of the Ottawa River, popped up an 88' dipole, hooked up the KX1 and let 'er rip. Despite the fact that I got my skeeter # wrong and sent everyone #54 (oops) I had fun ;-)

I'm glad I got you in the log Larry with just 10 minutes to go ;-)

72 es 73 de VA3SIE/P #52 (not #54).

;-)

Martin (VA3SIE) said...

I had a great time operating the skeeter hunt today. Cycled to Bate Island in the middle of the Ottawa River, popped up an 88' dipole, hooked up the KX1 and let 'er rip. Despite the fact that I got my skeeter # wrong and sent everyone #54 (oops) I had fun ;-)

I'm glad I got you in the log Larry with just 10 minutes to go ;-)

72 es 73 de VA3SIE/P #52 (not #54).

;-)

Anonymous said...

Had a great time this year as Skeeter #1! Thanks for the QSO Larry; you were plenty loud.

72 de Sean KX9X