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 05, 2013

Not a promising start

to the 2013/2014 Winter Fox Hunt season.

Tonight's Foxes were Tom KV2X in Upstate NY,  and Jim N0UR in MN. I was wary about even hearing Tom. NY to NJ on 40 Meters at night is a stretch. Usually the band is way too long for that, and tonight was no exception. But I was hearing a lot of the Hounds that were chasing Tom, especially the ones located in Wisconsin. To me, that indicated that working Jim was a high probability.

Except that it appears that Jim didn't make it to the dance tonight. I didn't hear him, and it appears (according to the e-mails that I am seeing on the QFOX reflector) that no one else did, either. I sure hope that nothing befell Jim and that he's OK.

So I ended up getting skunked right out of the gate. Not the best of outcomes. On the bright side, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." was pretty good tonight. You have to take your consolations where you can get them.

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

1 comment:

Jspiker said...

Hello Larry,

I experienced the same thing on the NAQCC WV Chapter net last night. For some odd reason, I heard very little on our short range contacts.

Thanks for posting. I know is wasn't just me now. Hihi