W2LJ QRP - When you care to send the very least ! : Operating, ces 90 derniers jours

vendredi 16 septembre 2022

  • QRP Afield tomorrow !
    As always, on the third Saturday of September, the New England QRP Club sponsors QRP Afield. All the rules and regs can be found here - https://www.newenglandqrp.org/qrp-afield-2018/ I know, I know ....... the hyperlink says 2018, but the page has been updated with the dates for 2022, 2023 and (...)

jeudi 8 septembre 2022

  • To my Amateur Radio friends in Britain
    Thinking of you in your time of mourning. If there was ever someone who was the epitome of service to their country, it was Queen Elizabeth. God save the Queen! Long live King Charles III 72 de Larry W2LJ QRP - When you care to send the very (...)

lundi 22 août 2022

  • NJQRP Skeeter Hunt 2022 Aftermath
    As planned, I set up in the backyard. The Jackite pole held my PAR END FEDZ 40/20/10 aloft and the radio was of course, my KX3. With the ATU out of line, the PAR delivers a nice 1.2:1 SWR. Setup is a matter of routine, now. I started setting up with about 20 minute to go before the bell rang (...)

vendredi 19 août 2022

  • Skeeter Hunt Sunday!
    This coming Sunday is the annual NJQRP Skeeter Hunt !!! There's still time to get a Skeeter number of you so desire. I will be honoring any requests received until Midnight EDT Saturday/Sunday. Latecomers will probably receive their numbers Sunday morning, so step up and don't be shy. Complete (...)

lundi 1er août 2022

  • Not sure if this is even available, anymore.
    This was the paddle I used yesterday for FOBB: It's made from a Bulldog style paper clip. I don't remember from where I got it; or even how long ago I acquired it - has to be 10 or more years ago. I always keep it in the portable ops bag in a hard plastic container along with my American Morse (...)

dimanche 31 juillet 2022

  • FOBB Report
    I set up on the backyard patio table. The antenna was the PAR END FEDZ held aloft by my 31 foot Jackite pole. I made 14 FOBB QSOs, 1 POTA QSO and 1 SKCC rag chew. Most of the activity seemed to be on 20 Meters - only 2 FOBB QSOs were on 40. The POTA and SKCC QSOs were on 40 as well. I was (...)

mercredi 27 juillet 2022

  • When is it not fun anymore?
    This is a personal "rant" and all my own humble and probably misguided opinion, but I'm going to commit it to print, anyway. I'm probably totally wrong, and not many will agree with me, and I'll probably get some hate mail, but so be it., and here it goes: There are some things in Amateur Radio (...)

mardi 26 juillet 2022

  • A good FOBB suggestion by Gene N5GW
    Gene N5GW is always competitive and nearly always show up in the top 5 or 10 of these QRP operating events. He posted a suggestion on QRP-L regarding FOBB this Sunday. Since he always does so well, it may serve the rest of us to take heed: "Most of the activity should take place on 20 Meters, (...)

lundi 25 juillet 2022

  • A winning combination!
    The other evening, Bill W2AOF and Ron N2LCZ and I got together via Zoom to submit the Field Day score for NJ2SP (the deadline for entries is tomorrow, BTW). I can't even begin to tell you how easy a chore this has become! What makes it so easy is that we use the N3FJP AC Log Field day package. (...)

  • Flight of the Bumblebees is next Sunday!
    Just a gentle reminder, FOBB is next Sunday, so if you're thinking of operating portable as a Bee, the time to sign up for a number is growing short. You can check out the Bee roster and see if there's a number you would like to have by going here: (...)

mercredi 20 juillet 2022

  • Hard to believe it was 53 years ago today!
    53 years! Where did the time go? Buzz Aldrin is the only crew member left. The flight jacket he wore during the mission is up for auction with Sotheby's and is expected to go for more than 2 million. Wow! I was 12 years old and was absolutely GLUED to the TV set that day. If you're old enough (...)

lundi 18 juillet 2022

  • SCARC Hamfest
    I went to the Sussex County Amateur Radio Club Hamfest this morning. I was debating internally about it as the hamfest is about an hour drive from home, and after driving back from Lake George yesterday, I really didn't feel like being in the car today. I haven't been to any hamfests this year (...)

lundi 11 juillet 2022

  • Fiddlin' around
    My view for the week. Not hard to take, eh? The way this year has gone so far, it's good to be up here again. For a week at least, worries and concerns are at bay. I hooked up the AlexLoop on the porch of the cabin and worked two POTA stations, K5SJC in Texas on 20 Meters and N2EIM in New (...)

mercredi 6 juillet 2022

  • Solar weather
    Found this photo on the Interweb (my XYL jokingly calls it that). For you newbies who get confused by solar weather index numbers ..... and for some of us veterans who keep forgetting which way is which: So take right now, for instance - as of this moment on July 6th 2022, the SFI is 155 (...)

mardi 5 juillet 2022

  • NJQRP Skeeter Hunt Bonus for 2022
    "Show up!" That's the theme and that's the bonus. Show up, operate and submit a log and you automatically get 100 Bonus Points. Each year, it's become more difficult to come up with an Bonus Activity that's inclusive of both CW and SSB entrants. The "spelling thing" is OK, but I don't want to (...)

lundi 4 juillet 2022

  • Happy Independence Day!
    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. 72 de Larry W2LJQRP - When you care to send the very (...)