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

vendredi 25 mars 2022

  • The bee in the bonnet of some American Hams
    The particulars - according to the ARRL: New Amateur Radio License Applications Fee To Become Effective April 19, 2022 03/24/2022 A Public Notice released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on March 23, 2022, in MD Docket No. 20-270, announced that new application fees for Wireless (...)

vendredi 4 mars 2022

  • The purpose of Amateur Radio
    at least, as defined by the Federal Communications Commission for Radio Amateurs in the United States: Part 97.1 - Basis and Purpose The rules and regulations in this part are designed to provide an amateur radio service having a fundamental purpose as expressed in the following principles: (...)

jeudi 3 mars 2022

  • Not trying to be political or controversial
    Not trying to get involved in the middle of anything. It just goes to show that there ARE times when "old fashioned" analog radio is the ultimate backup "when all else fails". When the ARRL introduced their "When All Else Fails" placard and bumper sticker a few years ago - it resulted in (...)

vendredi 25 février 2022

  • For the Key collectors and users out there.
    This was brought to my attention by David Ring N1EA on the CW e-mail reflector. It's a Kindle book for $2.99 by Ken Krause. It is available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FH2MN3W/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Here's the description as it appears on (...)

vendredi 18 février 2022

  • A good one for the QRP CW Newbs
    This weekend is the ARRL DX Contest (CW). Even in you're not a contester and even if you're not a CW Wizard, this is still a good one to dive into for several reasons: 1) It will improve your CW. 2) The exchange is simple. 3) You'll be able to work your way well toward earning QRP DXCC. 4) It's (...)

samedi 12 février 2022

  • The ugly truth
    Saw this posted on Facebook and had to share: 72 de Larry W2LJ QRP - When you care to send the very least!

mercredi 9 février 2022

  • ARRL announces Field Day rule changes for 2022
    From the ARRL Website: Some New Rules Going into Effect this Year for ARRL Field Day 02/09/2022 After taking a few detours over the past couple of years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ARRL Field Day rules are being updated on a permanent basis starting this summer. ARRL conducted a Field Day (...)

mardi 8 février 2022

  • Low attendence?
    From what I've been reading on QRP-L, Freeze Your Buns Off, held this past Saturday didn't have much in the way of participation. I'm partly to blame for that as I haven't been in the mood lately to get on the radio. But is this a creeping phenomena? The warmer weather staples, QRP To The (...)

lundi 7 février 2022

  • My silence
    At the beginning of 2022, two of my resolutions were to get on the air more and post here more. As John Lennon wrote, "Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans." On January 12th, I had a little accident at work: I cut the back of back of my third (middle) finger on my left hand, (...)

mardi 18 janvier 2022

  • Skeeter Hunt Video
    I wanted to share with you a video by Rick McGaver NK9G. He produced this regarding his effort in the 2021 NJQRP Skeeter Hunt. He published it to YouTube, but granted me permission to post it here. Rick spent a lot of time on it and I think it came out very well - OK, I'll admit I'm biased with (...)

dimanche 2 janvier 2022

  • A little activity
    I rang in the new year with just a little bit of activity. New Year's Eve was of course, Straight Key Night and I got on the air after a little detective work. My W2WK straight key did not work at first. Tapping the key resulted in a big - nothing. I broke out the VOM and checked for (...)