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

vendredi 17 mars 2023

  • Sláinte - Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Happy St. Patrick's Day to all my brother and sister Amateur Radio ops from Ireland, and to those who are of Irish descent! My dear departed mother-in-law was from Donegal - so this Pole holds the Irish in a special place in his heart. So in honor of the day - I will lift a pint of Guinness to (...)

mercredi 15 mars 2023

mardi 14 mars 2023

  • SSB QRP? No way! That's too hard!
    Well, actually, right now ....... no it isn't. And like he said, band conditions are only going to get better over the next few years! 72 de Larry W2LJ QRP - When you care to send the very least!

jeudi 2 mars 2023

  • From the "weird" Morse Code file
    https://hackaday.com/2023/03/01/morse-code-clock-for-training-hams/ As shown in the article this clock would drive me nuts. The clock has an LED that flashes the time in Morse Code. If I'm not mistaken, the time shown in the video is 11:55? I don't know if that's AM or PM. The author says the (...)

mardi 21 février 2023

    I played around in the ARRL DX CW contest this weekend. Not long, just for about an hour and a half to two hours. It was nice to get back behind the rig again after a long absence. I must apologize to the first few stations that I worked. My Morse sending was absolute crap! But after about 4 or (...)

vendredi 3 février 2023

  • So what's up this weekend?
    Freeze Your Butt Off - https://www.contestcalendar.com/contestdetails.php?ref=356 Vermont QSO Party - https://www.contestcalendar.com/contestdetails.php?ref=236 Minnesota QSO Party - https://www.contestcalendar.com/contestdetails.php?ref=238 British Columbia QSO Party - (...)

jeudi 2 février 2023

  • When all else fails!
    Sadly, there are a lot of Hams who scoff at that, saying Amateur Radio as a true mode of emergency communication is just a fantasy.. They should know better and this says otherwise: 72 de Larry W2LJ QRP - When you care to send the very (...)

mercredi 25 janvier 2023

  • Coming up this weekend
    CQ 160 Meter Contest - https://www.contestcalendar.com/contestdetails.php?ref=232 Winter Field Day - https://www.contestcalendar.com/weeklycont.php#14254 UBA (Belgium DX Contest - SSB - https://www.contestcalendar.com/weeklycont.php#14250 REF (France) DX Contest - CW - (...)

mardi 24 janvier 2023

  • Admittedly, I am a dinosaur.
    While strolling through Facebook today, I came across a posting on the POTA page about getting started in POTA CW. I whole heartedly agree with Bob, more CW ops are needed on POTA. So I clicked on the pdf and this was the opening paragraph: CW POTA HUNTING / CW CONTESTING WITH MINIMAL OR NO (...)

mercredi 18 janvier 2023

  • Coming soon to a frequency near you!
    Saturday, February 4th will be the kick off to the 2023 Outdoor QRP Contest Season with the Arizona SQRPions FYBO - "Freeze Your Butt Off" contest. This is always a fun event, and in New Jersey at least, it's impossible to know much in advance if we'll actually freeze our buns off. Some years (...)

mardi 17 janvier 2023

  • Is this a new thing?
    A good friend of mine, John Wyatt W2VTV posted this on Facebook. He received a certificate from the ARRL for 25 years of membership. Have any of you out there gotten something like this from the ARRL? Let's see ....... I've been a member sine 1979 - that's 43 years. I've been a VE Examiner (...)

vendredi 13 janvier 2023

  • Better late than never
    News of this article has been around on social media for the past few weeks. I do realize however, there are some Hams who disdain that platform and might not be aware of this article which appeared in a recent edition of the Smithsonian Magazine. So I am posting a link here - (...)

vendredi 30 décembre 2022

  • Weird
    The QRP Contest Calendar mentions that there's a 2023 QRP ARCI New Year Sprint on this Sunday January 1, 2023, from 1500Z - 1800Z. There's nothing about this sprint at all on the "official" QRP ARCI Contest calendar, but I have participated in it in the past. Unfortunately, there's always been (...)

jeudi 22 décembre 2022

  • Thank you - best Christmas gift ever!
    Yesterday, I had to go to see my urologist for a follow up PSA blood test after the radiation therapy for prostate cancer I received in September, October and November. I went from a level of over 10 in April to < 0.1. It would appear your thoughts and prayers worked (Thank you so very (...)