• [W2LJ] New Year's Eve

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

    New Year's Eve

    Posted: 31 Dec 2021 09:49 AM PST http://w2lj.blogspot.com/2021/12/new-years-eve.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

    Happy New Year!

    For a lot of us 2021 was a mix - there were some good times and some you'd rather forget.
    We bid some friends goodbye, but we also made some new ones.
    As we turn the calendar page and ring in 2022, my wish for you is for a new year filled with hope, health, happiness and way more ups than downs! Personally, I have a few goals for the coming year - but the ones germane
    to this blog are to get on the air a lot more than I did in 2021 and to
    write more entries this coming year. 2021 had the second least amount of
    posts since I started this back in 2005. That's not to say that 2022 will
    be filled with fluff just to eat up blogger.com space. I hope to spend more time relaying and reporting about the things we have in common - QRP,
    building, CW, and Amateur Radio, in general.

    As the clock strikes Midnight tonight and I lift a glass with my lovely
    wife, Marianne, please know that I'll also be lifting that glass for all of
    us - hoping that 2022 will be kind to us all.
    And once again, thanks for being here and sharing this journey with me.
    72 de Larry W2LJ
    QRP - When you care to send the very least!

    A Sprint ....... or not?

    Posted: 30 Dec 2021 03:54 PM PST http://w2lj.blogspot.com/2021/12/a-sprint-or-not.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email

    According to qrpcontest.com, there is a QRP-ARCI New Year Sprint on
    Saturday, January 1st.
    The details are that it will run from 1500 - 1800 UTC. It is CW only and
    the exchange is RST / State - Province - Country / QRP ARCI Membership # or Power Out.
    Here's the rub. This sprint does not appear on the official QRP ARCI
    Contest Calendar
    And on top of that, if you go to the WA7BNM Contest Calendar and look up
    the QRP ARCI New Year Sprint, it is listed as "inactive".
    So will there be a sprint or not? I don't know. But if you're on the air on
    New Year's day between 1500 - 1800 UTC you might want to check the QRP
    watering holes to see if there's any activity.
    72 de Larry W2LJQRP = When you care to send the very least!

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