Posts Tagged ‘non-Ham topic’

E-mail change

To all my readers and friends …….

I am migrating my e-mail over to gmail.  All [email protected] e-mail will now be routed over there.  If you think you’re having problems reaching me using the ARRL alias, and wish to try and reach me directly, going forward my primary e-mail address will be [email protected].

I’m just trying to consolidate as much as possible, so I don’t have to remember so many darn user names and passwords!

Thanks in advance for your cooperation!

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

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.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

76 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!

Bunch o’ stuff

There’s a bunch of stuff I wanted to cover today.

The first is totally unrelated to Ham Radio; but I found it fascinating.  Today, the Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded posthumously to Fr. Emil Kapaun, a Catholic priest and Army Chaplain who courageously served our country in WWII and the Korean Conflict.  He died a POW at the hands of the Chinese in North Korea.  The story of how he conducted himself as a POW and as a leader of men is, to use an overused word, awesome (in the truest sense of the word). After finishing reading the eight part story, all I could think of was “Wow!”.  Follow this link for the story about the humble, brave and holy man :

Secondly – this comes from the “I ordered me one” department.  The Four State QRP Group introduced a new kit today. I immediately ordered one. It’s called the “Force Link” but is spelled 4S-Link.  It is an interface between your radio and computer for the digital modes. All you need in one totally complete kit for $40.  You can’t beat that with a stick!

It was designed by Dave Cripe NMØS and if it’s like everything else that the Four State QRP Group offers, it will be a home run.  I would suggest ordering early before the first run gets all sold out.
Thirdly – Is it just me, or can’t anyone think of something better to do with $120.00?   Pardon me for saying so; but I have a hard time believing that this is worth it.  I could be wrong though (pssst ….. that’s been known to happen – a lot!).
Lastly, I was looking through the ARRL’s Webpage today and was looking at the list of QRP DXCC awards given out.  I was surprised that I recognized so many call signs and names.  Either I have personally worked these QRPers, or I know them from various postings to the various QRP e-mail reflectors. Here’s the list of call signs that hit my eye:
WA9ETW (listed as WA9ET – Mark, they have you listed incorrectly.)
WB2LQF (listed as WB2LQ – Stan, they have you listed incorrectly)
I think this tallied out to be about a fifth of all the call signs listed there. I’m sure a lot of you recognize a lot of these calls too, as they are all pretty active QRPers.
Anyway, that’s it from me for tonight. I’m going to head down to the basement and see what’s what on the bands.
72 de Larry W2LJ
QRP – When you care to send the very least!

Easter Sunday – Resurrection Sunday

 Good Friday – “It is finished.”
Easter Sunday – It is just beginning.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
He is truly risen – Alleluia!  For this is the day the Lord has made, may all in Heaven and on Earth rejoice and be glad!
A most Blessed and Happy Easter to all.

Larry W2LJ

Holy Saturday

Like all the Christian faithful …… we wait.

Something strange is happening—there is a great silence on earth today, a great silence and stillness. The whole earth keeps silence because the King is asleep. The earth trembled and is still because God has fallen asleep in the flesh and he has raised up all who have slept ever since the world began. God has died in the flesh and hell trembles with fear. -from an ancient homily on Holy Saturday

Larry W2LJ

Good Friday

Now from the sixth hour darkness fell upon all the land until the ninth hour.

About the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”  And some of those who were standing there, when they heard it, began saying, “This man is calling for Elijah.”  Immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, he filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and gave Him a drink.  But the rest of them said, “Let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him.”

And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many.

Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!”

A very Blessed and Peace filled Good Friday to all.

Larry W2LJ

Passover 2013

A most happy and joyful Passover to all my friends and readers who celebrate it.  
Pesach Sameah!

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

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