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Larry Makoski
Attended Middlesex County College
Lives in South Plainfield, NJ
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Profiles in QRP - Resurrected!
This was something I tried back in 2013.  "Interviewing" accomplished QRPers and posting their thoughts here.  I stopped it for a while due to a lack of response from some people that I had asked to be interviewed.  I am going to give this another shot, as ...
This was something I tried back in 2013. "Interviewing" accomplished QRPers and posting their thoughts here. I stopped it for a while due to a lack of response from some people that I had asked to be interviewed. I am goin...
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Delightful lunchtime QSO
The bands seemed to be in decent shape this lunchtime, with low background noise levels.  According to SOTA Watch, there were a few activations that I wasn't able to hear, and Ed WA3WSJ was out and about, but he was on 20 Meters. A pathway on 20 Meters from...
The bands seemed to be in decent shape this lunchtime, with low background noise levels. According to SOTA Watch, there were a few activations that I wasn't able to hear, and Ed WA3WSJ was out and about, but he was on 20 Met...
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How fast it can go downhill.
I went out to the Jeep today during lunch.  The parking lots are clear, but there is snow, snow everywhere! Big heaping mounds of it. Anyway, I had my cell phone on, and lo and behold, both K5P and VP8STI were spotted all over the place.  A lot of good it d...
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Some friendly NPOTA (and portable ops, in general) advice
If you've never done any type of portable operating and you're intrigued by NPOTA, and are thinking of activating a park or entity, there are several things that you need to do. To a lot of QRPers, this will all be "Elementary, my dear Watson", as so may of...
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Another good NPOTA day!
But today's activity was as a chaser.  I worked the following today: KM1CC - 40M CW - SS03 - Cape Cod National Seashore K2JB - 40M SSB - BF03, TR10 - Cowpens National Battlefield, Overmountian Victory National Historic Trail N1IMW - 40M SSB - WR23 - Lamprey...
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A little humor for my Catholic friends
72 de Larry W2LJ QRP - When you care to send the very least!
72 de Larry W2LJ QRP - When you care to send the very least!
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Smartphones
I was prompted to write this because of the latest poll on eHam.  It's about smart phones and Amateur Radio apps.  Of course, it devolved from being anything useful into a bunch of curmudgeons blasting the topic to smithereens. "What do you need a smart pho...
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You can't work 'em if you can't hear 'em.
The snow plows came through to clear our street.  Even so, they never really plow the entire street. They clean it up for sure, so that you can travel safely down the road, but there's always that snow plow residue on the sides of the street. So, until the ...
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Not much radio this weekend.
Worked one NPOTA station yesterday. Another three or four today. The preferred tool this weekend was the snow shovel. We got a total of about 20 inches, or 50 cm. Glad it's over. 72 de Larry W2LJ QRP - When you care to send the very least!
Worked one NPOTA station yesterday. Another three or four today. The preferred tool this weekend was the snow shovel. We got a total of about 20 inches, or 50 cm. Glad it's over. 72 de Larry W2LJ QRP ...
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NPOTA - Brrrrrrrrr!
Of course, W2LJ picks one of the coldest, windiest days of the Winter season (so far) to do an NPOTA activation. Of course!  But it was a blast (of cold air) nonetheless - even if I still haven't warmed up some hours later. We got a light dusting of snow ye...
Of course, W2LJ picks one of the coldest, windiest days of the Winter season (so far) to do an NPOTA activation. Of course! But it was a blast (of cold air) nonetheless - even if I still haven't warmed up some hours later. W...
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Had a wonderful time today
My good friend Dave Hackett KD2SFI, fellow South Plainfield Amateur Radio Club member, decided to conduct an NPOTA activation.  Yesterday, Dave posted on Facebook that he was going to travel up to Morristown, NJ to activate Morrsitown National Historical Pa...
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So what will it be?
This Winter has been very, very odd in New Jersey.  We've had the warmest December on record, courtesy of the Super El Nino that's occupying the Pacific Ocean.  Christmas felt more like Easter around here. Now, the El Nino and the Polar Vortices are doing b...
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  • Middlesex County College
    Photography and Marketing, 1975 - 1977
  • DeVry Institute
    Digital Electronics, 1985 - 1987
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Happily married, father of two, Amateur Radio op, Conservative.
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