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Larry Makoski
Attended Middlesex County College
Lives in South Plainfield, NJ
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Yes, I am a bit of a wimp
It's raining outside, so I haven't gone to the Jeep for any lunch time QRP. In fact, I didn't bring the radio with me at all today. Yes, I will confess, I am a bit of a weather wimp. I hate setting up antennas this time of the year in the rain. Not a big is...
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QRP Activity Alert! - QRP ARCI Spring QSO Party (Easter Weekend)
From Jeff Hetherington VA3JFF, We have enjoyed and appreciated your past participation in QRP-ARCI sponsored on-air contests.  This announcement is to let you know about the upcoming SPRING QSO PARTY! This is traditionally one of the most popular on-air act...
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Going to do something special
On April 30th, it will be ten years since the "W2LJ - QRP - Do More With Less" blog was born. Since then, I have penned over 2,200 posts and have had close to 800,000 pages read. There have been ups and downs, dry periods as well as creative periods. Throug...
On April 30th, it will be ten years since the "W2LJ - QRP - Do More With Less" blog was born. Since then, I have penned over 2,200 posts and have had close to 800,000 pages read. There have been ups and downs, dry periods as ...
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Thank you, Pat! Your kind words mean a lot to me!
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ATNOs
I did manage to get 7QAA and 9Q0HQ in the log this weekend.  But as it turns out, I was even more fortunate to make it into THEIR logs. "What's he saying?" you may be thinking. I worked both stations on Friday on 17 Meters.  The 7QAA QSO was tricky, as ther...
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Whiskey Tango Hotel ???
As in "What the heck?" I went out for another lunchtime radio session. 15 Meters seemed to be hopping, I heard CO2IR and worked him -  he was 599.  I listened to 9Q0HQ work his pileup (he was doing a magnificent job, by the way) for a while and then I decid...
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"QRL?" - please !!!!!
I did go out to the Jeep during lunch today, and no, the bands were NOT dead. But before I go there, I must digress. I was involved in a 2X QRP QSO on 14.060 MHz with Tom, KC9RXI in WI. He was about a 449 to me; and I'm sure I was no better to him, but we w...
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And another thing!
Another thing I have to do is clean the shack. I know I'm a member of the Flying Pigs QRP ARC International, but my shack has gotten out of hand. It is fast approaching sty status. It has become a dumping ground for all kids of stuff. I need to spend a coup...
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Eight new Hams
Last night we concluded our Technician Class license course with a VE Exam Session. Of the fifteen students who originally started in January, ten kept with it and made it to the end. Of those ten, eight earned their licenses last night. It was gratifying t...
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Miscellania
Despite being on a very tight budget, with very little room for Amateur Radio purchases this year, I bit the bullet and made a purchase from eBay this morning: This was purchased specifically with Field Day in mind. It's pre-owned and was a very reasonable ...
Despite being on a very tight budget, with very little room for Amateur Radio purchases this year, I bit the bullet and made a purchase from eBay this morning: This was purchased specifically with Field Day in mind. It's pr...
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Vibroplex acquires Bencher
Press Release - March 18, 2015 "Bencher, Inc. of Antioch Illinois announced the sale today of the Bencher Amateur Radio product lines to Vibroplex, LLC of Knoxville, Tennessee. This sale ends Bencher’s presence in the amateur radio field, thus allowing the ...
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Does #10 look familiar ???
http://coolsandfools.com/ham-radio1/ 72 de Larry W2LJ
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It's the internet, Rob - the entire thing is click bait.    It took about 30 seconds to click through all 12 pics.  Some were pretty funny, especially the last one.   10 did look very familiar.
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Speaking of the sun still shining
it's very active in other ways, too! ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 8 (G4) Space Weather Message Code: ALTK08 Serial Number: 18 Issue Time: 2015 Mar 17 1401 UTC ALERT: Geomagnetic K-index of 8 Threshold Reached: 2015 Mar 17 1358 UTC Synoptic Period: 1200-150...
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Education
  • 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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