DX QSL cards

DX QSL cards

I received a new batch of DX QSL cards in the mail today. Lots of long-distance cards in this batch. I like the cards with shack photos in them especially.

What was your first QSL card?


This was the very first QSL card I ever received, back in the 1970s from a shortwave station What was your very first QSL card? was it from a Ham station? or a Medium Wave broadcaster? Mine was from a Shortwave broadcaster called Radio RSA in South Africa. That was in 1973. I would have … Read more

New batch of QSL cards

These are QSL cards, sent to me from all over the world by other ham radio operators whom I’ve made contact with. They verify the authenticity of the contact. Many hams collect them and display them with pride.

VP8LP in the Falkland Islands


Today I made another milestone contact, this time into the Falkland Islands! Using my Icom IC-756 Pro and a crappy wire antenna tossed in the trees I was able to get a 58 signal report from Bob, VP8LP with only 100 watts. Here is the plot of the probability of making this contact from VOACAP … Read more