How Did QSL Cards Become a Thing?

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K0LWC, Feb 6, 2019.

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  1. KC5AKB

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    Nice Video
    Yes a basic card
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2019
  2. W2CSI

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    Thanks for the video! I design and sell QSL cards and still love to get them in the mail.
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  3. KC9UL

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    Great video on QSL Cards. Check out my QSL on Also, be sure to see my article in CQ November Issue about QSL Cards.
    If you want a copy of the article, email me at QRZ email address.
    73 KC9UL Curt
  4. 2E0TWD

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    Nice video, took ages to watch as I had to pause all the cards to read them. 73
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  5. KD5OM

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    Great explanation. I send artsy fartsy qsl cards most of the time. When sending to a DXpedition qsl manager, just a plain white simple card with all the data on one side to make the qsl manager's job easier. When processing thousands of cards, it takes less time for a basic simple card.

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  6. W7WIA

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    Thanks for nice video

    Yes I have a QSL card. It is set up to print from my printer on QSL blank stock. Design in upper right corner on my QRZ page. Inspiration from photo while a very young ham seen further down the page.

    73 Oliver W7WIA
  7. WB9MSM

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    Matt -
    You did a great job with your video! Excellent presentation on QSL cards that I shared with Club members. I literally have a few thousand cards in shoe boxes and in QSL plastic holders in my shack. Next year I will celebrate fifty years in ham radio so before the internet that was the only way one could confirm their contacts with fellow hams. I have noticed that the whole physical sending and receiving QSL cards has greatly diminished since the advent of electronic QSL cards such last eQSL, Logbook of the World(LoTW), QRZ Log, etc. It is somewhat sad to see this form of artwork disappear but it is a sign of our modern times. I still send out QSL’s mainly to newly licensed hams and to those who send me a card. I have cards that have traveled from all over the world to get to my QTH. Thank you and 73 from Wisconsin, Denny WB9MSM

    WB9MSM QSL Card 2014.jpg Russian QSL Card & Envelope 1992 (2).jpg Russian QSL Card 1992-2 (2).jpg
    My Current WB9MSM QSL Card Plus My Most Rare QSL Card That I Received After Working The Russian Mir Space Station in 1992 With My 2 Meter Rig
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  8. K1LKP

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  9. K0LWC

    K0LWC Ham Member QRZ Page

    No, no. Tell her I want MY glasses back.
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  10. KK6DOA

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    Just had this drawn for me, this would be my fur kids.

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