I Wanna See Your QSL Card!

Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KF4SCI, May 1, 2017.

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  1. VK6NSB

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  2. N5WD

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    That's a gorgeous photograph! Very nice QSL!

    73 Wayne N5WD
  3. KD8OSD

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    Thanks. That is the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Michigan.
  4. K4DFH

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    I designed my own, Using PhotoFiltre 7, and I print them myself as needed. Here is what my old one looks like. The new one is the same with updated info...
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  5. WW4LS

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  6. KB7PWJ

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    I've used this hand-drawn QSL since the early 90s. (It doesn't have that dotted background in real life, but I had trouble replicating digitally the grayish newsprint card stock it's printed on.)

    In those days everybody was using glossy standardised cards sold in the back of QST and CQ. I wanted something that reflected my love of low-tech, nomadic ops. (Another thing almost no-one else was doing then.) So I drew my own card and had a local printer print up a stack of them. When the address and contact particulars are filled in with the same sort of pen, it looks like I sat down and drew out the whole thing from scratch, for each QSO.

    It got lots of commentary back then. Other hams loved it.

    In the intervening years high-tech computers and printers have become universal, and now my quirky old QSL just looks like lazy, unimaginative home publishing.


    But I still like it, even if others no longer tell me it's the neatest QSL card they've ever received.

    It still tells the story.


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  7. XZ2A

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    I can't remember if I posted my QSL card (can't see it when reading through these posts).

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  8. VK4QO

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    here is mine IMG_20150603_0003.jpg
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  9. W9RAC

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    30's style dirtypaperqsl wireless.jpg dirtypaperqslback wireless.jpg
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  10. K6LCS

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    Holds a special memory for me. We just finished working three
    countries (Mexico, the U.S., and Vancouver BC) on a pass of
    an amateur satellite at the Los Angeles County Fair a few years
    ago. The gentleman on the right was so intoxicated that he was
    looking for the little people talking to the assemblage in my HT.
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