Discussion in 'Ham Radio Discussions' started by KF4SCI, May 1, 2017.
That's a gorgeous photograph! Very nice QSL!
73 Wayne N5WD
Thanks. That is the Blue Water Bridge in Port Huron, Michigan.
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...
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.
I can't remember if I posted my QSL card (can't see it when reading through these posts).
here is mine
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.