VIDEO: QSL Card Art & History

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  1. K8QS

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    K8QS and WA9TDD of "Ham Radio Perspectives" show how amateur radio operators as well as SWL and AM broadcast radio DXers have used QSL cards to form personal identities, share memories, earn awards, and create art. Video includes interesting QSL examples and pithy observations from co-hosts of the only YouTube channel dedicated to exploring the history, culture, and technology of ham radio.
     
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  2. KN6HVU

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    Thanks for sharing. I love hearing this type of history :)
     
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  3. K8QS

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    Jeff, thanks for your encouragement. Tom and I appreciate it. And congrats on your technician license. Hope to work you on 10 meters as the band is opening up in sunspotville. Please do subscribe to our videos on YouTube (see below). 73.

    Quin, K8QS
    Ham Radio Perspectives YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3MJT8o8-XMxF8XROf7Q5GA/videos
     
  4. W1YW

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    Its really interesting that QSL's have become 'collective art' in the last 15 years. Thanks for pointing that out.

    I occassionally go scouring EBay--which has a large number of sales of QSL collections. If you look a bit, you will easily find QSLs of famous hams, exotic QSL art, and naughty cheesecake stuff, which fortunately has fallen out of favor in more contemporary QSLS. You can even search on specific callsigns...

    73
    Chip W1YW
     
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  5. KN6HVU

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    Chip, I went to eBay to see if I could find an old QSL card with my call sign. Darn!! :) I didn't think there would be one. Thanks for pointing out eBay.
     
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  6. K8QS

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    Thanks, Chip. We looked at some of the eBay sales. Amazing.

    Quin, K8QS
    Ham Radio Perspectives YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3MJT8o8-XMxF8XROf7Q5GA/videos
     
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  7. UX5UO

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    Thanks for the very interesting history. I'm QSL printer for latest 30 years,
    I saw the rise and fall of the QSL card exchange. In my home collection there are about 100 kg of received cards, and about 30 million in the list of printed QSLs

    Gennady, UX5UO
     
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