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Here is a collection of QSLs I have sent out over the years. Please take a look at Special QSLs too.
I thought I had lost most all the cards from my first years as a ham, but I found this one in a postcard collection for sale on eBay by someone in the U.K.
I had mailed it to VE2LY to confirm a QSO on November 23, 1963.
Here’s another one from early days. The silver and black card is from 1962. I thought it was pretty sharp.
When I got back on the air from Arlington, Massachusetts in 1970, I used a Heathkit HW-16 and windowsill vertical antenna.
I do not have a copy of my original WNŘAPN novice QSL card, but these two cards with the guys carrying the canoe have the same picture. I like to think that’s me in the front.
Using an early Apple Macintosh computer, I made these home-brew cards. I still prefer a Mac to a PC,
but virtually all ham radio software is written for a PC. So I use a PC in the shack.
That’s me with the dark hair and big glasses. I am smiling in the card on the right, because I just got a new Ten-Tec Omni V.
That is a 1974 MGB/GT. I even had a 2 meter rig in it.
We moved to
When we moved back to
Yellow “classic” card.
The view from our deck on Lake Vermilion.
Yellow classic card version 2.
I took this picture of the moon one cold, clear night.
These are my current QSLs, designed and printed by the qslfactory.com . I took the pictures, and Dave G8NTE designed the cards.
Here are the cards I use on GlobalQSL (www.globalqsl.com).
This isn’t actually one of my QSL cards (but it could be). I took it on February 28, 2017 from our back yard in Coronado.
It’s the crescent moon and Venus at sunset. I thought it was pretty nice.
Sometimes, you run into something completely unexpected. I typed “WAOAPN” into Google on May 29, 2017, and one of the items was a QSL card I had sent in 1963 (for sale on eBay). Amazing!
(I know it’s at the top of this page also, but it’s just too good.)