KŘXB - Rick at Lake Vermilion, Minnesota USA

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.


WA0APN%20QSL              WA0APN1qsl90

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.


K0XBottawaa                             K0XBottawad

We moved to Minneapolis in 1977. By that time, I had upgraded to a Heathkit HW-101 and ground plane antenna on the roof. Later, I purchased a new Ten-Tec Omni C, Series D. I still have that rig.



K0XBottawab                       K0XBottawac

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.


K0XBmihhehahaa                                   K0XBminnehahab

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.


K0XBminnehahac                               K0XBminnehahad

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.


K0XBminnehahade                K0XBplacitasa

That is a 1974 MGB/GT. I even had a 2 meter rig in it.

We moved to New Mexico in 1993. What a beautiful place to live!


K0XBplymoutha                    K0XBplymouthb

When we moved back to Minneapolis in 1998, I found a photo of my 1962 station.

Yellow “classic” card.


K0XBvermiliona         K0XBvermilionb

The view from our deck on Lake Vermilion.

Yellow classic card version 2.



I took this picture of the moon one cold, clear night.




cid:p06240800c3441eeea539@%5b192.168.0.2%5d.1.0            cid:p06240800c3441eeea539@%5b192.168.0.2%5d.1.1


These are my current QSLs, designed and printed by the qslfactory.com . I took the pictures, and Dave G8NTE designed the cards.



K0XB at globalqsl

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.)




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