My QSL CARDS
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|This was my first ever QSL card.
I was a member of the Royal Air Force
Amateur Radio Society, RAFARS, and
these cards were available to members.
|During 1975 / 1976 I was posted to
RAF Gan, in the Maldive Islands.
I was not very active from here,
but the lucky few will have my QSL.
|From about 1979-1985 I was at RAF
Binbrook on the North-East coast. It
was from here that my interest in CW
DX really got started
|I used up all those cards quickly so decided
to look for something else. This card
appealed to my sense of humor and is a
favorite of mine.
|I tried to get more printed but the original
printer could not be found. I was living in
Weston-super-Mare at the time, and got
a local printer to produce these for me.
|I got my first American call in April, 1996.
I was in a hurry to get some cards and
chose this one. I still have a lot left as I was
not very active this year.
|Once I became more active I decided that
my first call was not too nice on CW. I
decided to get a CW friendly vanity call,
and this was my first card.
|I decided I really wanted a nice photo QSL
card showing a picture of Dallas. This is
what I came up with. Its still my favorite card.
The back has equipment already printed on it,
and room to confirm two QSO's.
|I decided my shack had too much factory
built equipment in it. So I built the superb
Elecraft K2 transceiver. AS it was built from
a kit, I thought the "Monkeying Around with
Components" was very appropriate.
|This was my next QSL card. Its also a
photograph of downtown Dallas. It is
photographed across the trinity river.
Its not normally like this, the river was
flooded at the time the picture was taken.
|I designed this QSL card at the beginning
of 2012. Its a seahorse that I photographed
in Roatan, Honduras during 2010.
I wanted something that would combine my
radio and scuba hobbies.
|From November 2016 the ARRL have raised
the outgoing QSL bureau costs a lot - so I
decided to use GlobalQSL instead.
This is my first card using their service.