Front of RHC QSL card (click to enlarge).
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Daniel Amoroso, who shares this QSL card and notes:
Attached is QSL # 1 from Radio Habana Cuba for their shortwave broadcast on 8- 15-2015
This was the day the US Embassy in Cuba was officially re-opened.
Back of RHC QSL card (click to enlarge).
Card was received on April 18 , 2016.
Very cool! Thank you for sharing this card and noting that relevant bit of history, Daniel.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, John Cooper, who writes:
I received this nice QSL package in the mail today from Radio Belarus. Since they went off the air 1 April, this might be one of the last batch of QSLs they sent out.
The confirmation letter I found interesting. The postmark on the letter was 25 03 16. It’s a shame they’re not on anymore as they were audible here on the east coast as evidenced by the confirmation.
I wonder what they’ll do with the souvenirs they were getting in April. Hopefully any new reports they get for the last broadcast will have a nice selection if they’re still answering.
Thanks for taking the time to share this, John! You have, indeed, probably received the last batch of QSLs Radio Belarus will issue.
Sign from the original WWV tranmitter site in Maryland, currently posted outside of the Fort Collins, Colorado transmitter building. (Photo: Thomas Witherspoon)
Commenting on our post about Myke’s new release of At The Tone, SWLing Post contributor Richard Langley writes:
I must have first heard WWV shortly after putting together the Knight-Kit Span Master I received for Christmas 1963. I still have my log books from my high school days, which include an entry for Radio Habana on 29 December 1963 for which I subsequently received a QSL card. But I guess I didn’t log all my receptions. The first entry for WWV is dated 3 June 1966 in the last year of WWV’s operation from Greenbelt, Maryland (on government land that subsequently became the site of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center).
I have a QSL card for the reception of the 5 MHz signal featuring a drawing (in pink) of the Jefferson Memorial [see above].
The next entry is dated 1 December 1966, the first day of WWV’s operation from Fort Collins, Colorado.
I have one of the special QSL cards issued for confirmation of first-day reception for my report on the 20 and 25 MHz signals [see above].
I’m sure I heard WWVH early on too but my first log entry is dated 29 March 1967. I never did QSL them.
Richard: Thanks so much for sharing these special QSL cards. Wow! I had never seen the first day card from WWV Fort Collins before–what a treasure you have there!
Many thanks to SWLing Post reader, Timm Breyel, who writes:
While browsing your site I noticed the QSL Gallery page. Interesting. I have many old QSLs from the 1960s and 1970s, all of which are stored away in the States, all except one. It’s a 40 year QSL from Radio Malaysia via Penang Island. The station was received in Denver, Colorado in 1975.
It’s not the most attractive of QSLs, but it certainly is quite rare.
Timm, I love this QSL card and I have never seen one like it before. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!
SWLing Post reader, Daniel, writes:
“Hello Thomas: Attached is the latest QSL I received from Deutsche Welle – it is from their Kigali transmitter site.
Sent report via internet and received QSL in a few weeks:”
Thanks for sharing this, Daniel. I love the front of this DW QSL card–all of those gorgeous vintage tabletop radios!
SWLing Post reader, Mike Taniwha, recently shared some of his QSL cards with us. With his permission, I’m posting them for other readers to view.
In fact, Mike has inspired me to start a new QSL Gallery category. Please feel free to send images of some of your most memorable QSLs, and I will share them with our readers.
Radio Japan, 1983 (click to enlarge)
Radio Netherlands, 1980 (click to enlarge)
HCJB, 1987 (click to enlarge)
Radio Moscow, 1987 (click to enlarge)