Tag Archives: QSL Cards

Radio-Dakar QSL card sells for $1,195 on eBay


Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Dan Robinson, who shares a link to this Radio-Dakar QSL card that just sold on eBay for $1,195 US:


As Dan stated…“Holy Crap!” 

Checking out the bidding history, it appears there was definitely a bidding war going on, with the buyers entering substantial bid increments.

This QSL card started out life on eBay at $9.50 with free shipping.


John’s QSL package from Radio Belarus


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.

2016 Radio Prague QSL Cards

Radio-Prague-QSLMany thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), who writes:

Hi Thomas:

I hope you have started a very good year!!!
I’m sending you the link where you can see the new 2016 QSLs from Radio Prague:


These are about religious buildings in the Czech Republic.

Yours from Argentina

David Iurescia LW4DAF

Very cool!  Thanks for passing this along, David!

Click here to view at Radio Prague.

WWV History: Richard’s QSL cards


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!

Radio Taiwan International seeks your memorabilia


Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, David Iurescia (LW4DAF), for sharing information about this initiative by Radio Taiwan International:

Radio Taiwan International began broadcasting in 1928. In an era when information did not travel as  quickly as today, RTI programs could be heard thousands of miles away by people like you.

If RTI has touched you in any way over the years, let us travel back in time together to look back at the voices, letters, and memorabilia of RTI’s history.

RTI invites you to take part in piecing together the history of RTI with any sounds and memorabilia you may have collected throughout the years. Your participation will help us commemorate RTI’s precious history.

[…]RTI is inviting listeners to lend/donate RTI memorabilia from 1928-1998, including QSL cards, sounds, and other items from the Central Broadcasting System, Voice of Free China, Voice of Asia, and the Broadcasting Corporation of China (BCC).

Items to be collected?

  • Sounds: Tapes of programs, news broadcasts, and records from the above stations can be sent or e-mailed to RTI.
  • Items: Station gifts to listeners, letters, QSL cards, pennants, and other souvenirs. Mailing the items is preferred. You can also send pictures of the items.
  • Historical pictures or videos related to RTI.

If material is received from the 1928-1982 period, and is perceived to have historical significance to the station, there will be the following feedback:

The official station site will list those who donated and the items donated.

  • RTI will send a thank you letter and souvenir.
  • If the item is from 1983 or later, RTI will send a nice souvenir to thank for the item.
  • If the donated item cannot be put in our archive, the station will send a thank you letter. (RTI reserves the right to make final decisions on the collection)

Full details about the archive initiative are available at Radio Taiwan International.