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Anyone reading this thread, we'd love it if you uploaded some QSL cards you might have received recently. Or, of course, your own...

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I sent out about 30 QSL cards to 1D stations that I contacted during Field Day operations. Now I am starting to get returns. It's not that I need them for some kind of award. Awards don't really interest me (well, perhaps a 20+ WPM code proficiency certificate would be nice). And surely a northern VA contact is not some super rare contact that would be in high demand. But receiving a QSL is kinda like receiving a gift at Christmas - especially if it comes in an envelope. 

 

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I miss QSL cards. My dad had thousands. And like an idiot, I didn’t keep them. IDIOT. 😩 I think that when Maria retires and we hit the road in the RV, I am going to get back into QSL cards very seriously. Note also, that IMHO, nothing beats a stamped, printed, handwritten QSL card. Not casting any shadow on those who prefer or enjoy an electronic QSL bureau, but - call me traditional - a QSL card is a QSL card 😎

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Hey Lind, can you upload a couple of the cards you've received most recently? I'd be curious to see what people are doing nowadays. Anyone else reading this thread, feel free to upload some recent QSLs...

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I'll work on it this weekend.

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I miss QSL cards. My dad had thousands. And like an idiot, I didn’t keep them. IDIOT. 😩 I think that when Maria retires and we hit the road in the RV, I am going to get back into QSL cards very seriously. Note also, that IMHO, nothing beats a stamped, printed, handwritten QSL card. Not casting any shadow on those who prefer or enjoy an electronic QSL bureau, but - call me traditional - a QSL card is a QSL card 😎

"Stamped"? You mean like a post card with the artwork being put on with a rubber stamp rather than a printed card? I got one like that when I was first licensed back in the early '60s. I still remember it was from K2ETI

You could have sold them to Cracker Barrel restaurants; they decorate with that old stuff and I have seen QSL cards there. I've seen them elsewhere too, but don't remember where. 

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Sorry, my bad, by 'stamped' I meant 'postmarked' as in USPS stamps. But the rubber tamped ones were very cool. Again, dad had a stamp. I think I might still have it up North. Next time I go, I'll check. But yes, a good ole' postcard is a nice thing to receive. In fact, honestly, I don't remember the last time I received personal postal mail other than a birthday or Christmas card. I'm just as guilty though. Can't remember the last time I sent one.

As far as uploading, I might as well go first. This is not a true QSL card, inasmuch as it's from "Ham Community" but I've sent these out along with my K3MRI card (old one, have to make a new one).

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