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Featuring classic SWBC QSLs from the 1930s-1950s!


Coming to you via the World Wide Web from Marietta, Georgia, the home of Kennesaw Mountain, site of one of the major battles in the War for Southern Independence


This site has images of numerous QSL cards from short wave stations that were popular in the 1930s to 1950s. Many of the countries represented no longer exist as the political entity they were forty to sixty years ago. I hope you enjoy reliving a bit of radio history as represented by this collection of antique verifications!


Photos of Phil Finkle, then SWL-W6 in Burbank CA , in 1954 and now K6EID in Marietta , GA in 1994.

This website is hosted by Phil Finkle (K6EID) of Marietta, GA. I was a member of the ISWL, JSWC, NNRC, ADXC, and URDXC. My first receiver was a Silvertone floor model which was moved from our living room in 1953 when we got our first TV set. After this, I had an old Zenith table radio which was of WWII vintage. My first real communications received was a Hallicrafters S-40B that I bought on time from a Burbank CA auto repair place that had taken it in on trade. I paid for it with earnings from my paper route. My next receiver was a Hallicrafters SX-71 which served me for many years. Later I bought the epitome of receivers, a Collins 51J4 which I still have. I was editor of the West Coast Section of the URDXC bulletin in 1956.

Thanks to Mike Christie, K4MZ, of Crawfordville , FL , for sending in his QSLs from some of the rare SWBC stations of this 1950s! Mike passed away in 2003, May God grant him eternal rest.

Also many thanks to Richard Jary of Australia who sent us images of QSLs gathered by Wal Durbin, Willoughby, NSW in the 1930s!


 I also have another site that currently has SWBC QSLs from 1960s forward to today, Utility and MW and LW QSLs. Please take a few minutes and visit it at:

The Classic and Not So Classic Short Wave, Medium and Long Wave, and Utilities QSL Home Page!

Click here! - QSLs 1960-2000+

 


Please select from the following list to move to the pages with the respective QSL card:

ALGERIA (FRENCH DEPARTMENT) - Radio Algerie

ARGENTINA - Radio El Mundo

AT SEA - VK9MI Ship Broadcasting Station

BELGIAN CONGO - Radio Congo Belge

BELGIUM - ORU - The International Goodwill Station

BERLIN (AMERICAN SECTOR) - RIAS - Berlin

BOLIVIA - La Cruz del Sur

BRITISH GUIANA - Radio Demarara

BRITISH HONDURAS - British Honduras Broadcasting Service

BRITISH NORTH BORNEO - Radio Sabah

BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS - Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service

BRITISH SOMALILAND - Radio Somali

BULGARIAN PEOPLES REPUBLIC - Radio Sofia

CANADA - CBUX

CANADA - CFVP

CANADA - CHNX

CANADA - VE9AI

CEYLON - Radio Ceylon

CEYLON - Voice of America

COSTA RICA - El Faro del Caribe

CZECHOSLOVAK PEOPLES REPUBLIC - Radio Prague

DENMARK - Voice of Denmark

DODECANESE ISLANDS (RHODES) - VOA- USCGC Courier

DUTCH EAST INDIES - Java Wireless Stations

DUTCH NEW GUINEA - Radio Omroep Nieuw Guinea

ECUADOR - HCJB

EGYPT - Egyptian Broadcasting

ETHIOPIA - Radio Addis Ababa

FIJI (BRITISH COLONY) - VPD Amalgamated Wireless Ltd.

FIJI (BRITISH COLONY) - VRH Fiji Broadcasting Commission

FINLAND - OY Yleisradio

FRANCE - Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise

FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA - Radio Brazzaville

FRENCH INDO-CHINA ( VIETNAM ) - Radio France-Asie

FRENCH MOROCCO - Radio Maroc

FRENCH WEST AFRICA - Radio-Abidjan

GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - Staatliches Rundfunk

GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC - Die Deutsche Welle

GERMAN FEDERAL REPUBLIC - Voice of America

GOLD COAST (BRITISH COLONY) - Gold Coast Broadcasting Service

GREAT BRITAIN - BBC

GREAT BRITAIN - Voice of America

GREECE - Hellenic National Broadcasting Institute

GREECE - Voice of America - Salonika

GUATEMALA - TGNA

HAITI - 4VEH

HAWAII - Voice of America

HONDURAS - HROW - Radio Montserrat

HONG KONG (BRIT. CROWN COLONY) - Hong Kong Broadcasting Station- 1936

HONG KONG (BRIT. CROWN COLONY) - Radio Hong Kong - 1953

HUNGARIAN PEOPLES REPUBLIC - Radio Budapest

INDIA - All India Radio

INDONESIA - Voice of Indonesia

IRAN - Radio Tehran

IRAQ - Iraq Broadcasting Station

ISRAEL - Voice of Israel

ITALY - RAI

JAMAICA - Radio Jamaica

JAPAN - Far East Network

JAPAN - JOZ - Nihon Broadcasting Co

JAPAN - NHK - JKU

LEBANON - Lebanese Broadcasting Station

LIBERIA - ELWA - West African Broadcasting Association

LIBYA - British Forces Broadcasting Station

LUXEMBOURG - Radio Luxembourg

MADAGASCAR - Radio-Tananarive

MALAYA - Radio Malaya

MALAYA ( SINGAPORE ) - British Far Eastern Broadcasting Service

MAURITIUS (BRITISH COLONY) - Mauritius Broadcasting Service

MEXICO - XEWW

MONACO - Radio Monte Carlo

MOZAMBIQUE (PORTUGESE COLONY) - Loureno Marques for Happy Listening

NEW CALEDONIA - La Voix de la France dans le Pacifique

NEW ZEALAND - Radio New Zealand

NIGERIA (BRIT. COLONY) -Nigerian Broadcasting Service

NORWAY - Radio Norway

PAKISTAN - Radio Pakistan

PEOPLES REPUBLIC OF CHINA - Radio Peking

PERU - Radio Nacional del Peru

PHILIPPINES - Far East Broadcasting Company

PHILIPPINES - Voice of America - Manila

PHILIPPINES - Voice of America - San Fernando

POLISH PEOPLES REPUBLIC - Radio Warsaw

PORTUGAL - Emissora Nacional

PORTUGAL - Radio Free Europe

REPUBLIC OF CHINA - Armed Forces Radio Taiwan

REPUBLIC OF CHINA - Voice of Free China

ROMANIAN PEOPLES REPUBLIC - Radio Bucharest

RYUKYU ISLANDS - Voice of America

SARAWAK - Radio Sarawak

SAUDI ARABIA - Radio Mecca

SOUTHERN RHODESIA (BRIT. COLONY) - Salisbury Broadcasting Station

SWEDEN - Radio Sweden

SWITZERLAND - Swiss Shortwave Service

SWITZERLAND (LEAGUE OF NATIONS) NationsRadio

TANGIER ( INTERNATIONAL CITY ) - IBRA Radio over Radio Afrika Tanger

TANGIER ( INTERNATIONAL CITY ) - Voice of America

THAILAND - Thai Overseas Broadcasting Station

THE NETHERLANDS - PCJ - Philips Radio, Eindhoven

THE NETHERLANDS - PCJ - Radio Nederland

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - Radio Trinidad

TURKEY - Radio Ankara

UNITED NATIONS - UN Radio

UNION OF SOUTH AFRICA - SABC

USA - W3XAU Philadelphia, Penn.

USA - W2XAF Schenectady, N. Y.

USA - AFRS

USA - KCBR, Delano, California

USA - KRCA, Dixon, California

USA - WRUL, Scituate, Massachusetts

USA - WWV

USSR - Radio Moscow

UZBEK SSR - Radio Tashkent

VATICAN STATE - Vatican Radio

WINDWARD ISLANDS - Windward Islands Broadcasting Service


If you have any vintage SWBC QSLs that you would like to share with others, please forward a graphical format file, preferably in .JPG format, to the e-mail address provided below. Thanks!

 Other sites to visit:  

My Page with 1960s and forward QSLS - QSLs 1960-2000+

The K6EID Home Page - K6EID

QSL Museum: http://www.antique-corner.com/SWLQSL/


Thanks for visiting and please drop by again!

To comment on this Web Page, please send mail to k6eid@arrl.net

Site maintained by Phil Finkle, K6EID. Last updated 30 April 2005