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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!
This website is hosted by Phil Finkle (K6EID) of Marietta, GA. I was a member of the ISWL, JSWC, NNRC, ADXC, and URDXC as well as a Popular Electronics monitor. 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,
Also many thanks to Richard
Jary of Australia who sent us images of QSLs gathered by Wal Durbin, Willoughby,
NSW in the 1930s!
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:
Classic and Not So Classic Short Wave, Medium and Long Wave, and Utilities QSL
Click here! - QSLs 1960-2000+
Please select from the following
list to move to the pages with the respective QSL card:
AT SEA - VK9MI Ship Broadcasting Station
BELGIAN CONGO - Radio Congo Belge
BRITISH HONDURAS - British Honduras Broadcasting Service
BRITISH NORTH BORNEO - Radio Sabah
BRITISH SOLOMON ISLANDS - Solomon Islands Broadcasting Service
DODECANESE ISLANDS (RHODES) - VOA- USCGC Courier
FIJI (BRITISH COLONY) - VPD Amalgamated Wireless Ltd.
FRANCE - Radiodiffusion-Television Francaise
FRENCH EQUATORIAL AFRICA - Radio Brazzaville
GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC - Staatliches Rundfunk
GOLD COAST (BRITISH COLONY) - Gold Coast Broadcasting Service
GREAT BRITAIN - BBC
MALAYA - Radio Malaya
NEW CALEDONIA - La Voix de la France dans le Pacifique
RYUKYU ISLANDS - Voice of America
SARAWAK - Radio Sarawak
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO - Radio Trinidad
UNITED NATIONS - UN Radio
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
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!
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!
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Site maintained by Phil Finkle, K6EID. Last updated 30 April 2005