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This site has images of numerous QSL cards from non-amateur short wave stations that were popular in the 1960s to 2000s. I hope you enjoy reliving a bit of radio history as represented by this collection of antique verifications and those on my Classic Short Wave Broadcast page.
Please visit my other pages featuring Classic SWBC QSLs from the 1930s-1950s.
Please select from the following list to move to the pages with the respective QSL card.
SWBC (1960s on up)
BENIN - ORT du Benin
FRENCH POLYNESIA - Tahiti
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Dubai Radio and Colour Television
Utilities (1950s through 1960s - oops, 1 from 1977!)
These Utility stations were the only way to log some countries other than amateur operators. They included point-to-point communications stations, overseas telephone/telegraph stations, press agencies (usually on RTTY but some on CW), airport HF communications stations, and other sundry services.
You can see that a number of them verified by filling out a typewritten form that I typed (one-fingered just as I am typing this!) on my old trusty Royal typewriter that all too obviously needed a new ribbon. I guess (to paraphrase AL Gore) that I invented the prepared QSL - ha ha!
It is amazing that these folks would take the time to respond to these reports as their mission was really limited but, I guess, it's just human nature to see how far you can be heard!
AZORES - Santa Maria Aeradio
GUADELOUPE - Guadeloupe Aeradio
IWO JIMA - Iwo Jima Aeradio
PUERTO RICO - Radio Corporation of Porto Rico
WAKE ISLAND- Wake OFACS
Medium Wave BCB(1950s through 1990s)
GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS - Tarawa - 844 KHz
NETHERLANDS ANTILLES - TWR - Bonaire - 800 KHz
Long Wave BCB(1990s)
Thanks for visiting and please drop by again! Good DXing to you!!!
Site maintained by Phil Finkle, K6EID. Last updated 6 March 2004
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:
The Classic SWBC QSL Home Page: Classic QSLs!
K6EID Ham Home Page: K6EID