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Featuring classic and not-so-classic SWBC, BCB, and UTE QSLs from the 1960s-2000+s!


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 non-amateur short wave, medium wave, and long 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.


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 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.


Please visit my other pages featuring Classic SWBC QSLs from the 1930s-1950s.

Click: HERE


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

SWBC (1960s on up)

ALGERIA - Radiodiffusion-Television Algerienne

BENIN - ORT du Benin

BURMA - Burma Broadcasting Service  

BURMA (Clandestine) - Democratic Voice of Burma

CHAGOS ISLANDS - American Forces Radio & TV Service

CYPRUS - Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation

CYPRUS - BFBS

EQUATORIAL GUINEA - Radio East Africa

FRENCH POLYNESIA - Tahiti  

GREECE - Radio Station Macedonia

HAWAII - WWVH

ICELAND - Rikisutvarpid  

ISRAEL - Galei Zahal

LITHUANIA - Radio Vilnius

MARIANA ISLANDS - KTWR

MAURITANIA - Radio Mauritanie

MONGOLIA - Radio Ulan Bator

NEPAL - Radio Nepal   

NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS - Radio Free Asia

PAPUA-NEW GUINEA - National Broadcasting Commission  

PRIDNESTROVIE MOLDAVIAN REPUBLIC - Radio Pridnestrovie

RHODESIA - Rhodesia Broadcasting Corporation

SINGAPORE - Radio Singapore

SEYCHELLES - FEBA

SLOVAKIA - Slovak Radio

SOUTH WEST AFRICA - Radio SWA

ST. HELENA - Radio St. Helena

SULTANATE OF OMAN - Radio Sultanate of Oman

SYRIA - Syrian Arab Republic Broadcasting

TOGO - Togo

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - Dubai Radio and Colour Television


Utilities (1950s through 1980s)

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 Algore) 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!

AMERICAN SAMOA - Pago Pago P-T-T

AUSTRIA - Radio Austria OEO38

AZORES - Santa Maria Aeradio

BURMA - Rangoon Aeradio

CANTON ISLAND (PHOENIX GROUP) - Canton Island Aeradio

FRENCH ALGERIA - Algerian PTT

GAMBIA - Yundum Aeradio

GREENLAND - Sondrestrom Aeradio

GUADELOUPE - Guadeloupe Aeradio

GUAM - RCA Station KUJ39

IRELAND - Shannon Aeradio

IWO JIMA - Iwo Jima Aeradio

JAPAN - KDD

JOHNSTON ISLAND - Johnston Island Aeradio

MAURITIUS - 3BM Port Louis Radio

PUERTO RICO - Radio Corporation of Porto Rico

SWAN ISLAND - Swan OFACS

U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS - St. Croix Aeradio

WAKE ISLAND- Wake OFACS

 


Medium Wave BCB(1950s through 1990s)

ALASKA - KFAR - 660 KHz

AUSTRALIA - 5AN - 890 KHz

BELIZE - Radio Belize - 834 KHz

BRUNEI - Brunei Broadcasting Service - 1240 KHz

CROATIA - Croatian Radio - 1134 KHz

GILBERT & ELLICE ISLANDS - Tarawa - 844 KHz

HAITI - 4VEC - 1035 KHz

HAWAII - KIKI - 1210 KHz

JAPAN - JOOR - 1210 KHz

MALAYSIA - SABAH - Radio Malaysia Sabah - 1475 KHz

MIDWAY ISLAND - KMTH - 900 KHz

NETHERLANDS ANTILLES - TWR - Bonaire - 800 KHz

NORWAY - NRK Oslo - 1314 KHz

PERU - OBZ4N Lima- 880 KHz

REPUBLIC OF KOREA - HLAZ - 1566 KHz

RYUKYU ISLANDS - VOA - 1178 KHz

THAILAND - Radio Thailand - 830 KHz


 

Long Wave BCB(1990s)

ALGERIA - Radiodiffusion Algerienne - 153 KHz

IRELAND - Atlantic 252 - 252 KHz

MOROCCO - RTM Rabat - 207 KHz


Thanks for visiting and please drop by again! Good DXing to you!!!


If you have any vintage SWBC, UTE, or BCB 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

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


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

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