QSL Card Gallery
by David Bartholomew, AD7DB
Hams traditionally exchange special "QSL cards" showing the date, time, and other information
about their contacts. Most cards will have quite a bit of information, and sometimes
they help share someone's part of the world.
Collecting the cards is fun in itself, and you can also use them to qualify for special
from the ARRL and other organizations.
These are some of the QSL cards I've received from other hams.
I don't have space enough to show every card I've ever received,
and you probably don't want to see all of them either.
(Unfortunately it doesn't stop some hams from doing just that by
forcing you to see every single card they have.)
Some of these are better than others, and I have information and comments on
It might give you some design ideas for your own cards.
- Picture cards are very nice, and so are any with unique cartoons or other special images.
- Sometimes hams who don't have their own cards just use regular picture postcards, and
add their own callsign to the top (using stickers, labelers, or whatever).
- There are also some club oriented cards, and cards where the ham has to list
nearly every existing organization he belongs to.
- And then there are always the "purely functional" cards that have no picture or images or logos,
they just list the basics and the QSO information.
- Some hams have no imagination. I see many "cookie cutter" cards where the only things that are
different are the name, address and callsign.
Call areas these cards came from:
(Bandwidth warning: there are less than 10 cards per page,
but each page may take time to load on slow speed connections.)
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