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APRIL 2007

Upon request I will confirm contacts made this month with the QSL card from 2005 commemorating the opening of the Canadian War Museum and the Year of the Veteran. View card >>>   This is in commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge during The First World War. http://www.civilization.ca/cwm/vimy/index_e.html

It is probably best to QSL direct because I don't have a huge supply of these cards. Regardless of how you send your card, make a note that you want the VIMY confirmation. There is no special prefix for this so I may need reminded if I don't get your card for awhile.

SPECIAL PREFIX

CG9WGS

December 1, 2006 - January 31, 2007

On December 24, 1906, Canadian born Reginald Aubrey Fessenden became the first to conduct a radio voice broadcast. His Christmas Eve broadcast to ships at sea from Brant Rock, Massachusetts also included music. This event marked the birth of radio broadcasting as it is known today.

Canadian makes the first wireless radio transmission

Special prefixes were available to Canadian amateur radio operators from June 10 - July 9, 2006View card for VX9WGS commemorating 100 years of voice broadcasts over radio

And once again from December 1, 2006 - January 31, 2007, there was  an opportunity for Canadian amateur radio operators to use special prefixes to mark this occasion.

View card for CG9WGS commemorating 100 years of voice broadcasts over radio

The special event call sign VC9COAL was authorized for use during December 2004 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the naming of Minto, New Brunswick.  more info >>>

WHAT IS A QSL CARD ?

During the early days of radio, stations would not know how far their signals were traveling. They relied on letters from listeners. In exchange for these reports the station would send a card or letter to the listener thanking them for the report. "QSL" is a Morse code term meaning "acknowledge receipt". Thus a QSL card acknowledges a listeners reception of a certain station. They are also exchanged by amateur radio operators after they have made a contact. QSL cards collected today have no monetary value, they are simply a personal momento of a contact or reception. If someone had a Marconi QSL from about one hundred years ago, that would no doubt be quite valuable.

There are also SWL cards which are sent by listeners mainly to amateur radio stations. more info>>>

I have used a number of cards over the years . more info>>>

There is now an electronic way for amateurs to exchange a QSL. I don't particularly like this method. But, many amateurs are not interested in QSLs, they are just chasing various awards. Which is fine, everyone has their own interests in this hobby. But I prefer to receive an actual QSL card. more info>>>

VE9WGS EQSL POLICY  JULY 2006

I am no longer a member of  EQSL. I found that I was listed on one of their sister sites as accepting EQSLs only. Then when I changed it to include direct and bureau cards, it still showed up as though I prefered EQSL over an actual card which is not the case.  Therefore I decided to unregister from this service.

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RECENT QSL VERIFICATIONS

View card from Deutsche Welle for the 2006 World Cup

View verification from ABC Radio Australia special broadcast following Cyclone Larry in March 2006

View card for Melbourne Commonwealth Games Elizabeth

View card for the Fessenden Anniversary

View the back of GB1FVT card

View card from CKDO

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