Here are a few QSL cards from US Navy stations
that I operated back in the early 1970's. The only card missing is
my K6NCG Treasure Island Naval Station QSL.
Below is the QSL card from when I operated WA6NKC US Naval Training Center
in San Diego. The shack was located on top of the dormatory where I
Radioman "A" School. The station was a Swan 350 with a tri-bander on
the roof. I first spotted the antenna when I started Radioman
A school and operated
it until I graduated. I didn't have a lot of free time between
radioman classes, cleaning toilets, waxing floors, and doing homework,
but when I did have a bit of time I would be up in the shack.
Below is the QSL card from when I operated WA6UIL Naval Station 32nd
Street San Diego. The station consisted of a older Swan 240 with a
beam on a small tower.
My first two ships, USS JOUETT DLG-29 and USS OKINAWA LPH-3, were home
ported here. I spent a lot of time in this shack as well in between
Westpac 'tours' of SouthEast Asia.
Below is the QSL card and station photo from when I operated WB6GUI
Terminal Island ARC at Naval Station Long Beach California. The
consisted of a Collins S-line and a Henry 2K. The station had it's
own office space in the Naval base gymnasium. I was the
only operator during my stint in Long Beach, and I was grateful that the
previous hams left the station in fully operational condition.
My ship, USS DULUTH LPD-6, was home ported there so I had a lot of great
time in the shack. I still chuckle over the QSL card misspelling of
Below would be the QSL card from K6NCG Treasure Island Naval Station San
Francisco if I could find the card. The station consisted
of a Drake 4B line and a National NCL-2000 amplifier, beam on a nice
tower. I operated this station many times during 1 or 2 week long
through Treasure Island. Here is where I operated amateur radio RTTY
for the first time with a Model 15. When I wasn't guarding the
Admirals Tennis Court, scrubbing toilets,
or waxing floors, I would be at the shack.. HI HI
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