QSL Cards

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KK3Q QSL Cards

One of the joys of working stateside and DX amateurs is the exchange of the QSL card verifying contact between two stations.

I posted some of my small QSL collection online to allow others that have worked my station at one time or another the opportunity to verify whether I ever received a QSL from

If you have worked me and want to exchange QSL cards then please contact me via my email account posted on my QRZ.com page: (KK3Q link).


Shuttle Columbia during STS-2Without the QSL then none of the awards or other amateur radio related wallpaper would be possible. While some stations feel put off by a request for a QSL it would seem they have possibly lost that feeling of ‘working a new one’ because they have likely already achieved the award. Hopefully more amateurs will respond when the favor of a return QSL is requested (especially when someone has included an SASE).

Wallpaper isn’t the only reason to be involved in amateur radio, but it does help attract others to our hobby as they see the exotic locales one has communicated with. Winning an award denotes competition and most folks become interested in anything competitive.

The more folks are attracted to amateur radio then the better understood will be our back yards dotted with towers, poles and wires.

A lot of folks have declared amateur radio as old news and that it has been replaced by the Internet but amateurs know it just ain’t so. Proof of this is anytime a disaster takes place, who do you see in the thick of it? Amateur radio operators. Hurricane Katrina proved the worth of amateur radio versus the Internet. Yet, with all those that say amateur radio is dying they have yet to learn of the adaptation of the Internet to augment amateur radio using such cutting edge systems such as VoIP, EchoLink, WinLink 2000 and where would we be without telnet clusters and DX spotting nets?