Recently Received QSL Cards

My preferred method of confirming QSOs is through ARRL’s Logbook of the World. It’s a simple, fast, and easy to use system to confirm contacts and apply for awards. It also saves a ton on postage, since international postage rates are very high. Still, there is something special about receiving a QSL card in the mail after working a rare DX station. In addition to nice keepsakes that have interesting information about the operators and their locations, they are physical proof of the QSOs.

Over the past few months, I have received several new QSL cards. Some are from contacts that took place over a year ago. I have been concentrating on getting confirmations from DX stations in the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific. I really enjoy collecting the cards, and believe they add a personal touch to what are usually very brief DX contacts.

C5FUD, Gambia; 5H3UA, Zanzibar Island; TR8CA, Gabon; V55A, Namibia; S01WS, Western Sahara; Z81D, Republic of South Sudan
JY5IB, Jordan; TU5PCT, Ivory Coast; VP8PJ, South Orkney Islands; E44WE, Palestine; 9J2LA, Zambia; KH0/KC0W, Mariana Islands
KH7XS, Hawaii (on 10 meters!); ZD7JC, St Helena Island; JT5DX, Mongolia; 3D2AG/P, Rotuma Island; 7V5ID, Algeria; FR5DZ, Reunion Island

Another benefit from collecting QSL cards is that sometimes the envelopes have some cool stamps!

Envelopes with cancelled stamps from Finland, Fiji, and St. Helena Island.