QSL 23

QSL cards were postcards issued by shortwave radio stations to listeners in other countries.  The broadcasters were usually foreign governments which wanted to propagate official viewpoints (i.e., propaganda) on a variety of subjects.

The shortwave listener would mail a report containing the details of a particular broadcast received (time, date, frequency, broadcast subject, etc.).  If these details conformed with the station’s broadcast schedule, the shortwave station would mail back a confirmation (QSL Card) to the listener.

In this manner, the broadcaster obtained information on how successfully its signal was being received and the listener collected unique, colorful QSL Cards.

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    Scout Paget

    I loves the graphics on these. They’re also really nice artifacts of a time when the world was so much bigger than it is today and people celebrated connections like they were really something special.

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