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Surfin': Still QSLing Those Radio Memories

12/04/2008

In response to last week's column, "QSLing Those Radio Memories," Jean-Michel Duthilleul, F6AJA, wrote that he has a Web site displaying a collection of more than 6000 Amateur Radio QSL cards. Somehow, I missed Jean-Michel's Web site last week, but it is something that you should not miss!

Visit the Galerie de QSL of the Les Nouvelles DX Web site; if you are not fluent in French, click on the "anglais" button in the right frame to view the pages in the "King's English." When you do, you will see, among other cards, QSLs from:

  • The 10 most wanted DXCC countries from the years 2004 to 2007
  • 58 deleted DXCC countries
  • Countries using defunct call sign prefixes
  • Before 1945 from more than 130 countries
  • Before 1945 from each of the then-48 United States¬†
  • Also an amazing collection of more than 700 QSLs from Antarctica

The Web site is French-centric, but there is plenty of cardstock for everyone to feast their eyes on. And after you have gawked at all the rare QSL cards, visit the Web site's home page to discover a treasure trove of DX information, both new and old.

Until next time, keep on surfin'!

Editor's note: Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU, added a Hallicrafters S200 receiver to his Christmas wish list. To communicate with Stan, send him e-mail or add comments to his blog. By the way, every installment of Surfin' is indexed here, so go look it up.

 

Stan Horzepa, WA1LOU
Contributing Editor



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