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Author Topic: What's The Most Amusing QSL Card You've Ever Received?  (Read 4437 times)
AD6KA
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« on: May 07, 2011, 05:52:18 PM »

Yeah, it's a silly question,  but I'm interested in relies.

BY FAR my favorite is the one I got from a JA op.
A photo shows some fellows suited up and in action on
an ice hockey rink. The callsign is in the upper left corner.
The caption at the bottom, beneath the photo, reads:

"I am also an amateur ice hockey player and Gynecologist".  Grin

73, Ken  AD6KA

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K2OWK
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2011, 08:39:44 PM »

Hello AD6KA, Mine is sort of amusing. It has a picture of me seated at my original station (I am an old guy). With the caption "Old operator, old station". the station is a 1960s vintage SB-401 Heathkit. I just changed to a modern transceiver a few months ago.

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KE3WD
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« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2011, 08:09:55 AM »

I once received a QSL years ago from some crazy nut in 9-land. 

It was hand drawn on a piece of brown paper bag. 

"Money's tight and times are hard, here's your #&@% QSL card."   Grin

It was Christmas season and he had drawn a bit of holly in one corner, a hand rendered reasonable facsimile of the ARRL logo with, "can't afford the dues" underneath and a wonderful little caricature of a guy sitting at an operating desk in winter coat, scarf, hat and gloves, next to the empty and cold wood stove with icicles hanging from it. 

Lost that one along with a box full of others due to flooding of a storage facility, darnit. 


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W7ETA
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« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2011, 05:55:02 PM »

It wasn't amusing at the time--my Romeo card for N Korean when his crew was in Vietnam.

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Bob
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NI0C
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« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2011, 06:47:58 PM »

My first card from Puerto Rico is an old Walter Ashe card from WP4AUK.  In the space for Rcvr. he wrote "Knight Deluxe?"  That question mark always amused me!

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Chuck  NI0C
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K7KBN
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« Reply #5 on: May 08, 2011, 09:46:29 PM »

I have some of my several thousand JA QSLs in a separate box, showing the development of "Manga" over the past few decades.
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N4KZ
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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2011, 07:23:43 PM »

In 1969, I was a novice and active on 15m CW. My call was WN4MEN. One day I worked WN6EGG in the 15m novice band. We swapped QSLs. On his card, the EGG was cut out from an actual egg carton and pasted on the QSL card. Amusing.

73, N4KZ
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2011, 06:36:44 AM »

I had a PSK contact with a YL from Ohio.  Not only was this her first PSK contact but, the QSL I sent her was the first she had ever gotten!  She did not have her own cards yet so, she created a handmade card for me, in response.
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K3RMX
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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2011, 10:50:43 AM »

re AD6KA, first post:

What is an amateur gynecologist??  and how do I apply?

steve, k3rmx
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K8AXW
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« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2011, 01:03:18 PM »

You should be 12 years old and the training is OJT. 
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N1UK
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« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2011, 06:32:59 PM »

I though the card from Dell , K4 No Bad News,  showing his beloved Magnolia Blossom was pretty good.


http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php?topic=47521.0


Mark N1UK
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« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2011, 08:40:54 PM »

I though the card from Dell , K4 No Bad News,  showing his beloved Magnolia Blossom was pretty good.


http://www.eham.net/ehamforum/smf/index.php?topic=47521.0


Mark N1UK

I thought that link was going to be a picture. No one seems to have a scan of the infamous Magnolia Blossom card(s).

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N1UK
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2011, 06:30:45 AM »

If you ask really nicely I can take a picture of the QSL and post it. One day I will get a scanner but I do have the QSL card.


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K8AXW
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2011, 09:21:33 AM »

N1UK:  Please scan the card.  If it's impossible to post it here, post that notice and then we can go to email to receive the scan.  I'm always interested in these old "characters."

I recall back in the AM days, a guy down in TX that used to claim his house was only about 10ft from the railroad tracks.  Sometimes while he was talking you would hear a steam engine coming and the audio level would increase to the point that it drowned out everything he said and then you could hear it going off into the distance.... and this guy would continue to talk like nothing ever happened.  Listening to this you could almost feel the house shaking!

Come to find out later he lived on a farm and had this audio equipment set up to play these railroad engine sounds for the hellofit.  He would always manage to recount what it was like living along side a busy railroad track, both day and night.  He was a character too.
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N1UK
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2011, 06:55:06 PM »

I will work on it this week.

Mark N1UK
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