[Yesterday’s run : 12 miles with Boardtown Runners]
[Today’s run: 4 miles on old 45 highway]
More on QSL cards.
QSL card is a postcard that amateur radio operators and shortwave listeners send to each other to confirm that they had a contact (or, for SWL’s that they heard a broadcast).
I don’t send cards to everybody that I talk to on the radio. Generally I don’t send one to folks that I talk to using the local 2-meter FM repeater system. And I don’t send one to HF contacts unless it is a special contact or they send me one first. I almost always send one in reply if someone sends me one.
Now days I use Logbook Of The World (LoTW) which is an electronic method of confirming contacts hosted by the Amateur Radio Relay League (ARRL). I send almost all of my log to LoTW. But that gets us into the issue of what I log, which is a whole ‘nother subject. Let’s just say I log pretty much everything except local repeater contacts.
When I do send a card, here is what I send. I print this out on cardstock and write the details of the contact and the address info on the back, just like a postcard that you get from someone on vacation at the Grand Canyon.