QSL Card, Assorted
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A QSL card is a written confirmation of either a two-way radio communication between two amateur radio stations or a one-way reception of a signal from an AM radio, FM radio, television or shortwave broadcasting station. It can also confirm the reception of a two-way radio communication by a third party listener. During the early days of radio broadcasting, the ability for a radio set to receive distant signals was a source of pride for many consumers and hobbyists. Listeners would mail "reception reports" to radio broadcasting stations in hopes of getting a written letter to officially verify they had heard a distant station. As the volume of reception reports increased, stations took to sending post cards containing a brief form that acknowledged reception. Collecting these cards became popular with radio listeners in the 1920s and 1930s, and reception reports were often used by early broadcasters to gauge the effectiveness of their transmissions.
These vintage, unused QSL cards were printed for radio stations WA2GXL in Montville, New Jersey and WV2GXL in Lake Hiawatha, New Jersery.
Wonderful for anyone with an appreciation for vintage broadcasting and radio souvenirs or those who collect vintage postcards.
- Materials: Card stock
- Finish: Multi
- Approximate Dimensions: 5.5"W x 3.25"H
- This item is in vintage condition and is being sold as such.
- Multiples of each card are available, so actual product received may vary slightly from what is pictured.