classic and not-so-classic SWBC, BCB, and UTE QSLs from the 1960s-2000+s!
to you via the World Wide Web from Marietta, Georgia, the home of Kennesaw
Mountain, site of one of the major battles in the War for Southern Independence
This site has images of numerous QSL cards from
non-amateur short wave, medium wave, and long wave stations that were popular in the 1960s to 2000s. I hope
you enjoy reliving a bit of radio history as represented by this collection of
antique verifications and those on my Classic Short Wave Broadcast page.
Phil Finkle, then SWL-W6 in
, in 1954 and now K6EID in
This website is hosted by Phil Finkle (K6EID) of
Marietta, GA. I was a member of the ISWL, JSWC, NNRC, ADXC, and URDXC. My first
receiver was a Silvertone floor model which was moved from our living room in
1953 when we got our first TV set. After this, I had an old Zenith table radio
which was of WWII vintage. My first real communications received was a
Hallicrafters S-40B that I bought on time from a Burbank CA auto repair place
that had taken it in on trade. I paid for it with earnings from my paper route.
My next receiver was a Hallicrafters SX-71 which served me for many years. Later
I bought the epitome of receivers, a Collins 51J4 which I still have. I was
editor of the West Coast Section of the URDXC bulletin in 1956.
Please visit my other pages
featuring Classic SWBC QSLs from the 1930s-1950s.
select from the following list to move to the pages with the respective QSL
SWBC (1960s on up)
POLYNESIA - Tahiti
SOUTH WEST AFRICA
Sultanate of Oman
Arab Republic Broadcasting
ARAB EMIRATES - Dubai
Radio and Colour Television
Utilities (1950s through 1960s - oops, 1 from 1977!)
These Utility stations were
the only way to log some countries other than amateur operators. They included
point-to-point communications stations, overseas telephone/telegraph stations,
press agencies (usually on RTTY but some on CW), airport HF communications
stations, and other sundry services.
You can see that a number of
them verified by filling out a typewritten form that I typed (one-fingered just
as I am typing this!) on my old trusty Royal typewriter that all too obviously
needed a new ribbon. I guess (to paraphrase Algore) that I invented the
prepared QSL - ha ha!
It is amazing that these folks
would take the time to respond to these reports as their mission was really
limited but, I guess, it's just human nature to see how far you can be heard!
(PHOENIX GROUP) - Canton
JIMA - Iwo
- 3BM Port Louis Radio
RICO - Radio
Corporation of Porto Rico
Medium Wave BCB(1950s through 1990s)
- 660 KHz
- 890 KHz
Belize - 834 KHz
Broadcasting Service - 1240 KHz
Radio - 1134 KHz
& ELLICE ISLANDS - Tarawa
- 844 KHz
- 1035 KHz
- 1210 KHz
- 1210 KHz
- SABAH - Radio
Malaysia Sabah - 1475 KHz
- 900 KHz
ANTILLES - TWR
- Bonaire - 800 KHz
Oslo - 1314 KHz
Lima- 880 KHz
- 1566 KHz
- 1178 KHz
Thailand - 830 KHz
Long Wave BCB(1990s)
Algerienne - 153 KHz
252 - 252 KHz
Rabat - 207 KHz
Thanks for visiting and please drop by again!
Good DXing to you!!!
If you have any vintage SWBC,
UTE, or BCB QSLs that you would
like to share with others, please forward a graphical format file, preferably in
.JPG format, to the e-mail address provided below. Thanks!
Other sites to visit:
The Classic SWBC QSL Home Page: Classic
K6EID Ham Home Page: K6EID
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Site maintained by Phil Finkle, K6EID. Last updated
30 April 2005