Re: [W8ZHO] Re: Where Are The Old QSL Cards?
- Bill last summer a couple of us were looking at some old cards from back in the 40s. It seems like they were is a metal card file. They were realy cool to look at.
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By the way, an update on a project I just took on.
Most of the contest logging we do at the clubhouse is run through N3FJP software. The clubhouse shack's computer also has logging software. You're encouraged to log QSOs on the clubhouse computer. Recently I've been logging QSL cards into the electronic logbook.
There are over 4K QSOs in the club's main logbook. A nice, fat number.
In there we have confirmed: WAC, WAS (except WY and DE), and twenty-eight DXCC entities.
And that's before we upload the logbook to LoTW. Then we're sure to get more QSLs on the ARRL's system.
You are encouraged to offer a favor to the club. We would like to data enter old QSOs. Talk to me and I'll offer an old logbook. You enter the logbook into the system, I then take your work and merge it with the main logbook at the clubhouse, and we'll have QSOs going back a few years.
Are you game? Hope so!
- As Al said, the Venturing Crew did put many of the old cards into photo albums. The albums were placed next to the metal file/card bins that still contained many more QSL cards. As you walked in the club door, it was on the top of the cabinets on the right. If they are not there, they may be in the radio room on the corner of the desk that is under the front window. Those are the only two places I can recall seeing the cards since the crew put them in the albums.
Rich "Doc" AC8AL
--- In W8ZHO@yahoogroups.com, "NA8M" <bill_fries@...> wrote:
> Where are the club's old QSL cards? I mean, the ones from the "other" station memorializing a QSO with W8ZHO. The majority of QSL cards I find are no older than '88. Except a WB8BXB/4X from Israel in the mid seventies. There should be QSL cards dating back to at least the fifties. Where, oh where?
> Bill, NA8M
- Doc and Jim:
I have, indeed, found many old QSL cards in photo albums right inside the clubhouse. I looked at every one of those cards, hoping, each time, that they acknowledged a QSO with W8ZHO. Those successes were few and very rare. The vast, major, majority of the cards were VERY old and from 8MM and W8MM. Chuck lived in Greenville, MI and he gave a large ham collection to the MAARC.
Yes, fascinating that there are easily a dozen QSL cards to 8MM with dates in the 1920s. The cards date all the way into the 1970s. Sad he became a sk before the end of that decade.