Qsl Card

Also found in: Wikipedia.

Qsl Card


according to the code used by radio amateur operators, a special card, usually a post card, that confirms that communication was established between radio amateur stations or that their operation was observed.

QSL cards are generally colorfully designed and illustrated. They give the call letters of the radio station and its operator and the address; the date, time, and the frequency band on which the communication (observation) was obtained; the type of operation (voice or Morse code); an evaluation of the clarity, loudness, and quality of the signals; and a brief technical description of the apparatus. The cards are filled out by the radio amateur station operators after completing a conversation or after having received a QSL card from a radio amateur observer who has heard them transmitting. The cards are forwarded by mail through radio clubs. In the Soviet Union, QSL cards are forwarded by the E. T. KrenkeF Central Radio Club of the USSR. In other countries as well, QSL cards are sent out to confirm the reception of radio broadcasting stations.


Spravochnik korotkovolnovika, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1959.
Kazanskii, I. V. “Tvoi put’ v efir.” Radio, 1970, no. 8.


References in periodicals archive ?
Known as a QSL card, the postcard will feature Barmoor Castle and outline information about the area and the history of the battle and is proof that they made contact on the day.
It was a once-in-a-lifetime goal to receive a QSL card from the man known for the strength and reach of his signal as Big Fist, Top Hand, Don Wallop, and The Final Authority.
True to the words on his QSL card, W6AM--"like 6 a.
The Ranch rewarded insomniacs and enthusiasts around the world, from ten-year-olds to royals, coaxing amateurs to stay up past their bedtimes and queue for a fleeting official contact and QSL card.
Grandpa appeared and set an open cardboard carton on the floor, filled with thousands of unsorted QSL cards.
After a while, I recognized that I didn't have a clue how to sort and was simply shuffling the QSL cards around, filing them by subconscious categories of my own invention.
Then more QSL cards, by now falling randomly into files.
However it's notable that in this digital age, there are still enthusiasts that "DX" the AM band and seek written reception verifications known as QSL cards.
While my own priceless and irreplaceable collection of hundreds of QSL cards from all over the hemisphere met its demise soon after I left for college - having been brutally discarded in a general "cleanup" of my domicile - a few of them survived.
I was curious to learn whether collecting QSL cards remained an active hobby and called KMOX Chief Engineer Paul Grundhauser who confirmed that requests for QSL verifications are common, returned on station letterhead rather than customized postcards.
Collectors of QSL cards and music surveys can check out Ed Brouder's website for his renowned "Man From Mars Productions" aircheck archive at www.