Received in 45 days for a report emailed to email@example.com
Received in 82 days for a report emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a newly licensed shortwave radio station transmitting from Lower Saxony in Germany.
Received in 119 days for a report emailed to email@example.com
Report emailed on 16 October 2017. Followup email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com on 25 Jan 2018. Email reply received the same day from firstname.lastname@example.org saying a card was on the way, which was received two days later.
The other day a large envelope from the Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran arrived in the mail, the kind of envelopes they put QSL cards in. I had sent a report a few months ago, but already received that QSL card.
I opened it, and instead of a QSL card… there was a Christmas card:
While going through some old books, I found a long lost binder of pirate QSLs. I’ll post several of them over the next few days.
QSL #6 from Channel Z Radio, they have been around quite a while, this is from back when they were first starting, in 2004:
Voice of the Angry Bastard, run by Pigmeat Martin:
Radio Pigmeat Internaltional, also run by Pigmeat:
The legendary pirate station KIPM. Run by Alan Maxwell, who wrote his own SciFi/Suspense themed radio programs.
Radio Al Fansome, Al has been in the radio community forever. He taught Marconi everything he knew:
CRED must have been a Canadian pirate, I have no memory of it. Could have been a once and done station?
WSKY was prolific back in the 90s. 200 watts, probably used a boatanchor transmitter like a Viking?
Oh and here’s another Voice of the Angry Bastard QSL:
15 watts, so probably a Grenade style transmitter.
I received this eQSL in 4 days from the Pridnestrovsky Radiotelecentr in Moldova for their transmission of Clandestine station Radio Payam-e-Doost which is directed to Iran, along with a short email from Sergey Omelchenko, Technical Director.
The report was emailed to email@example.com
Nippon no Kaze is a radio station which transmits from Japan to North Korea, trying to reach Japanese citizens that have been kidnapped by North Korea, and are being held there. It transmits programs of music as well as reading letters from family members. I guess it is considered a Clandestine station.
I received this no data QSL along with a program schedule in 56 days for a report emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org