Received in 82 days for a report emailed to email@example.com. This is a newly licensed shortwave radio station transmitting from Lower Saxony in Germany.
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