It’s Ham Saturday for me, it seems. I have had email about Echolink (which I still haven’t gotten into… mea culpa). And now this, from a reader…
I would like to know what your thoughts on including Catholic art on QSL cards is. I have begun receiving some in the mail, but need to design mine to respond; I was thinking of including some great Catholic imagery (possibly from St. Andrews Daily Missal).
For those of you who don’t know what a QSL card is, when people make long-distance contacts with other hams, they will sometimes exchange, by snail mail, a custom-made postcard which has their callsign and location etc. It’s a good old-fashioned way to prove that you made the contact and also to build up your ego wall, a visible way to display your contacts to admirers who visit your station or ham shack. “QSL?” is a short way of saying or clicking away if you are using Morse, “Do you confirm that you received my transmission?”
As far as I can tell (for I don’t have many), people like to include on their QSL cards little personal touches. I can’t see the problem in including an image that says something about yourself, provided that it is decent and legal to use and send in the mail.
No, I haven’t made a QSL card yet.
N, I don’t think making contact with others here on this blog in the combox is the right moment to exchange QSL cards.
But… who am I to judge?