Stamp Community Family of Web Sites  
  United States Postal Service, Now on eBay!Newly Listed Buy it Now Listings on eBay!Subscribe to Linn's Stamp News!
Stamp Community Forum
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some stamps?
Our stamp forum is completely free! Register Now!
 All Forums
 US Stamps and Covers Discussions
 US Picture Postcards
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register. 

Fun Penguin Illustration on Antarctic QSL Card.

Previous Page
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic
Page: of 2

rtvstamps
Valued Member
Mexico
88 Posts

Posted 03/04/2012  12:26 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rtvstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

I love the penguins!, nice stamps and cards!





















Regards!
Rodolfo

Send note to staff Go to Top of Page

Thegreentreefrog
Valued Member
71 Posts

Posted 01/03/2013  7:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Thegreentreefrog to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

LOOKS LIKE LOTS of Penguins! The card is a QSL ( I'm a Ham Radio Operator) The term QSL means confirmation of radio contact. Gives call sign of the stations,equipment used, time,frequency,and signal report 1-5 Strength 1-9 quality Example 59 would be a great signal. I'm also US NAVY vet. Antartic service was very difficult to get, you could not have any dental fillings (air temps can go to -100 f) Nice card. Also very dificult contact for Ham radio operators , because of radio wave propagation around the polar regions (northern lights-Aurora borialsi)KC4USN is call for Antartica research station. These cards are only sold when a Ham operator dies (he is then refered to as a "Silent Key") 73 K4YYY

Send note to staff Go to Top of Page

doug2222
Pillar Of The Community
Stamp Community SupporterSupporter!
United States
2361 Posts

Posted 01/03/2013  8:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add doug2222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

"Home brew rhombic" is not a handle; it's the shape of antenna used, probably made out of the ubiquitous scrap metal that seems to proliferate in polar habitats.

BTW, I have bought lots of QSLs from living breathing hams. Move down south, the cards get sold and the ham shack dismantled. "Bigger and better" at the other end, but it never seems to happen, too much golf, fishing, and boating to CQ again.

Send note to staff Go to Top of Page
Page: of 2 Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
Previous Page
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.

United States Postal Service, Now on eBay!United States Postal Service, Now on eBay!
New Forum Topics Recently Active Forum Topics


Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Stamp Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2014 Stamp Community Family - All rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Stamp Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Privacy Policy / Terms of Use    Advertise Here
Stamp Community Forum © 2007 - 2011 Stamp Community Forums Go To Top Of Page
It took 0.23 seconds to lick this stamp. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05