10 APR 2022

I really enjoy sending and receiving paper QSL cards. There is just something special about opening up the mailbox and finding a QSL card from a station you've worked, something that electronic confirmations (e.g. LoTW, eQSL, QRZ, etc.) just will never replace. There's a personableness (is that even a word?) about it that electronic methods will never be able to duplicate, and there is a connection to the past, the history of Amateur Radio. I also enjoy seeing the various designs that people use.

So, I've been scanning my small, but growing, collection of paper QSL cards, and decided that I wanted to put together an image gallery and share them with the world. You can find that gallery here , or via the navigation bar at the top of the page. I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I do. And maybe one day we will get to work each other and exchange cards as well.

Welcome to my Shack on the Web

Welcome to my little corner of the web. I've designed this site as a repository of various bits of ham radio related information that I have aquired, content I have generated, simple programs that I have written (all web-based), links, etc. Pretty much whatever I find useful and/or interesting concerning ham radio.

My main interests in Ham Radio include, but are certainly not limited to, antennas, propagation and DX. The plan is to provide a little bit of everything, and a whole lot of some things. You can find out more about me over on my 'About Me' page (go figure :-)). Other than that, the menu bar at the top of each page will help you to navigate around the site, and, hopefully, find something that peaks your interest.

So, come on in, take a look around. I hope you find it useful and/or interesting.

Quick Prop. Info.

Last Updated: 19 May 2022 1700 GMT
Solar Flux: 180
A Index: 7
K Index: 3
SSN: 147
Band Conditions
Band Day Night
80m – 40m Poor Fair
30m – 20m Poor Good
17m – 15m Good Good
12m – 10m Good Poor
Aurora - Northern Hemi Band Closed
North America Band Closed
Europe Band Closed
Europe — 6m Band Closed
Europe — 4m Band Closed

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