November 2015 Club Meeting - "QSL?"

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November 20, 2015

7:00pm MST

Ascension Lutheran Church 1220 West Magee Road, Tucson, AZ

Handyman Corner

Presented by Tom, W8TK

"The Legend of the Wouff Hong"


Presented by Tom W8TK

The Q-code was developed decades ago to make communication via Morse code more efficient. It was the predecessor of the abbreviations used today for texting. QSL means “I acknowledge receipt” and with a question mark added, QSL? means “Do you acknowledge receipt?” Over the years, QSL has come to mean a written or electronic confirmation of a contact (Q-code for contact = QSO) made over the air. Tom, W8TK, will describe the tradition of exchanging QSL cards and reasons for doing so, with numerous examples of cards from his collection. He will also discuss design, printing, mailing of cards, QSL bureaus, and modern electronic QSL methods.

W8TK has been continuously licensed since 1959 and has exchanged thousands of paper cards over the years as well as uploading over a half million contacts to Logbook of the World.