My Favorite QSL's

Here are a few of my favorite QSL cards. They all have their own particular reason for being on my favorite list. Some because they were extremely rare when I got them, others just because I like the looks of the card. Anyway there are a lot of green stamps represented here and in the shoeboxes storing all the cards. Every last one of them worth it.

 
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The first card is one that I am very proud to hold. Many of us have heard 9N1Mickey Mouse over and over. Father Moran gave a good many DX'er a thrill seeking out this card.

 

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My EP2DL card is one of the few that I was able to find for my good friend and fellow DX'er K8DID (ex-WA8KEM). Ski is a good friend of mine and started on the hunt way before I did. He found many a good chase for me, but my payback came mainly from this one.

 

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Ogasawara. I begged for this one. It was fairly rare when I snagged this one. There was a short list being taken for a small operation there. I made the list, but got missed when it was time to call. I must have begged enough because I have the card now.

 

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Wow. JT1. This one was on the air for quite awhile before I could make contact. My job at the time kept me from operating when the band was open.

 

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Angola. This was a contest station when the bands were wide open. I sat on this station for 20+ hours. Three voices and probably ten 2 litre bottles of Mt. Dew later I made it.

 

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This one wasn't hard to work. At the time S0 was plentiful, but I sure like the card.

 

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S79.  The Seychelles eluded me for a long long time. I like the card too.

 

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I worked Larisa several times. The first time being about 18 years ago just before my first daughter was born. My wife and I couldn't agree on a name for a girl. Well my 19 year old daughter is named after Larisa. End of story.

 

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Mellish. I still hear VK9ZM ringing in my ears. My old buddy Ski (K8DID) stood by me on this one. He's on 2 meters cheering me on as I'm yelling frantically. I'm already in trouble because I promised to take the ex-XYL out for dinner. (its only 9 or 10pm.) Ski's in trouble because it's his wife's birthday and the whole family is over and he's leading cheers for me. Not to mention the op just said they're shutting down in 20 minutes. Haha. Card's in the box.

 

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Macao was pretty tough at the time. It came as a nice surprise as I was tuning 20 one night. Found it on W7PHO's family hour. Thanks W7PHO for all the great times.

 

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I had been off the air for awhile when I worked ZL8 in '96. Man I had forgotten how much fun the chase was. What a treat.

 

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3Y5X Bouvet. This one started out tough, but if I remember correctly, at the end of the DXpedition I had a couple short ragchews with these guys.

 

Well that's a few of my cards. No, not just cards. Some of the best memories I have. I'd like to thank all of the DXpeditioner's for the many many hours of enjoyment and high blood pressure they have given me. Some of these places are the most God forsaken places on earth. Also to my friends that have DXed with me: K8DID, WB8FIW, and N8KCG. It's a wonderful life.

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