use of K3BSA
BSA & ARRL
Direction's to SPARK
Fallen Tree takes
out 2 dipoles and
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"QSL" sent in Morse Code is an acknowledgement of all information
completely and correctly received. QSL postcards are sent by amateur
radio operators as written verification of a successful contact.
Of the thousands of cards we receive and keep on file, once in a while
we get one which has particular significance to the history of amateur
radio in Scouting. We showcase these QSLs here.
|"I purchased a
package of cards from Boy's Life in 1957 or 58. They were
really meant for SWLing, I think. Couldn't even guess what
the cost was. I used them for QSLing SW broadcast stations,
mostly, and got a good return.
The Boy's Life Radio Club consisted
more of articles in Boy's Life than anything else. But the
articles and how they were written certainly "captured the
magic" for myself and a lot of others.
I was not licensed then, but spent
hours listening -- first on a super-regen that I build out
of the ARRL handbook, then on a Heathkit AR-3 that I built.
The cards were definitely the
coolest thing I saw for an 11 or 12 year-old kid to use."
William H. Bishop, KD7LFZ
Boise, ID. USA
April 15, 2001
Confirming QSO of February 10, 2001
"Our second QSO in 41
David T. Tremayne,
Rotorua, New Zeland
Confirming QSO of August 1, 1998 (B &W copy on
file--at the time we were not aware that our call sign,
K3BSA, had been used before)
We talked to Dave
many, many times after this QSO but unfortunately, Dave
became a Silent Key in July of 2008.
"I was a licensed Boy
Scout attending the Jamboree in 1957 and operated the
David W. Treske, K0CIN
Manchester, IA, USA
Confirming QSO of March 17, 2000. (seen here)
Joseph V. Gura, Jr.,
Perkasie, PA. USA
Confirming QSO of August 19, 2000
Robert V. Austin, W8ER, of Beverly
confirmed his QSO with K3BSA of Aug 1, 1998
by sending a copy of his 1920 BSA Membership Card.