Shortwave Listener QSL Cards
Shortwave listeners, who are not amateur radio operators, have their own method of QSLing the hams. Listeners gather contact information, and report to the operator, similar to gathering program details from shortwave broadcasters.
Many listener's have their own 'SWL Station' card they send to the hams, which is returned to the listener as verified using the ham's own QSL card. Most of the time, ham operators verify shortwave listener's reports via the ARRL outgoing bureau. Many of the 'SWL' cards, are sent to hams via the ARRL incoming bureau.
In some countries, potential amateur radio operators, are required to gather certain amounts of ham QSL cards via this method as part of the requirements to become an operator in their country. Many shortwave listener's, enclose their unique QSL card, with the reception report to international shortwave broadcasters.
Australia-VK2DX, 20 MHz/CW. Full data color beach scene of local surfer wearing the operator's wrist watch. Operator, Nick Hacho VK2DX, is a third generation Master Watchmaker and maker of Rebelde mechanical wrist watch. Received card in 11 days from QSL Manager W3HNK, 115 Buck Run Road, Lincoln University, PA 19352. (Larry Van Horn, N5FPW/NC)
|Le Radio Club D' Haiti QSL (Larry Van Horn N5FPW)|
St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands, KP2Q, 10 MHz/CW, IOTA NA-106. Full data color beach scene in St. Croix. Received in 15 days via QSL Manager John L. Bednar K3TEJ (Van Horn)
United States-KC5OUR, 14247 kHz, USB. Received full data Christmas QSL card featuring Nativity scene. Received in one month for monitoring a holiday special event from Belen (Bethlehem) New Mexico. SWL report sent and SASE used. Address: Valencia County ARA, PO Box 268, Peralta, NM 87042. (Larry Zamora, Garland, TX)
W0VFW, 14255 kHz, USB. Received full data QSL card in one month for monitoring a Veterans Day special event station. SWL report sent: SASE used. Address: W0VFW Radio Club, 4801 W. Douglas Ave., Wichita, KS. 67209. (Zamora)
USA-KE7RDM, 14260 kHz, USB. Received a confirmation letter from the project supervisor written on original U.S.S. Hazard (WWII minesweeper) letterhead stationery for monitoring radio contacts he made from the ship's radio room. Received in one month for an SWL report; SASE sent but not used. Restoration project for preserving the warship is in progress. Address: KE7RDM, 2211 S. 64th PL 2, Box 327, Omaha, NE 68106. (Zamora)
Amateur Radio-Shortwave Listener
Czech Republic-OK1-3453, 14 MHz/CW. Full data SWL card, signed by SWL. Received via ARRL bureau (Van Horn).
|Czech Republic SWL QSL Card (Larry Van Horn N5FPW)|
Germany-DG6SYL/DK7OM-DE6SWR, 16 MHz/JT65. Full data SWL card from Marianne and Rudolf Renkwitz. Received via ARRL bureau (Van Horn).
|Italian SW Listener Station (Larry Van Horn N5FPW)|
Italy-I-7389-TN, 40 MHz/JT65. Full data color Italian SWL Station card of snow scenery, signed by SWL. Received via ARRL bureau (Van Horn).
Netherlands-NL 10451 R17, 24 MHz. Full data Netherlands Radio Station PD5 FDV-Netherlands SWL Station. Card depicts sketches of Netherlands, signed by Fred. Received via ARRL bureau (Van Horn).
USA-WDXOFZB, 14 MHZ. Full data SWL card of color scenery card of Melrose, Minnesota, unsigned. Received via ARRL bureau (Van Horn).
Radio Inconfidencia, 15190 kHz. Verification letter and station QSL card, signed by Engineer Emilio Ferreira, Director Técnico. QSL address: Raja Gabaglia, 1666, Gutierrez, 30441-194 Belo Horizonte, MG Brasil (Norbert Reiner, Karlsruhe, Germany/playdx)
Radio Itatiaia, 5970 kHz. Verification card, signed by Fabiana Souza. Received in 21 months. QSL address: Rua Itatiaia 117, Bonfim, 31210-170 Belo Horizonte, MG Brasil (Reiner)
Radio Dialogue, 12105 kHz via MGLOB. Full data card via MGLOB. Received in two months for program details to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Artur Fernández Llorella, Catalonia, Spain)
|Media Broadcast QSL (Gayle Van Horn Collection)|
Radoyoya Denge Kurdistan, via Pridnestrovsky Radiotelecentr in Moldova, 9400 kHz. Full data verification letter featuring station's antenna farm, illegible signature from Chief of Station. Received in three days for program details to: email@example.com. (Robert S Ross, Canada/ODXA/playdx)
Voice of Wilderness, 11860 kHz via Trincomalee transmitter. Full data QSL with site notation, and name of program. Card featured the SLBC studio building. Received in 138 days with the assistance of Victor Goonetilleke. (Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada)
Radio Habana Cuba, 6060 kHz. E-verification, received in ten weeks for program details to: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (Artur Fernández Llorella, Catalonia, Spain)
Euro Free Radio
Atlantic 2000 International via Radio 700, 7310 kHz. E-verification, received in 17 days for program details to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Llorella)
Channel 292, 6070 kHz. E-verification, received in 13 days for program details to: email@example.com (Llorella)
Radio Europe, 6850 kHz. E-verification, received in six weeks for program details to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Llorella).
Radio Free Service Holland, 7700/9300 kHz. E-verification, received in ten weeks for program details to: email@example.com (Llorella)
Radio Joystick, 7330 kHz. E-verification, received in one days for program details to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Llorella)
Radio Mi Amigo via Radio 700, 6005 kHz. E-verification, received in four days for program details to: email@example.com (Fernández) 6005/7310 kHz, received in three weeks (Norbert Reiner, Karlsruhe, Germany/playdx)
|Radio Revival Sweden QSL (Gayle Van Horn Collection)|
Radio Merkurs, 6065 kHz via Sala, Sweden relay. Full data E-verification letter from Raimonds Kreicbergs/Radio Merkurs Director. Received in one day for email to firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks also to Ronny Forsland of Radio Revival Sweden (Van Horn)
Deutsche Welle relay via Issoudun, France to west Africa, 15275 kHz. Full data card with transmitter site notation. Card is antenna/satellite array of Sines, Portugal site, signed by Horst Scholz. QSL included within "goodie" package of tote bag, pens and decals. Received in 23 days. (Kusalik)
India- All India Radio-GOS Rajkot, 1071 AM kHz. Full data card depicts prehistoric paintings in the caves of Bhimbetka, signed by Mr. Sunil Bhatia. Received in 40 days for program details to: email@example.com (Francesco Ceccino, Italy/playdx)
Italy-Europa Radio Jazz, via IAM Radio, 1350 AM kHz. E-QSL. Received in two days for program details to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Llorella)
Lithuania-Radio Free Europe, 1386 AM kHz. E-verification letter from Rimantas Pleikys. Received in one day for program details to: email@example.com (Llorella)
Paraguay-La Voz del Chaco Paraguayo, 610 AM kHz (Radio Zp-30-evangelical station). Email QSL response from Egon Doerksen, Director de programacion. Received for program details to: firstname.lastname@example.org Station website: www.zp30.com.py (Daniel Wyllyans, Nova Xavantina, Mato Grosso, Brazil/HCDX)
South Korea-HLAZ/FEBC, 1566 AM kHz. Full data QSL card. Received in seven months. QSL address: Far East Broadcasting Company, 89, Sangsu-Dong, Mapo-Ku, Seoul, South Korea (Reiner)
Spain-Radio Pontevedra, 1116 AM kHz. No-data E-letter from Jorge Hermida Aldao, Director. Received in eight weeks for program details to: email@example.com (Llorella)
Spain-COPE Badajoz, 1269 AM kHz. Full data E-letter from José Luis Lorido. Received in two weeks for program details to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Llorella)
Spain-COPE Jerez, 1134 AM kHz. No-data E-letter from Arturo Paz. Received in four weeks for program details to: email@example.com (Llorella)
USA-KRVN, 880 AM kHz. Full data 8 1/2"x 11" certificate showing studio and transmitter sites. Signed by R.V. Zeigler, Director of Engineering. Also received bumper sticker and window decal, plus cover letter. Received in 25 days for an AM report and $1.00US (returned). Station address: Director of Engineering, P.O. Box 880, Lexington, NE 68850 USA. (Bill Wilkins, Springfield, MO)
USA-WSPO 1390 AM kHz. QSL Certificate, signed by Bruce Roberts, Director and Brandon Jordan-IRCA/NRC DX Test Coordinator. Received in 67 days for CD report on DX Test. This is the second time I have heard and verified this station, but this station is now under a new call sign. Station address: Apex Broadcasting, 2294 Clements Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29492. Very pleased with this QSL as South Carolina stations are very rare. Thanks to Brandon Jordan and Bruce Roberts for getting this test and QSLing. I think Bruce Roberts verified my reception report back in the 1990's. This one made my day! (Patrick Martin, Seaside, OR)
Eternal Good News via T8WH, 9930 kHz/9505 WHRI Angel 3-Cypress Creek, SC. Full data verification letter with both transmitter site notations, signed by George Bryan. Religious text material also enclosed. Received in 16 days after posting program details to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Kusalik)
GTRK Krasnodar/Radio Adygea, 7325 kHz. Full data verification. Received by registered mail in five months for program details to: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com (Llorella)
FEBA/Far East Broadcasting Assoc. 9720 kHz. Broadcast to India via Trincomalee transmitter. Full data card with site notation and name of program. QSL card features the SLBC studio building in Sri Lanka. Verification received in 138 days with the assistance of Victor Goonetilleke. (Kusalik)
|39 Dover Street QSL(Gayle Van Horn Collection)|
39 Dover Street/16 Gwendoline Street, 7290 kHz. Full data color sine-wave card, signed by Stephen Jones. Received via postal mail in 25 days for E-report to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks to host, Stephen Jones, for the mention of Shortwave Central blog and International Shortwave Broadcast Guide, in his program. Broadcast was the Christmas program of 26 December. (Van Horn)
Global 24 Radio, 9395 kHz. Full data Inaugural Broadcast 2014 card, unsigned. Received in 48 days for an English report and $1.00 US (used). Station address: 2719 Hollywood Blvd., B-16, Hollywood, FL 33020 USA Card postmarked from Boston, MA (Wilkins).
Radio Ukraine International via WRMI, 11580 kHz. Full data cattle grazing card with "Radio Ukraine International" annotated. Signed by Jeff White. Received in 37 days for report and $1.00US. Station address: WRMI, 10400 NW 24th Street, Okeechobee, FL 34972 USA (Wilkins).
Gibraltar-ZB2TEN/B HF Beacon, 28169.7 MHz. Full data QSL card. Station was confirmed by ZB3R on a card of ZB2BU. Though they do not have a QSL for ZB2TEN/B, this verification was welcome. QSL address: Gibraltar Radio Society, P.O. Box 292, Gibraltar (Reiner)
Poland-Witowo Radio (Coastal Station) (MMSI 002610210) DSC (digital selective calling) 2187, 5 kHz/1000 W. E-QSL for postal utility report. Voice frequencies on 2 MHz mentioned on QSL card. (Andy Ibold, Alpen, Germany/UDXF)
United Kingdom-St. John the Evangelist Church, 27721 kHz. Full data prepared QSL card signed by Fr. Tony Fitzsimmons, and stamped. Received in 20 days. QSL address: 470 Falls Road, Belfast BT12 6EN U.K. (Patrick Robic, Austria/UDXF)
St Peter's Church Shankill/Lurgan, 27991 kHz. Full data prepared QSL card signed by Fr. McMahon. Received in 58 days. QSL address: 70 North Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, U.K. (Robic)
USA-K3XR/B HF Beacon, 28286.8 MHz. Full data QSL card. Received in four weeks. QSL address: c/o Dan Kernan, 218 Balthasar Road, Sinking Spring, PA 19608 USA (Reiner)
K5AM HF Beacon, 28280.0 MHz. Full data QSL card. Received in one month. QSL address: P.O. Box 2, Goldwaite, TX 76884 USA (Reiner)
K5LJ/B HF Beacon, 28290.8 MHz. Full data QSL card. received in eight months. QSL address: Terry Jones, 700 Smith Street, Truman, Arkansas 72472 USA (Reiner).
KI4ED/B HF Beacon, 28235.5 MHz. Full data card and letter. Received in ten weeks. QSL address: Hagan Sexton, 10619 2nd Avenue, Ocoee, FL 34761 USA (Reiner)
Ship addresses may be obtained by a MMSI search at: www.google.com
|Grampian Dynamic (shipspotting.com)|
5NVH2 African Inspiration (Diving Support vessel) MMSI 657117200, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed, plus info sheet on ship. Received in 48 days. This is my first Nigerian flagged vessel (Ibold). Ship currently underway in North Atlantic on February 2/GVH)
ICRB Epsilon (Ferry) MMSI 247297100, 2187, 5 kHz. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 34 days (Ibold).
LAKM7 Aker Wayfarer (Offshore Construction vessel) MMSI259022000, 2187,5 kHz. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 36 days. Ship position: Borkum Field. (Ibold).
|Norman Cutter (shipspotting.com)|
PHDP En Avant 1 (Tug) MMSI 246375000, 2187, 5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed, plus letter copy of radio logbook. Received in 12 days (Ibold).
UBCI Kurshskaya Kosa (Trawler) MMSI 273532110, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 79 days. This is my first Russian flagged Trawler verified! (Ibold).
WDF2604 HOS Pinnacle (Supply vessel) MMSI 367429760, 8414,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 200 days. Power: 100 W, ship position: Rio de Janeiro (Ibold)
YLBT-Romantika (Passenger vessel) MMSI 275304000, 2187, 5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 60 days via email for postal utility report. (Ibold)
R Activity (Italy) email@example.com
|Radio GSV (Artur Fernández Llorella Collection)|
Arcadia R firstname.lastname@example.org
Cool AM/R Pioneer email@example.com (André)
De Rode Adelaar firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris)
De Witte Reus email@example.com
EMR (via Challenger R) firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom Taylor)
Enterprise R (Italy) email@example.com
Good Ship Venus/GSV firstname.lastname@example.org (Jim)
Hitmix R email@example.com
Kennemar R 1 firstname.lastname@example.org
Long Live R email@example.com
Magic AM R firstname.lastname@example.org
Over 60 Degrees R email@example.com (Mick)
R AC DC firstname.lastname@example.org (Conraad)
R Carrierwave email@example.com
R City (via Revival R (Sala, Sweden) firstname.lastname@example.org
R El Toro email@example.com
R Europe (Italy) firstname.lastname@example.org
R Experience email@example.com
R Mi Amigo (via R 700-Kall Krekel, Germany) firstname.lastname@example.org (Capt Kord)
R Mistletoe email@example.com
R Montferland firstname.lastname@example.org (Benno)
R Pluto email@example.com (Pluto)
R Rob firstname.lastname@example.org (Rob)
R Samuray (Italy) email@example.com
R Star Int'l (U.K.) firstname.lastname@example.org
R Tango Italia (Italy) email@example.com
R Tower (Netherlands) firstname.lastname@example.org
R Twentana email@example.com
R Zeewolf (Netherlands) firstname.lastname@example.org
Ronnie AM email@example.com
Station QRP firstname.lastname@example.org
Sundown R email@example.com (Fred)
The Bogusman (UK) firstname.lastname@example.org
Tip & Elvia Show email@example.com
Trans Europe R firstname.lastname@example.org (Hans)
U-Boat R email@example.com
(Station email updates via Roberto Pavanello/Artur Fernández Llorella, Catalonia, Spain/Luca Botto Fioro, Italy and Norbert Reiner, Karlsruhe, Germany/playdx