Antique Amateur QSL card – 7VL from 1927

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This time we are going to do something a little different and present an antique ham (amateur radio) QSL. This was T.W. (Tom) Baird’s QSL. His call sign was 7VL. He sent this QSL card to another ham operator Howard Truax of Albany, Oregon using the call sign 7ACH.

I find it interesting that the shorthand ham operator’s used back then is not much different in concept for the shorthand used for text messaging and other social media on the Internet. So much for re-inventing the wheel.

Tom was an engineer at radio station KFPY (now KXLY) in Spokane for several years and I understand served as chief engineer for a while.