Monday, October 5, 2009

Ideas for QSL cards

Ok, we all love to get them, so how can you be unique? As an ad guy (my day job) I'm always looking for ways to stand out.

So here are some ideas - snap a shot of yourself while working a station then upload it to walmart and print a custom card each time. For just a few cents each you can have it printed on photo paper.

Or even better, print plastic "credit-card" style cards. I guarantee that no one has ever gotten a QSL card like this! Go to, upload your image and boom! They also make GREAT eyeball cards for the next ham fest!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Testing the band

Today was my daughters birthday, but that didn't stop me from getting a few minutes of PSK work in. Stumbled across a HOT band full or guys calling CQ TARA.

After discovering that TARA was a PSK contest by the Troy Amateur Radio Association, I answered several CQs and logged a few new contacts. My son even made one during a brief visit to the shack.

Also managed to pull in a French station this afternoon. Love this mode!