QSL verification cards are used by stations to verify reception reports sent in by listeners. They are also exchanged by radio amateurs to verify contacts made. Typically the card will show the frequency, date and time of the reception, along with some technical details such as transmitter power and aerial used. Stations are becoming generally less responsive to listener's reports, mostly due to budgetary constraints and decreasing staffing levels. But QSL cards do provide an interesting aspect to the radio listening hobby.
Not only do regular broadcast stations issue QSL cards, but also various "utility" stations such as Navtex, Standard Time and Frequency stations, coastal radio stations, Meteorological stations and so on.
Here are some scans of recent QSLs received.
Last update: Thursday June 5, 2003 01:00 GMT