We have another good crop of cards today — mainly from Great Britain this time around.

But before getting to that, let’s get to some history with this card from FL8MM:

You can’t get FL8 calls any more. FL8 used to be French Somaliland. (Hence the F in there) This has since turned into the nation that goes by the same name as the city Maga resided it: Djibouti. It got its independence from France in 1977, five years after the QSO.

Another interesting one is a SWL card:

http://photos.vec.com/VictorBambeckQSL-W8DFL/QSL-Cards/BRS427/1186951325_zNp8x-XL.jpg

1933. Back when cars still had magnetos. Magnetos are old-school ignition for engines. Very simple and reliable. It’s still used for aviation engines.

Another cool pair are the two from G3BID:

– and –

One in his regular QTH, one from the car.  :-)

Lastly, I just like this one:

I just love the picture of Edna, the XYL. (XLY is eX Young Lady – no matter how old or young your wife is the XYL. I’m just OM – Old Man.)

Last — just because we’ve been there. Milton Keynes. En and I were there on our honeymoon. Well, for a day. It’s an odd town known for their roundabouts. It’s a completely designed city.

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By the numbers:

BRS427		Great Britain		2/28/1933	20	?
EA3SA		Spain	EA3SA_2				52 states?!
FL8MM		French Somaliland		3/5/1972	20	SSB	Djibouti
G2DTO		Great Britain		5/10/1972	15	SSB
G3BID		Great Britain	G3BID	1/2/1971	10	SSB
G3BID		Great Britain	G3BID_M	3/23/1970	15	SSB
G3IAR	ZB1AR	Great Britain		1/7/1967	20	?	ZB1 = Gibralter
G3ILO		Great Britain		3/13/1960	10	CW
G3KMH		Great Britain		2/17/1960	10	CW
G3MEA		Great Britain		4/10/1958	10	CW
G3MPB		Great Britain		2/4/1960	10	CW
G3SUW		Great Britain		9/9/1967	20	SSB
G3VKC		Great Britain		2/6/1972	10	SSB
G3YCC		Great Britain		4/20/1972	15	SSB
G3YHB		Great Britain		2/7/1972	10	SSB
G3YNC		Great Britain		4/12/1973	15	SSB
G4ETT		Great Britain		10/13/1977	???	???	Eyeball?! Milton Keynes!!
G4ITM		Great Britain		6/16/1980	15	SSB
G4JQI		Great Britain		6/16/1980	15	CW/FM	FM?! First OH QSO
G8FC		Great Britain		10/24/1967	20	SSB