A good batch for today! Partly a good batch because there’s some from Hungary — where my parents grew up.
Ok, my mom grew up in Romania, but that’s a story for another day.
A bit more of the strangeness about the “countries.” We have Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales all represented here. Of course if you ask folks from Great Britain they’ll tell you they’re English or Welsh or what-have-you. I’ve had that done to me in the past before.
I guess if you’re talking to a Texan you might get the same reaction. ;-)
Anyway… I digress.
I don’t know of a more Scottish sport than tossing the Caber. Maybe there are better sports, but I don’t know if there are any that are more iconic.
That and wearing kilts.
This card is cool for me.
The address is someplace I’ve been at. Or at least in front of. It was walking distance from the hotel that En and I stayed at the times we were in Budapest. In fact we have walked there many times. It was just past the metro station that we went to to get anywhere. My dad and I walked there with En when we went there a few years back. We had coffee across the street at the Hotel Astoria Cafe. :’-)
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Why the one from HB9IJ? I just like Peter’s 1958 cat.
Another interesting thing I just noticed from this series:
(The first one from GI6TK is a blind operator BTW)
If you look in the upper left corner you’ll see “Mullard.” This can only refer to Mullard Tubes. And to top it off they’re still being made! This really has to be some variety of sponsored QSL card program. Buy tubes, get cards. Anyone know anything more? They have a standardized back and feature the British equivalent to the ARRL, the RSGB.
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By the numbers:
G3ODB England ? ? ? GI4RY Northern Ireland 10/14/1959 10 Fone GI6TK Northern Ireland 1/24/1970 10 SSB Blind Op GI6VU Northern Ireland 2/7/1972 15 SSB GM3BCL Scotland 2/7/1960 10 AM GW3AHN Wales 11/22/1959 10 Fone GW3LEW Wales 2/9/1959 10 Fone GW3NNF Wales 1/2/1971 10 SSB GW3VBX Wales 2/7/1971 10 SSB GW4IUK Wales 3/2/1981 15 SSB HA1ZD Hungary 11/30/1975 20 CW HA3MB Hungary 3/21/1970 17 SSB HA4KYH Hungary HA4KYH_1 1/18/1972 15 SSB HA4KYH Hungary HA4KYH_2 3/21/1972 15 SSB HA8KUC Hungary 3/21/1972 15 HB9BJS Switzerland 7/3/1980 15 SSB HB9GS Switzerland 4/3/1972 15 SSB HB9IJ Switzerland 11/14/1958 10 Fone HB9PT Switzerland 11/22/1959 10 Fone HB9WH Switzerland 10/15/1959 10 Fone