We have a few different countries in today’s update. Mostly Europe — and a bit of Africa that used to belong to Europe.
I’ll start off with the girl drinking a good Czech beer. Most likely a Pilsner from Boheme — the birthplace of Pilsner beer. 1971 Pilsner beer in this case. In a classic tall Pilsner glass. I’ll raise a glass to that!
Next up: an old one from OH5PW in Finland:
Just look at the side of that radio! My radio which is 100 W (unlike the 150 that’s in the picture) is the size of a couple of phone books. Thor’s radio is the size of him! There’s an improvement if nothing else! :-)
The last two of the lot are from the Belgian Congo:
I especially like the second one from OQ5FV. That’s from Dr. Henry S. Nelson, M.D. that was helping out there in Luebo in the middle of Africa.
As much as the notion of “missions” kind of freak me out, at the same time I think that people that go in and actually help people and don’t ask for anything in return — like doctors — transcend that. It reminds me of the more modern Doctors Without Borders of today. But this was back in 1960.
Henry, if you happen to read this: Cheers mate!
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|OE7SU||Austria||Innsbruck||Oct 16, 1959||10||Fone|
|OF2AM||Finland||Helsinki||Oct 22, 1967||20||SSB|
|OH2BAD||Finland||Helsinki||Oct 6, 1972||15||SSB|
|OH5PE||Finland||Karhula||Aug 3, 1958||10||Fone|
|OK1TA||Czechoslovakia||Praha||Mar 6, 1971||15||SSB|
|OK2KWI||Czechoslovakia||Ostrava||Apr 2, 1980||10||SSB|
|OK2QR||Czechoslovakia||Gottwoldov||Mar 6, 1971||15||SSB|
|OK2RZ||Czechoslovakia||Ostrava-Trebovice||Mar 4, 1972||15||SSB||Accents on city|
|ON4DD||Belgium||Roux||Feb 26, 1960||10||CW|
|ON4FJ||Belgium||Kessel-Lo||Jan 14, 1970||10||SSB|
|ON4GM||Belgium||Brabant||Dec 6, 1959||10||AM|
|ON4LX||Belgium||Ghent||Feb 7, 1960||10||AM|
|ON4OC||Belgium||Aarschot||Feb 7, 1959||10||Fone|
|ON4SZ||Belgium||Hoeilaart||Oct 25, 1959||10||Fone||Hot house grapes|
|ON5TY||Belgium||Roselies||Feb 21, 1970||10||SSB|
|ON5WK||Belgium||Passendale||8698||Mar 18, 1972||15||SSB|
|ON8CG||Belgium||Tongeren||Oct 24, 1970||15||SSB|
|OQ5EB||Belgian Congo||Luluabourg||Nov 3, 1959||10||Fone|
|OQ5FV||Belgian Congo||Luebo||Jan 24, 1960||10||Fone||Doctor. Congo Belge.|
|OQ5JR||Belgian Congo||Shinkolobwe||Feb 19, 1959||10||Fone|