Today is right around the half-way point in this grand adventure around the globe on the airwaves of the past… I hope you’re not too bored yet! :-)
While cataloging the cards today, which came mainly from Sweden, I happened on one from Uppsala:
I knew that sounded familiar… Then I remembered The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and how a lot of the story was based right there. It’s cool seeing things you’ve read about, if only in fiction, become real in a way.
Here’s a funny one — again from Sweden — but this time from a short wave listener (SWL):
Parma City… ;-) Stop and just read the card. Completely throwing I1CGK under the bus! Talk about dissing the dude.
I looked it up and here’s the card from the previous post:
The last one today is from a DXpedition in 1960:
I just dig the DXpeditions! This one activated the Coco’s Island entity. Even if it didn’t say DX-pedition on the card you can tell simply by looking at the printed “April ___ 1960” date. There’s no way you’d be doing that if you didn’t send out a ton of just those — and the only way you’d be doing that is if you were working the pileup that you caused by being the rare one!
The last one is an odd one:
This is the first amateur radio call that doesn’t have a number in it. “PZ” is a valid prefix for Suriname… and the card has a “1” in it in the address and the “I” doesn’t look like that at all. I tried to look it up and got nowhere… anyone have a clue about this one?
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|PZ5RK||8R1W||Suriname||Paramaribo||Aug 12, 1970||15||SSB|
|PZICU||Suriname||Paramaribo||Jan 17, 1971||10||SSB||No number – WTF?|
|SK7BD||Sweden||Oskarshamn||Oct 31, 1970||15||SSB|
|SL5AB||Sweden||Uppsala||Oct 13, 1959||10||Fone|
|SM0DDZ||Sweden||Huddìnge||Aug 30, 1974||20||Fone|
|SM4KF||Sweden||Insjön||1958||10||Fone||No date – dupe time!!|
|SM5-3583||Sweden||Uttran||Oct 5, 1972||15||SSB||Interesting message|
|SM5EAC||Sweden||Mjölby||Feb 7, 1970||15||SSB|
|SM5EXE-1||Sweden||Linköping||Sep 21, 1970||15||SSB|
|SM5EXE-2||Sweden||Linköping||Sep 21, 1970||15||SSB||Dupe, but different!|
|SM6ANC-1||Sweden||Mölndal||Nov 1, 1958||10||AM|
|SM6ANC-2||Sweden||Mölndal||Nov 1, 1958||10||AM||QRM|
|SM6CKU||Sweden||Kinna||May 15, 1967||20||SSB|
|SM6CTC||Sweden||Karlsborg||Jan 10, 1972||15||SSB|
|SM7QC||Sweden||Alvesta||Oct 10, 1959||10||AM||Hand stamp|
|SP9CV||Poland||Swierczewkiego||17/46||Jun 16, 1976||20||SSB||Just after Ennie was born!|
|SV1AE||Greece||Athens||Sep 23, 1959||10||Fone|
|SV1AI||Greece||Athens||Oct 21, 1959||10||Fone|
|TG9TS||ZP4BB/ZP5CB/HR1CB||Guatemala||Guatemala City||May 9, 1959||10||Fone|
|TI9AM||TI2PI||Coco’s Island||Coco’s Island||Apr 12, 1960||10||Fone||Costa Rica – DXpedition|