I think we’re firmly planted in America for the duration now… and today we have a relatively slow set of cards unfortunately.

(Ok, to everyone that wants these to end, we’re down to 165 to go… maybe fewer even. Patience… Then we can get all meta on this! :-P )

I’m a sucker for cute critters. I love that the doggy’s tongue was hand colored! You might think it’s a screen of the red, but even an 600 dpi it’s just a solid tone. And you wouldn’t pay for a spot color that tiny when the radio folks are that cheap!

I can’t gen enough of the pictures of the people that are sending the cards. All of these are a moment of time captured and sent out to the world. Most of the time the people look happy. Bill Parker here looks happy. I’ve seen a few in the past of people that look like the next thing they yell into the mic is “Get Off My Lawn!”

Why this one? It’s not dated. I don’t even know who it’s going it. Something about Michigan. “737710 Michigan” ? It might be a frequency, but 7.47 Mhz is out of the amateur allocation so that’s probably ruled out…

But then there’s the antenna.

450Ω ladder line heading out the bottle that’s the center of the dipole. With a birdy that’s tweeting away at the ham drunk of the jug of XXX.

Good times.

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K5KTQ     USA Albuquerque, NM   Nov 16, 1958 10 Fone  
K5OMW     USA Amarillo, TX   Jan 24, 1960 10 Fone  
KA6HXJ     USA Sunnyvale, CA 94086 Jan 27, 1982 10 SSB  
W5FPN     USA Norman, OK   Nov 1, 1958 10 Fone  
W5GQC     USA Fort Smith, AR   Oct 6, 1960 10 Fone  
W5HGC     USA Midwest City, OK 73110 Mar 6, 1969 20 Fone  
W5JIF W5JIF-1   USA El Paso, TX   Oct 23, 1958 10 Fone  
W5JIF W5JIF-2   USA El Paso, TX   Oct 23, 1958 10 Fone  
W5KC     USA Plaquemine, LA   Nov 21, 1959 10 Fone  
W5MP     USA Houston, TX 77024 Mar 27, 1972 15 SSB  
W5UCY   W8IRG USA Pascagoula, MS 39567       Seems to have moved
W5VCD     USA Houston, TX   Mar 1, 1959 10 Fone  
W6BK     USA San Bruno, CA   Dec 10, 1961 15 Fone  
W6BTM     USA Pasadena, CA         ??
WA6AGC WA6AGC-1   USA Merced, CA   Feb 28, 1959 10 Fone  
WA6AGC WA6AGC-2   USA Merced, CA   Feb 28, 1959 10 Fone  
WA6LVA     USA Los Angeles, CA 90027       AroNet – 14.278Mhz @ 1700
WB6BFK     USA Downey, CA 90241 Nov 22, 1970 20 SSB  
WB6RYT     USA Mount Wilson, CA 91023 Oct 30, 1971      
WB6TIK WA6ANB   USA Woodland Hills, CA 91364 Apr 12, 1968 20 Fone