This is the last of the cards that I’m going to post since this is the last of the cards I have to post. I’ll post some meta-analysis later on as I process the data, but there aren’t going to be any new cards unfortunately.
Most of this last batch are cards that I couldn’t scan normally. Either they are too fragile or too abrasive to just stack in the document feeder for automated processing.
I’ll start with the oldest card of all that’s only partially filled out unfortunately:
I’m going to count this as a 80m contact. 85m is in the 80m band which ranges from 3.5-4.0 MHz — it’s in the bottom chunk that’s reserved for Morse Code. Morse Code is just sending out a single frequency coded just by turning it on and off. The single frequency is also called CW for Continuous Wave.
This was way back in 1930 from Warren. Vic lived there back then too so it wasn’t a long-range contact by any stretch. I just find the “OM” on the bottom funny. OM = Old Man. Of course back then he wasn’t. I’m older now than he would have been then.
Now what was I saying about abrasive?
The way the scanner works it slides it over the glass scanner… no way that’s going to make it through without scratching the glass. No way I’m going to try at least!
And let’s move on to fragile:
It’s a bit worse for wear.
And no, I didn’t tape it; that’s the way it came to us. :-/
Another cool thing of the hobby is how it brings people together:
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|GM5FT||Great Britain||Selkirk||Feb 28, 1960||10||Fone|
|HK7LX||Columbia||Bucaramanga||Oct 8, 1959||10||Fone|
|HP1RCP||HP1RCP-2||Panama||Playa Nueva Gorgona||Mar 5, 1972||Diploma|
|I1TJ||Italy||Rome||166||Dec 20, 1970||15||SSB|
|I1TJ-part2||Italy||Rome||166||Dec 20, 1970||15||SSB|
|K2USA||USA||Fort Monmouth, NJ||7703||Jul 31, 1971||20||SSB|
|QA8CGH||USA||Parma Heights, OH||44130||Be well soonest|
|W0GNS||USA||Minot, ND||Oct 29, 1958||10||Fone|
|W8PM||USA||Jekyll Is, GA||Jan 25, 1971||15||SSB|
|W9HFD||USA||Mead, NE||Nov 17, 1931||Illegible|
|W9MEL||USA||Boulder Hill IL||60538||Aug 1, 1974||20||SSB||Mobile|
|WA4SQM||WA4SQM-2||USA||Jacksonville, FL||32207||Sep 14, 1967||20||SSB||Cursive typewriter!|
|WA6EFT||WA6EFT-1||USA||Dana Point, CA||92629||Dec 29, 1976||Eyeball|
|WA6EFT||WA6EFT-2||USA||Dana Point, CA||92629||Nov 3, 1976||20||AM|
|WB6EFZ||USA||Santa Anna, CA||Dec 29, 1976||Eyeball – Notepad|
|WB6RYT||WB6RYT-3||USA||Mt. Wilson, CA||91023||Blank|