Amateur Radio Station W1TCH, Randolph, Mass.

QSL Card from Amateur Radio Station W1TCH, Randolph, Massachusetts

Ham radio operator Phil Shea may have just gotten lucky to get such a cool callsign, but more than likely it’s a vanity callsign he specifically requested. And why not? He did live in Massachusetts, after all, less than an hour from Salem. Also, take note of the fact that Phil was l33t before the rest of us.

This card acknowledges transmissions from Phil picked up by our friend Bill Seaback on February 13, 1960. It looks like Phil saved some money on his QSL cards by having only one side printed. Regardless, it makes for a great Halloween post.

W1TCH, where it's Halloween all year long!

This will be the last of Bill’s QSL cards to be posted. I’ve been in touch will Bill’s daughter, Jennifer, who tells me that Bill was 15 years old in 1960; as I suspected, he passed away a few years ago. I’ve sent off the 30-odd remaining cards to Jennifer. I’m sure that these cards will mean as much to her as my great-grandfather’s postcards mean to me.

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4 Responses

  1. postcardy says:

    That’s a good card for Halloween.

  2. Christine says:

    I love Ham radio cards and this one is particularly nice.
    I also like your changing header.

  3. matt says:

    great site keep up the good work! I have bookmarked your site and will come back soon 73 de matt m6ceb

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