QSL Cards

Ham CB SWL QSL Postcards

 During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Many cards have mention of children, refered to as background noise. Some taunt the FCC about then rules and regulations.
About 2005, we bought a very large collection of QSL cards from the estate of the late Henry C. Tadrzenski, KMA-4245, from Bristol, CT. At the time, we looked at them, we sorted them by states, and then re-stored them until now. Henry was an avid user of Citizens Band radio, back in the mid 1960's. He traded bundles of cards with everyone, most times without making radio contact, and accumulated over 15,000 cards.  All of the cards appear to be from the same time period, from about 1965-1969. Some cards have a 4 or 5 cent stamp and postmark, and some may just be noted with a date and comments about radio equipment. Some cards have pre-zipcode zone numbers, and some have letters in their telephone number. A few even have notice of their old original CB call sign that was change to the newer assignment, back in the early 1960's.  Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed.
kal-0909 george busby houston tx 1960s cb radio qsl vintage postcard
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s. This card was sent from CB radio station: KAL-0909.  The Country Boy. George and Katherine Busby, located at 562 Hidden Valley, Houston, Texas. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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kam-0677 henry bell long beach cal 1960s cb qsl card vintage postcard1
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s.This unused card was sent from CB radio station: KAM-0677. Was issued to Henry A Bell, at 731 West First Street, Long Beach, California. Original address, at 705 First Street, was crossed out. His CB handle was Tennessee Pale Face. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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kam-0677 henry bell long beach cal 1960s cb qsl card vintage postcard2
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s.This unused card was sent from CB radio station: KAM-0677. Was issued to Henry A. Bell, of Long Beach, California. His CB handle was Tennessee Pale Face. Back side of card has the CB 10-codes listed. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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kar-1628 sal maita daly city calif 1960s cb qsl card vintage postcard
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s.This unused card was sent from CB radio station: KAR-1628. Was issued to Robert Newman and Sal Maita, at 138 Alta Vista Way, Daly City, California. Their CB hadle was The Rebels. Golden Gate Park. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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kar-2806 mike woodrome oakland calif 1960s cb qsl vintage postcard
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s.This unused card was sent from CB radio station: KAR-2806. Was issued to Mike Woodrome, at 2300 107th Avenue, Oakland, California. Little Mike, you did it again. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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kat-0201 prefix swapper fullerton calif 1960s cb qsl vintage postcard
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s.This unused card was sent from CB radio station: KAT-0201. Was issued to The Prefix Swapper, of Fullerton, California. The Prefix Swapper traded and/or sold QSL cards by their prefix. At this time, I am not sure about the callsign prefix designation ,if they were random, starting with a Kxx, or was it done by State or regions of the country. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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kba-3517 thomas huey napa calif 1960s cb qsl card vintage postcard
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s.This unused card, dated 1967, was sent from CB radio station: KBA-3517. Was issued to Thomas B. Huey, at 1950 Silverado Trail, Napa, California. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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kbd-1463 ssg henry sam sampier tx 1960s cb radio qsl vintage postcard
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s. This card was sent from CB radio station: KBD-1463. Uncle Sam. Ssg. Henry Sam Sampier, of Fort Bliss, Texas. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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kbh-0254 ronald hoskins azusa calif 1960s cb qsl card vintage postcard
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s.This used card, postmarked 1967, was sent from CB radio station: KBH-0254. Was issued to Ronald Hoskins, 812 Loren Avenue, #33, Azusa, California. Old address 635 North Rural Street, Indianapolis, Indiana was crossed out. Card has an image of the outline of the state of Indiana. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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kbk-1033 charles sampson san jose calif 1960s cb qsl vintage postcard
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s.This unused card was sent from CB radio station: KBK-1033.  Was issued to Edythe and Charles Sampson, at 1350-75 Oakland Road, San Jose, California. Card has an image of a cowboy on a running horse. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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kbk-1698 boyce henderson afb calif 1960s cb qsl card vintage postcard
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s.This unused card was sent from CB radio station: KBK-1698. Was issued to Boyce Henderson, at Wagon Wheel T.S. 18, Vandenburg A.F.B., California. Thier CB handles were Gold Brick and Orphan Annie. Artwork signed by DP The Viking. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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kbk-2028 bob scarbrough san jose calif 1960s cb qsl vintage postcard
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Original QSL postcard from the mid to late 1960s.This unused card was sent from CB radio station: KBK-2028. Was issued to Joann and Bob Scarbrough, at 1058 Lick Avenue, San Jose, California. His CB handle was The Big Crab. During the 1920s and 1930s, amateur ham radio operators adopted the practice of two-way exchanging of QSL postcards, to confirm their radio contact, with a report of reception. QSL cards got to be known as wallpaper, commonly used to decorate the walls of their radio equipment room. During the 1960s, CB citizen band radio became popular, and the practice of exchanging QSL cards to confirm radio contacts was enjoyed by many with this new hobby. Today, these cards are very collectible and look great matted and framed...

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