FIELD DAY BEHIND THE SCENES:
W6TJ’s Field Day eQSL Cards
The tradition of exchanging post cards (QSLs) to confirm radio contacts goes back to the very first ham radio operators. The cards usually bore the call sign, and station and contact information, of the station sending. Many ham shacks even today have these cards plastered on their walls. ARRL Awards such as Worked All States, DX Century Club etc. required the submission of these cards as proof of contacts made. The ARRL manages bureaus for incoming and outgoing paper DX QSL cards, primarily for this purpose. For information go to ARRL.org web site.
In recent years online electronic QSLs have become popular through eQSL.cc.
These are often received in one’s inbox, shortly after a contact is made. Registration and use, is free, and set up is easy. Check it out at www.eQSL.cc.
For the past twenty years, Clair, K6LG, has been managing the W6TJ eQSL account. We have received many (800 to date) from our Field Day contacts, and other public demonstrations . All incoming eQSLs have been sent the W6TJ QSL shown below. Some of the incoming eQSL’s for Field Day contacts are also shown: