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QSL HERITAGE

Presented is a collection of my grandfather, Les Miles's short-wave listening QSL cards from the late 1930s to early 1940's


A brief collection of SWL QSL cards from divers locations during a turbulent period of world history. For my grandfather Les Miles the art of SWL (Short Wave Listening) during the 1930s and 1940s was constructing and maintaining all of his radio and test equipment. It conjures up the image of the fine art of the period, the large metallic receivers, the warm glow of the valves and a delightful smell from the transformer and wax-capacitors which if you have never experienced it, your life will never be compete.

 

Broadcasting Corporation of Japan, Tokyo, 26 December 1938 Broadcasting Corporation of Japan, Tokyo, 26 December 1938
Broadcasting Corporation of Japan, Tokyo, 26 December 1938

 

XGOY - The Central Broadcasting Administration, Chungking China, 8 June 1939, 11.90MHz XGOY - The Central Broadcasting Administration, Chungking China, 8 June 1939, 11.90MHz
XGOY - The Central Broadcasting Administration, Chungking China, 8 June 1939, 11.90MHz

 

ZBW - Hong Kong, 12 June 1939, 9.525MHz ZBW - Hong Kong, 12 June 1939, 9.525MHz
ZBW - Hong Kong, 12 June 1939, 9.525MHz

 

Radio Manila KZRM, 9 July 1939 Radio Manila KZRM, 9 July 1939
Radio Manila KZRM, 9 July 1939

 

Australian broadcasting ship, Kanimbla VK9MI, 22 July 1939, 6.01MHz Australian broadcasting ship, Kanimbla VK9MI, 22 July 1939, 6.01MHz
Australian broadcasting ship, Kanimbla VK9MI, 22 July 1939, 6.01MHz

Offshore radio station: VK9MI ("Radio 9MI") from April 26th 1936 till early September 1939. For more detail see; http://www.offshore-radio.de/fleet/kanimbla.htm

 

2RO3 - Rome, 10 September 1939, 9.63MHz 2RO3 - Rome, 10 September 1939, 9.63MHz
2RO3 - Rome, 10 September 1939, 9.63MHz

 

Radio - Sagon 11.780MHz, 19 December 1939

Radio - Sagon 11.780MHz, 19 December 1939

Radio - Sagon 11.780MHz, 19 December 1939

 

KGEI -General Electric's Broadcasting Service. 29 December 1939, 9.53MHz KGEI -General Electric's Broadcasting Service. 29 December 1939, 9.53MHz
KGEI -General Electric's Broadcasting Service. 29 December 1939, 9.53MHz

 

WRUL - Would Wide Broadcasting Foundation - University Club, Boston Mass, U.S.A. 29 December 1939, 11.26MHz
WRUL - Would Wide Broadcasting Foundation - University Club, Boston Mass, U.S.A. 29 December 1939, 11.26MHz

 

HS8PJ-HS6PJ - Thailand. 29 February 1940,  HS8PJ-HS6PJ - Thailand. 29 February 1940, 
HS8PJ-HS6PJ - Thailand. 29 February 1940, 

 

VPD - Suva, Fiji, 4 April, 1940

VPD - Suva, Fiji, 4 April, 1940

VPD - Suva, Fiji, 4 April, 1940

 

India, 1 May 1940, 11.870MHz

India, 1 May 1940, 11.870MHz

India, 1 May 1940, 11.870MHz

 

XYZ & XZZ - Burma State Broadcasting Service, 27 May, 1940 XYZ & XZZ - Burma State Broadcasting Service, 27 May, 1940
XYZ & XZZ - Burma State Broadcasting Service, 27 May, 1940

 

Habana Cuba, 26 August 1940 Habana Cuba, 26 August 1940
Habana Cuba, 26 August 1940

 

WBOS - Westinghouse Electric Company, Boston Massachustts U.S.A. 7 June 1941, 11.870MHz

WBOS - Westinghouse Electric Company, Boston Massachustts U.S.A. 7 June 1941, 11.870MHz

WBOS - Westinghouse Electric Company, Boston Massachustts U.S.A. 7 June 1941, 11.870MHz

 

CBFY - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 25 October 1941, 11.705MHz CBFY - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 25 October 1941, 11.705MHz
CBFY - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, 25 October 1941, 11.705MHz

 

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