Saturday, August 8, 2020

Two dramatic QSL cards sent to Melvin Reed

Here are two more QSL cards sent to Melvin "Midge" C. Reed of Frackville, Pennsylvania, in the 1960s. Both cards note communications that involved poor or interrupted signals, using codes such as QRM and QSB.

From ham radio operator Jacques Duquette (VE2 BKG) to Melvin Reed (W3AIT). Postmarked on March 9, 1962, in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec.

From ham radio operator Sid H. Solley (VE6AFQ) to Melvin Reed (W3AIT). Postmarked on December 7, 1965, in Lethbridge, Alberta. The structure pictured on the card is the Lethbridge Viaduct, which was built between 1907 and 1909. It is, according to Wikipedia, "the largest railway structure in Canada and the largest of its type in the world." It rises 314 feet above the river bed and contains 12,400 tons of steel.

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