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QSL Gallery for NIST Radio Stations

Like many other radio stations, WWV, WWVH, and WWVB send QSL cards confirming reception of their broadcasts to listeners who send reception reports, generally from locations outside the United States. WWV has received reports from as far away as the South Pole, and reports from Europe, Asia, and Australia are common. WWVH has received reports from as far away as South Africa, a distance of 19,300 km (12,000 miles) from Hawaii. This page shows photos of some of the QSL cards sent by the NIST stations.

WWV Maryland

WWV Maryland QSL card
QSL card sent to a listener who confirmed reception of WWV from Maryland in July 1940.
Credit: NIST

WWV Maryland

WWV Maryland QSL card
QSL card sent to listeners who confirmed reception of WWV from Maryland around 1945.
Credit: NIST

WWV/WWVH

WWV/WWVH QSL card
QSL card sent to listeners who confirmed reception of WWV from Maryland or WWVH from Hawaii. This card confirmed reception of WWV at 15 MHz in August 1959.
Credit: NIST

WWV Maryland

WWV Maryland QSL card
QSL card sent to a listener who confirmed reception in February 1966, shortly before the station moved from Greenbelt, Maryland.
Credit: NIST

WWV First Day

WWV first day QSL card
QSL card sent to listeners who confirmed reception on first day of broadcasts from Colorado in 1966.
Credit: NIST

WWV QSL

WWV QSL card
QSL card currently sent to WWV listeners who verify reception.
Credit: NIST

WWVH First Day

WWVH first day QSL card
QSL card sent to listeners who confirmed reception on first day of broadcasts from Kauai in 1971.
Credit: NIST

WWVH QSL

WWVH QSL card
QSL card currently sent to WWVH listeners who verify reception.
Credit: NIST

WWVB QSL

WWVB QSL card
QSL card currently sent for confirmation of WWVB reception.
Credit: Credit: NIST

WWVL QSL

WWVL QSL card
A rare QSL card from the 20 kHz station WWVL, which went off the air in 1972.
Credit: NIST

 

 
Created April 21, 2015, Updated December 6, 2016