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

WWV Maryland

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

WWV/WWVH

WWV/WWVH QSL card
Credit: NIST
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.

WWV Maryland

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

WWV First Day

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

WWV QSL

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

WWVH First Day

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

WWVH QSL

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

WWVB QSL

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

WWVL QSL

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

 

 
Created April 21, 2015, Updated December 6, 2016