An Odd QSL

Yesterday, I received the QSL card below from Gordon West, WB6NOA, who, as you may know, has also written a series of amateur radio exam license study guides.

Now, I’m kind of wondering why he sent me this card. I hate being a skeptic, but I wonder about the sincerity of the message. He did, after all, misspell my last name and called my study guides “study notes.”

What do you think?


  1. Martin AA6E says:

    Accept the compliment! Misspellings and misquotes are facts of life.

    Martin, whose name is often misspelled.

  2. I’d give the gentleman the benefit of the doubt. Would that more of us would be so thoughtful to encourage one another.

    In that vein, please allow me add my own appreciation of the work you have done to Elmer new hams. Keep up the good work!

  3. I think it’s ok I donnt think he ment anything negative, your are doing a great job.


  4. Dan KB6NU says:

    OK OK. :) I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt.

  5. Ron McKenzie says:

    It’s very high praise indeed when another author in one’s own ‘genre’ gives you a compliment. Be gracious and accept it for what it says it is. To me it says Gordon’s comfortable in his own skin and his ego is not bruised by others’ writing.

    used to be N0EAV; working to be that, again.

  6. Wow, that’s very cool! I’m a newbie and working my way through his Technician book right now. :-)

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