My New QSL Card

While we’re on the subject of QSL cards, doesn’t it seem that nearly all of the QSL cards you get from European stations have a cathedral or castle or some similarly grand—and very old—structure? Unfortunately, we’re disadvantaged in that respect here in the U.S. Unless you happen to live in New York City, or maybe Boston, most of the really old bulidings are not very awe-inspiring.

So, what’s a ham to do? Well, in thinking about this with regard to my QTH, I asked myself, “What’s the closest thing we have to a cathedral here in Ann Arbor”? My answer, Michignan Stadium! Every fall, more than 100,000 acolytes come to worship there on selected Saturdays. With a capacity of 107,501, it is the biggest American football stadium in the world.

So, here’s a draft of my new QSL card:

Big House QSL

To be honest, I’m not even that big of a football fan, but it is an impressive structure, with or without fans.


  1. Ronny, KC5EES says:

    They are adding seats onto the Unv. of Texas’ Memorial Stadium as we speak. Sadly, although almost everything is bigger in Texas, we won’t even come close to your “Big House” even after construction. Oh well! Go Horns!

    Really nice idea for a card. Your QSL card will be a hit, I’m sure.

    Ronny, KC5EES
    Austin, TX

  2. What? Not that big of a football fan….be careful saying that living in Ann Arbor.
    Them’s fighting words :-)

    I like the card.

    73, Bob K0NR
    Go Boilers

  3. Looks like a nice photo for your card to me. I’m not a football fan either.

  4. Tom Kelly KD7ZOS says:

    Love your qsl , I’d probably fudge a bit and say this was the response to your “Wanna become a ham, come to the stadium”! Hi Hi…73’s Tom

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