A QSL card is a written confirmation of either a radiocommunication between two amateur radio stations or a reception of a signal from a broadcast station. Please find a more detailed description at Wikipedia.

QSL cards of amateur radio stations are only added to my collection if a radio country or an US state or a Canadian province could not be confirmed by a broadcasting station.

My radio country rank is based on the radio countries list of the European DC Council (EDXC).

According to the EDXC rule "a certain territory must not be counted both as a current or an extinct country" the following countries are not counted as a radio country in my statistics (extinct radio countries are prefixed by the † symbol):

 Czech Republic  †Czechoslovakia and Slovakia do count
 Germany  †Germany, West and †Germany, East do count
 Serbia  all other former republics of †Yugoslavia and †Yugoslavia itself do count
 Russia  all other former republics of †USSR and †USSR itself do count
 Vietnam  †Vietnam, South and †Vietnam, North do count
 Yemen  †Yemen, South and †Yemen, North do count

The following territories are also not counted as a radio country in my statistics :

 Banaba  Banaba has been deleted without replacement in the 2007 edition of the EDXC radio countries list
 Daitō Islands  Daitō Islands have been deleted without replacement in the 2007 edition of the EDXC radio countries list
 St. Martin, French  St. Barthélemy and the French part of St. Martin are two separated overseas collectivities of France but counted as one radio country by the EDXC
 International Waters  The International Waters are not a valid radio country

My statistics :

 Statistics Broadcasting stations   Amateur radio stations   Total  
 QSL cards 466   118   584  
 Radio countries 194   112   306  


Links

SWL QSL Card Museum
Ham Gallery QSL Museum



















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