ZL4AQ 1954 New Zealand
A coincidence that the suffix
initials are the same as my name....
This card was for a s.w.l. report (from me).
The ZL was calling, on a.m.
phone, F7SHP in Paris, at half past ten at night on an otherwise
dead 20 metres. A long call as I remember. I was sixteen years
old at the time, listening on the domestic steam radio. I knew
nothing about antennas. I mean nothing. It was a bit of wire out
of the window tied to the fence, and there was another wire tied
to an earth rod. It was enough ........ I heard the F7SHP often
during the daytimes when home from school. Supreme Headquarters
Allied Powers in Europe - sounded terrific. They must have been
underfunded though - they didn't QSL to s.w.l.s.
Half a century or so later, I bought one on eBay.
73, Tony G4UZN