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Monday, April 4, 2011

HAM RADIO CARDS

DISCOVERING OUR VALLEY   2011
More than one of my friends has expressed concern that all "this texting will undermine our kids ability to spell out important words. Well, I suppose that is why they have "spellcheck".  Anyway, these Ham Radio Contact Cards may be the parents of these "texters." R U rdng this ok.  Jerry

 Ham Radio Contact Card 1956 -  Gift to the Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2011.  (click on image to enlarge)
Dick Zobel mailed this New Year greeting by way of his Ham Radio card on December 22, 1956. to Roy "Ham of the Year" in Mission, Kansas.  Dick wrote: "Tnx 4 nice QSO. Ur my first Kansas contact." Dick lived on Hamlin Street in Van Nuys.

  Ham Radio Contact Card 1973 -  Gift to the Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2011.  (click on image to enlarge) This Ham Radio card was not mailed. The names Frank Marble and La Moleiett are on the contact side of the card along with 8/m and H-P Meeting instrumentation, It came from Providencia Street in Woodland Hills.
   Ham Radio Contact Card 1954 -  Gift to the Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2011.  (click on image to enlarge) This card was sent from Frank Bates III  in Sherman Oaks on December 24, 1954 to an address in Mission, Kansas.

   Ham Radio Contact Card 1967 -  Gift to the Museum of the San Fernando Valley from Gary Fredburg 2011.  (click on image to enlarge) This contact card was sent to a Ham Radio operator in Ben Lomond, California.

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