Ham Radio Station: 1950

© 2003, Alvin F. Kanda

The station pictured is typical for the period 1947 to 1951. World War II surplus equipment was plentiful and a station like this could be put together for under $100. It cost only one cent to exchange QSL (contact confirmation) cards shown on the wall in the U.S.A. The first class letter rate was three cents.

This is a recreation from memory of my station KH6OJ in Wailuku about 1949. The cards on the wall are mostly Maui stations contacted on the 40 meter band.

Zoom in on Hawaii QSL Cards

Mesh(wire frame) view of the image. Each QSL card on the wall was scanned and then inserted in the frames on the wall like a collage. Enlarge

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